Friday 30 November 2018

FFF: Immortality?

Once again, we are delighted to be taking part in YAM-Aunty's Final Friday Fiction challenge. Our November book is 'The Great Soul of Siberia' by Sooyong Park, and on page 87 we find:

Line 8: Passing on the gene, in September even the creatures
Line 12: On Crow mountain would be good, and the wild walnut forest
Line 16: Bad either, the upstream region of Shauka River was probably

Bertie has been quite restrained this month, his piece is barely longer than the three lines from which the prompts are taken.

Bertie's Suggestion

When I have shuffled off
This canine mortal coil
You'll miss me, probably.

Passing on the genes
For perfection
Would be good, don’t you think?

So how about you have me cloned?
A snip at fifty thousand bucks these days.
Why stop at one?

Imagine a multitude of Berties,
Bringing bouncing bliss
To the many not the few.

Click here to link to the other FFF challenge entries. We can promise you an excellent read!


  1. Hari Om
    BOL - oh Bertie lad, you are in a pawtikyoularrly proud mood today! Fangtastic use of the prompts thoug - and I think at least one clone of you would be rather fun. hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  2. oh I think there is just one Bertie and that's you... I've heard the woman with the golden clone is not as happy as she thought she would be...

  3. CLEVER CLEVER CLEVER BErtie well done and give Gail a high five for typing this just as it was dictated. I say the world would be BETTER with 87 million WFT...but they would need to take care when wagging their powerful tails. Wouldn't want to cause a wind storm.
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. If you get Gail to do that, Bertie, be sure to put our name on the list for one!!!

    Love the poem, love the accompanying graphic!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  5. We would also like to be put on the list for a mini Bertie! Just think of the troub...I mean fun we could have!! Wonderful FFF!!
    Rosy, Jakey and Arty

  6. A whole herd of Berties rambling through the highlands. Yes, we can imagine that!

  7. oh wow! a whole lot of Berties!! how fun
    Hazel & Mabel

  8. We think lots of Berties would be a great idea.

  9. Bertie, be sure to tell Gail that you think the new header photo shows off your handsome face so well that it should remain there for some time...if not permanently.

  10. Even if you were cloned, there would only be one true Bertie!