Francis further than you think


The 747 roared overhead on its lengthy approach to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Landing gear creaked and groaned as it unfolded, pointing at the mountains below. From the cold confines of the mechanism a dark bundle fell earthward.

The bundle landed with a thump, groaned, moved slightly then unfolded itself. A man emerged.

The man sat up, blinked, then stood carefully, still wrapped in the blanket. He took a bite from the bacon sandwich that had made the journey with him, swallowed, cleared his throat and said;

‘Behold, I am Mahomet and I have come to the mountain.’

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23 Responses to Francis further than you think

  1. MrBinks says:

    Totally Bonkers. Approved.

  2. Sandra says:

    Certifiably insane but I loved it. 🙂

  3. vbholmes says:

    I like the title, which has absolutely nothing to do with the story. Fun.

  4. Kwadwo says:

    Was Mahomet a stowaway?

  5. This is a great little story. But watch out for a jihad!

  6. Bacon sandwich? So it was literally pig in a blanket 🙂

  7. Must be France’s Bacon. 🙂 Love the title, you wild and crazy thing.


  8. Hala J. says:

    This was such an oddball story…and that’s all I can say about that. (It’s a compliment!)

  9. Dear Kelly,

    I’m carefully removing that hook from my cheek. Priceless story and punch line. Thanks for the early morning giggles.



  10. Ha.. yes.. no need to move the mountain anymore.

  11. Crazy story but still convincingly told

  12. glossarch says:

    I’m not sure if I got the whole thing but I liked it none the less!

  13. Everything about this is is creatively fun. I love it! 😉

  14. Funny story and well written. Francis Bacon. Hmmm.

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