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"Tribe" by Ralph Steadman
Thomas and Peter were on a mission to rescue savage souls, the plan being to convert them to God-fearing believers.  Arriving at the remote village to which they'd been assigned, they were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by the natives with warm enthusiasm.  Tribal dancers festooned with brightly painted masks put on an amazing show for their guests, then led them to a rough plank table laden with fruits and vegetables, next to which two huge cauldrons of soup sat simmering in the fire.  An old man who was apparently the chieftain presented Thomas and Peter with gourds filled with some kind of fruit nectar, then lifted another to his lips, motioning to them to do the same.  Both men found the nectar to be delicious and drank it down eagerly. That night there was much feasting in the village, bellies that had long gone hungry were now round and full; Thomas and Peter were never seen or heard from again.
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I'm linking up with the amazing Ivy Walker for Six Sentence Stories
The cue this week is "CONVERT"

14 comments:

  1. I started smiling at "...two huge cauldrons of soup sat simmering in the fire" as I was beginning to sense a surprise ending.
    The highest of compliments I can give is that I resisted the urge to jump ahead and let (your) story have it's way with me.

    ....FRIST?

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    1. Frist indeed, Clark! I'm glad you enjoyed my little story, it was a fun write! :-)

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  2. Well told, and i'm sure it has happened.

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    1. Thanks Mimi, I have no doubt that more than one dinner guest has found himself in hot water! ;-)

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  3. OUCH!!!! hahahahahahahaa .... NOW I see why Papa rolls his eyes at you!!!!!

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    1. I was inspired by the art and couldn't resist using it to fuel my tale, Ivy! Papa Bear says that I have a tendency to kill off the characters in my stories... he might just be right about that! :-)

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  4. Well, at least they had a good time before they disappeared. . .

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    1. Yes they did, Kristi, it was quite a "going away party" in their honor! ;-)

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  5. Josie, I'm laughing at your response to the comments. This is a story that I loved; it left me with my mouth hanging open and then the comments were just as good. Guests in hot water and "going away" parties. Ha.

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    1. I'm delighted that you enjoyed my story, sometimes it's fun to do something "different" ;-)

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  6. Love it! Your writing always makes me smile!

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    1. Thank you Carrie! I am not a very serious writer, but I do enjoy inventing little tales.

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Your comments are always appreciated... they make me smile! :-)