Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: The Funkey Monkey in The Funky Munky #amwriting #flashfiction #magic

Thank you to Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW. 


TJ. Paris


The Funky Munky was a magic shop owned by Velma. She lived in the first apartment, above her shop. 

Curtis walked into Velma’s shop one night, he was hallucinating and ill. “Please help me,” he begged, “I think I’ve been poisoned and I’m going to die.”

Velma felt his forehead: “You’ve come to the right place. You’ve been poisoned and I can help you for a favour in return.” 


Velma began to add liquids to a glass. She handed the ‘potion’ to Curtis who downed it and passed-out; he awoke the next morning on a couch.

“Do you feel better?” Velma asked him.

“Yeah, I feel fantastic. What did you give me?” Curtis said.

“A Funky Monkey,” Vera said smiling.”It contained Banana Liquor, White Rum, Malibu Rum, Pineapple Juice, and magic dust.” 

 “It was a drink, not a potion?” 

” You were poisoned Curtis. The drink was magical and removed the poison from your body, hydrated you, and made you sleep deeply.” Velma said.

“It’s my favourite alcoholic drink, Curtis. I became ill because I drank too many of them once. Your favour to me was taking away my repulsion for my favourite drink. However, a Funky Monkey will now make you ill if you even smell one.” 

Curtis had no words but Velma had pity on him and snapping her fingers, sent him home to his own bed where he would remember nothing. 


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.


22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: The Funkey Monkey in The Funky Munky #amwriting #flashfiction #magic

  1. ghostmmnc August 19, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    I sure enjoyed reading your story! That Velma was a tricky one, wasn’t she! 🙂

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  2. Joy Pixley August 19, 2016 / 11:18 pm

    A drink that’s also a magic potion — sounds dangerous, and delicious!

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    • mandibelle16 August 20, 2016 / 2:08 am

      Hehe maybe. Velma getting drunk off a Funky Monkeys is almost autobiographical. I got extremely sick in university off of many many shots of Malibu cocoanut rum, used in the drink Velma likes. Plus, I hate bananas. The smell of cocoanut rum or the sun screen that smells similar, makes me feel ill to this day 😦 Thank you for reading.

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  3. Priceless Joy August 20, 2016 / 11:49 am

    That is one potent drink! So glad that it saved his life and now he will go home and not remember anything that happened. Great story, Mandi!

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    • mandibelle16 August 20, 2016 / 4:57 pm

      Hehe yep it is. Yeah it’s good he won’t remember a thing. But he’ll never like that particular drink himself now for some reason lol. The coconut / banana smell will make him feel quite ill.


  4. jademwong August 20, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Oh wow Mandi this was really creative. Great spin on the prompt. Velma seems like a fun character 😀

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    • mandibelle16 August 21, 2016 / 1:54 am

      Thank you Jade. Happy you like the character. It just made me think of this disgusting drink the funky monkey, I hated in university because of he cocoanut rum and banana flavour. So, I worked with it 🙂

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  5. clcouch123 August 21, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    This is an endearing story. The drink sounds amazing and awful. I wonder how bartenders get a-hold of magic dust to use as a mixer? Velma is a dear. I’d like to visit her shop and partake of her wisdom (not the funkey monkey). Cheers, Mandi (with an uplifting potable)!

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    • mandibelle16 August 21, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      Hehe. I had friends who were quite fond of this drink in university. Not being a fan of bananas and having gotten very ill on coconut rum, it always made me sick to smell these drinks or even the coconut flavour sunscreen, which smells too similar. Thank you for your comments. I do think Velma would be very interesting to talk with 🙂


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