Ecrits Blogophilia Week 22.12: Akbar is Missing!

It’s time for blogophilia, the fun blog group where Martien gives participants prompts to use in their weekly post. This week;s prompts are:

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 22.12 Topic: “When the Movie Credits Roll”
Hard Bonus (2 points): Use an onomatopoeia
Easy Bonus (1 point): Use a book title by Carl Safina

Last week Jonathan and his family came for a visit – for the annual Day and Dark conference. While he was here, he went for a walk in a cornfield because, Iowa, and met a new friend Akbar who wanted to see the world, but settled for going to Florida.



He packed his bags, practiced his song for the blue ocean, and – whoosh – left with Jonathan, bound for palm trees, but something happened…something mysterious. Jonathan claims that Akbar ran away with a “steamy housekeeping pepper”, and that was that. When the movie credits roll, Akbar is happy with his new flame, and Jonathan made it home safe, a happily ever after.



Not long ago a tiny knock sounded on my door. At first, I ignored it, but then, I finally checked and there I found a mysterious ear of corn.


Meet Saffron 

The corn introduced herself as Saffron and said she was looking for Akbar. Apparently, she’s his girlfriend, and she was pretty upset when I showed her Jonathan’s post.


the tears of corn

We made her a fortifying cup of tea while she told us her story. She and Akbar planned to be married this fall, but first he wanted to see the world. She was okay with that, as long as he kept in touch, but after he failed to check in, she got worried, and that’s why she came here.


The tea calmed her down and with her calm came doubts: doubts that Jonathan’s story was true. I had been suspicious from the start (a rumor says that Jonathan simply forgot to take Akbar from the motel), and so I loaned her my laptop and she did some research, starting from the last place we know Akbar was at.


Is Akbar lost somewhere in Arkansas?

Since Arkansas is so far away, and Saffron doesn’t have a driver’s license, we had to settle for calling the police and filing a missing corn report.


She’s all ears, but there’s not much to hear

So now, all Saffron and I can do is wait for the police to do their job, contact Jonathan, and try to find out the truth!

*Yes, Akbar is a parody of a Julien Smith video on YouTube. You can check it out in Jonathan’s Facebook post. 



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5 responses to “Ecrits Blogophilia Week 22.12: Akbar is Missing!”

  1. thejissilly says :

    I am sticking to my story. He ran off with a pepper. Left him in the hotel. Pshaw!

  2. Marvin Martian says :

    Let’s hope the two find each other soon, otherwise, it can get very cornfusing! LOL!!! 8 points, Earthling!!

    Marvin aka Martien Ecrits

  3. Sharonlee says :

    That was a fun read…. and not at all too corny… I do hope Saffron finds her man and drags him home by the ear!

  4. Christine Wichman says :

    I hope Saffron is reunited soon! Love your double tale with Jonathan, great idea!

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