A Disorderly Queue

This is my response to this week’s Flashback Track Friday prompt, where we were given the duet 7 Seconds by Neneh Cherry and Youssuf N’Dour and asked to:

Tell us a story about an event that spans just seven seconds.

I also wrote on Fandango’s One Word Challenge on Thursday (here). I always try to write a humerous limerick, and the rhyme that day was about a hapless chef who makes a new dish by combining crab and ice cream. Let’s just say his diners were left inflatulated!

That “hapless chef” idea tickles me, so I came up with a sequel. It also fits the 7 Seconds prompt, but I leave it as an exercise for the reader, to determine exactly how.

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Pipped at the Post

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 17 September 2021, course.

Jockey’s leading the race at the track,
But his ride’s overtaken by pack,
For not staying the course,
He kicks out at the horse,
Which has good sense to kick him right back.


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The Adventurous Chef

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 16 September 2021, combination.

Mixing ice cream and crab straight from Cromer,
Devised dish that was fit for a coma,
Such a strange combination,
Which just caused flatulation,
And left restaurant with salty aroma.


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Niagara Falls Vacation

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 15 September 2021, steadfast.

On a sight-seeing voyage, they got chop,
When trip ended, boat tied up to stop,
But not tethered steadfast,
The boat floated right past,
And continued right over the top.

That’s why they call them “falls”, right?


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The Final Battle

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 14 September 2021, poor.

A White Knight from darkest Peru,
Lost his arm and was nearly run through,
Being aided by nurse,
Poor guy’s luck just got worse,
When they lopped off the other one, too


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Self Defence

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 13 September 2021, decisive.

When she walked home, alone, in St. Paul’s,
Got attacked, ended up in a brawl,
He had manner derisive,
She made movement decisive,
When she landed swift kick to his balls
.


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In Loving Memory

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 12 September 2021, scrumptious.

A forgetful old caterer Keith,
To provide for a funeral, his brief,
Made a scrumptious selection,
Only one raised objection,
When she swallowed the poor guy’s false teeth.


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That Smell Again

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 11 September 2021, choreography.

A young politician called Ted,
Softly spoken, impeccably bred,
His esteemed choreography,
In applied lexicography.
Just left us all scratching our heads.

Okay, you can substitute Ted for any name you’d prefer!


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