whatsgoingonIt was the first day of Oktoberfest and a crystal clear, beautiful fall day it was. It seemed that nearly all of the townspeople showed up for the festivities. There were hot air balloon, helicopter, and train rides. People were swimming and boating on the river, the circus was in town, and all of the restaurants and hotels were full of revelers. People from all around the area were out in droves. Some were parading around, visiting the sites, singing, and dancing. Others were playing tennis, golf, hiking, and even rock climbing. tourists were taking photographs and buying trinkets and souvenirs. There were lots of fun and games. And, of course, plenty of beer with which to celebrate this year’s Oktoberfest. It was shaping up to the best one ever!

I’ve been tagged by Nova, over at My Namastè 365 Online, for this challenge. It’s her brainstorm and she calls it “Imagination Plantation.” Nova presents us with a picture she found on Pinterest and asks us to write a short paragraph about what’s happening in the picture. Then she wants us to create a pingback to her post and tag three other bloggers to do the same. She wants to see how many stories can come from this one picture.

So I’m going to tag:

Of course, participation is optional, but if you have the time and inclination, it could be fun.

Twittering Tales — A Fairytale Village

FF81229E-F426-4B16-B0AB-CF4EA3309A13“Oh Alan, it’s like a real-life fairytale village,” Karen said.

“There’s nothing like this back in the States, that’s for sure,” Alan said.

“I’m so glad you convinced me to take our ski trip in Switzerland this winter,” Karen said.

“I just want to make you happy,” he told his wife.

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Written for this week’s Twittering Tales prompt from Kat Myrman.

One-Liner Wednesday — Something in the Air

“One whiff and you’re stiff.”

Residents of the Irish village of Ringaskiddy claim that fumes from a nearby Viagra factory make the locals unusually frisky. They claim that their sex lives have improved since production of the erectile dysfunction drug began locally in 1998.

Ringaskiddy residents are fond of saying, “One whiff and you’re stiff.” They also attribute a baby boom in the early 2000s to the factory, and insist that the vapors are even affecting the village’s dogs, which they say “walk around in a state of sexual excitement.”

Taken from a blurb in the latest issue of The Week magazine.

Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.