We’d like to welcome you

Engine Company 31 responded to fire report early in the afternoon; a minor fire in a vacant lot with little danger of spreading.

The freak weather arrived suddenly. Rapidly darkening skies, rumbling and the whistle of high-speed winds heralded the arrival of a funnel cloud. Seconds before touchdown, a wooden building plummeted from the sky and slammed down with a colossal crash in the empty lot.

The firefighters stood staring at one another in disbelief.

The door flew open with a sharp kick from the inside. Small and colorfully dressed figures exited the home, singing.

“We represent the Lollipop Guild.”

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Inspired by this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt:

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

And for folks who might miss the reference, a scene from the Wizard of Oz (MGM 1939):

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34 thoughts on “We’d like to welcome you”

  1. Ok, I get that it’s smoke. But my first glance at this image, I saw a tornado. Don’t ask me why. Tornado, house, Oz.
    Except I wanted to know what happened if the house came *from* Oz and landed in Kansas…

  2. Dear Dave,

    You’re always free to see what you want in a prompt. I’ve had to explain myself a few times when I stepped a mile away from the box.

    Love this tale from the other side of the rainbow. Very clever. You made me laugh.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  3. Dear Dave,

    I don’t care about the niggling inconsistencies here and there….I love this story. Even after we know where it’s going it is impossible to get off. Good stuff. Welcome to Munchkin Land.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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