T.P. : #FridayFictioneers



PHOTO PROMPT © Renee Heath


Tsohanoai, Tklehanoai, and Coyote sat, admiring their work.

“Told ‘ya.” Coyote grinned.

“Yes. You did. Right as day.”

“Or night.” Tklehanoai countered.

“Hmmph,” Tsohanoai grunted.

“When I’m right, I’m right. And…”

“You’re always right,” they answered, shaking heads, in unison.

“S’what happens with both feet on the ground.”

“Or paws,” Tsohanoai beamed.

“Four, actually,” Tklehanoai twinkled.

They all chuckled.

Coyote stood, affixed his Stetson, ears perking up.

“Is that…?” they asked, in harmony.

“Yup. White-Buffalo-Woman. Date night. See ya.”

 “Who knew 4-ply was even a thing?”

“Worked better than 2-ply.”

The Tipi was strong, as long as it wasn’t squeezed.

Author’s Note:

It’s #Friday Fictioneers prompt time, as always created and hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields on her blog, Addicted To Purple.

The rules are simple if you’d like to join in:

    1. Use the photo on Addicted to Purple as your prompt (goes up on Wednesday).
    2. Write a 100 word story, complete with beginning, middle, and end.
    3. Make every word count.
    4. It is proper etiquette to give the contributor of the photo credit.
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52 responses »

  1. Very clever stu. Completely missed the joke before I read the comments, although that commercial is surely burned into my brain from repetition. 😊your pun works on both levels, though for some reason my brain was thinking ply-wood.


    • I can see where it could go that way, but mine just went for the homonym of Tipi and T.P. I never did that on Halloween, but have seen the effects (irl and on film). First thing that came to mind, and I have loved Coyote stories for a long time. Glad you enjoyed.

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    • Thanks for the compliment, but I am sorry that you are baffled by the story, Penny. I feel that way a number of times when reading other FF posts (not yours), esp when they are referencing outside of my experiences. Some I just don’t get even after reading through the comments.

      T.P.= Toilet Paper
      Tipi-Native American dwelling
      Coyote-trickster god
      Tso- bringer of the sun
      Tkl- bringer of the night

      all NA Mythology, and just playing around with the word TiPi, or TePee, or TeePee.


    • There have been other stories I’ve read on FF where I have to go to Google to figure out the references &/or cultural meanings. Should it stand on its own without explanation? Thanks, Sandra


    • I’m not sure if it’s an American thing: TPing someone’s front yard as a Halloween prank has gone on for years (that’s throwing rolls and rolls of toilet paper on people’s trees, yards, and houses). T.P. are just the initials; homonym led me here. Thank you for the compliment.


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