The Meer Strut

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A story written just for fun. Inspired by the original 'Rocky Horror Show's 'Time Warp', this version is completely family-friendly.

The Meer Strut.

“Are you sure there’s no one watching? Mary? Martin?”

“No eyes to the left, Maurice,” said Mary.

“No eyes to the right,” Martin replied.

“And no eyes to the front!” Maurice nodded his head for a moment, paused, stretched up then bent forward to look through his legs behind him. “No eyes behind!”

“Does it really matter if someone sees us practising, Maurice? They are all going to be watching tomorrow, anyway.” Mary couldn’t understand what all the secrecy was about.

“Have you seen the elephants practising? Or the ostriches?”

Martin scoffed. “We know what they’ll be doing anyway...some kind of fancy neck-work.”

“Now, now, Martin, you don’t know that. They have got those long legs too. And what about the lions?”

“I don’t want to see them at all!” Mary broke in with a shudder.

“The point I’m trying to make is that we all do something that has not already been seen.” Maurice had another look, as did Martin and Mary.

“Okay! Are you two ready. Do you remember the words?”

At a nod from the two younger meerkats, Maurice began; “It’s just a jump to the left.”

Mary and Martin followed with; “And then a step to the right.”

Back to Maurice; “With your hands on your hips....”

“You bring your knees in tight.”

And the three together; “But it’s the stretch and dip

That really drives you insane.

Let’s do the Meer Strut again!

Let’s do the Meer Strut again!”

“Perfect,” said Maurice. “Now this time don’t forget to do the moves.”

Submitted: January 02, 2018

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Mike S.

Ha, very imaginative story, Hull!

Tue, January 2nd, 2018 7:33pm


Thanks, Mike. Thought I'd go for something a bit silly for a change!

Tue, January 2nd, 2018 11:42am

Dr. Acula

Love The Rocky Horror !
I could totally imagine the little meerkats, singing and dancing , i could hear it very well.
Nicely done Hully !

Tue, January 2nd, 2018 7:58pm


Ha! Glad you enjoyed it, Doc!

Tue, January 2nd, 2018 12:10pm


Awww this is great, Hully :) Very clever.

Tue, January 2nd, 2018 8:28pm


Thanks, jaylisbeth. A bit of light-hearted silliness for a change.

Tue, January 2nd, 2018 12:30pm

Sue Harris

A great, fun read Hully... Meerkats do Rocky Horror. Music that took me back, loved it.

Tue, January 2nd, 2018 9:27pm


Ha! Thanks, Sue! Glad you enjoyed it!

Wed, January 3rd, 2018 6:58am

Jeff Bezaire

A fun piece! The comment about the ostriches gave me a chuckle.

Wed, January 3rd, 2018 7:29pm


Thanks, Jeff. I felt a definite need to write something completely silly.

Wed, January 3rd, 2018 11:44am

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