A PIZZ A’ NONSENSE

‘Looks more like a wedding cake about to fall over than a pizza.’

‘A pizza?’

‘The Leaning Tower of Pizza.’

‘No, it’s Pisa.’

‘That’s what I said, Pizza. Anyway, don’t worry about the photo, I can straighten that up in Photoshop.’

‘No, it’s meant to lean over like that.’

‘That’s ridiculous, who built that?’

‘It wasn’t built to do that, but now it’s famous because it does do that.’

‘Why don’t they fix it?’

‘Then it wouldn’t be the Leaning Tower of Pisa.’

‘Pizza?’

‘I told you, it’s Pisa.’

‘No, I mean do you fancy some pizza for lunch. There’s a little café over the piazza there, looks lovely.’


Copyright Anne Higa

Today’s photo brought back fond memories of a day in Pisa 13 years ago, and a pizza in the shadow of the Leaning Tower.

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

64 responses to “A PIZZ A’ NONSENSE”

    1. Thanks for the reblog 🙂

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  1. Pisa story.. I mean fun story

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  2. A lovely bit of tomfoolery!

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  3. Dear Iain,

    Cute story. The kind of dialogue he’s never going to win. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. I’m well aware that this is how I talk to my kids, just to annoy them! 😉

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  4. Hari Om
    LOL – all the better for being there, eh?! Nicely done. YAM xx

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    1. Thanks Yamini, hope you’re well 🙂

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  5. We both went down the silly and fun route this week, Iain. This was fun! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, a bit of silliness and fun seems like good distraction at the moment 🙂

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      1. Oh absolutely! There will be plenty of war stories. Have been at dVerse, et al. I cannot join in on that.

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  6. I enjoyed this, Iain.

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  7. This is great fun, Iain. I was going with a leaning tower of pizzas, but then I saw yours and changed my mind and took inspiration from your photo instead!

    Btw, the highlight of my visit was a trip to the amazing Riverside Museum and tall ship!

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    1. You must have seen the BBC building across the river then, my work home for many years, and I’ve now moved a couple of office buildings along to a new job. If I’d known I’d have waved out the window to you! It is a great museum, a frim favourite with my kids too.

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  8. Ah, the mathematics of this…. great story. It I ever did manage to get the courage to venture outside of my country in this day and age, this is one of those places I’d like to see.

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  9. I love folded pizzas, and I enjoyed the dialogue. How’s the arm🙂

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    1. 🙂 I tell you, it’s quite heavy that tower!

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  10. Nice lttile taste of fun! Mine’s a margherita.

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    1. Thanks Liz, good choice!

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  11. Hilarious! I have a photo of myself in the same pose! 😀

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    1. I think everyone who visits has to get one! 🙂

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  12. Cute! Thanks for the smile on my face. Needed that bit of humor!

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    1. You’re very welcome, glad it helped 🙂

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  13. Thanks for the laugh 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome 🙂

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  14. Clever and enjoyable.

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  15. It is funny to think how almost no one would know about that tower if it had a stable base. It’s nice and all, but there aren’t a lot of people who would travel from all over the world to see it if it were upright. And certainly not millions of pictures of people holding it up or knocking it down from perspective.

    Hope you’re having a great day! My latest blog post has my theme for the April #AtoZChallenge (I’m writing speculative fiction and looking for prompts).
    At Operation Awesome we have the #PassOrPages query contest going on (friends or enemies to lovers Romance).
    Looks like I’ll be very busy the next few weeks!
    March quote: “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

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    1. It would still be a lovely tower, but just ‘another’ tower!
      Not sure if I’m going to make it onto A-Z this year between a new job and proof reading new book that’s due out in the summer, the time has got away from me to get anything prepared. Will still pop by to see what others are up to though, always fun to read 🙂

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  16. Oh, yes, Iain. I have has too many conversations much like that one. Well done.

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    1. My favourite kind of conversations 🙂

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  17. I think most people think it is the leaning tower of pizza the first time they hear about it.

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  18. fun read. during a tour of italy, i had a glimpse of the tower only from the distance. maybe next time, i’d take a closer look. 🙂

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    1. Definitely worth a visit.

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  19. Very entertaining! I enjoyed the dialogue so much. Now, I’m hungry! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Brenda, enjoy a pizza! 🙂

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  20. Had me smiling all the way through 🙂

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  21. Oh no … now I want pizza. Mmmm … guess what’s for lunch. Lol
    Cute, fun, great play on words and pizza. What could be better?
    Enjoy your weekend… Isadora 😎

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    1. Thanks Isadora, hope you have a good weekend too 🙂

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  22. Got a giggle from this. Good one.

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    1. Thanks Margaret 😊

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  23. Bahahaha a good laugh. Well done. (Says just finishing last night’s pizza) wait a minute…

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  24. That was cute. I bet your arm got tired after awhile, didn’t it 😉

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    1. It’s hard work 🙂

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  25. Hi Iain,
    I loved reading this with the play on words and associated confusion. It convinced me to stop trying to push through the tiredness of an earlier than usual start, and have a nap I must’ve falen into a deep sleep, and it was a good move except for trying to get my hours into a more regular pattern.
    This morning I went to a novel writing workshop with author Graeme Simsion who wrote “The Rosie Project” and associated series. He writes to a scriptwriting structural formula and I’ve been to a writing workshop before where the writer had used that and had gone very well.
    You’ve put out a couple of novels but Graeme’s Simsion’s book about writing novels is not unsurprisingly called “The Novel Project”.
    Anyway, I’d better head off.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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    1. Thanks for the tip! Too late for my new book, already at the publishers and coming out in June! 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome, Iain. Congratulations on the next book out. I am yet yo get the first one out, although I did self-publish an anthology of poetry back at uni. Self-publishing wasn’t quite so glam back then. I went to a local printing place who basically photocopied it. It did get me a solo reading at the Shakespeare Bookshop in Paris, which is currently the pinnacle of my success.
        It’s been a long time in between drinks.
        Hope you have a great week.
        Best wishes,
        Rowena

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  26. Pizza indeed! Better to go to the restaurant nearby.
    Yes, Iain! Agree! It does look like a wedding cake! A tall cake indeed 🙂
    The photoshop guy now has extra info what not to photoshop!

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  27. I wonder how many times it’s been called the Leaning Tower of Pizza, too many to count I imagine! A very enjoyable read, thank you, and now I want pizza …

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    1. Thanks Heather, no time is a bad time for pizza 🙂

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  28. Loved your story, so witty, made me smile.

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    1. I’m glad, thank you 😊

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