This piece was written for the weekly Carrot Ranch 99-word challenge, with the prompt of ‘film festival’.
Gazza had always pronounced ‘film’ as fillum, so it came as no surprise when he organised the Oodnagalahbi Fillum Festival and its associated event, the Fillem Food Fantasia. The Fillum Festival featured the world premieres of two blockbusters, ‘Mad Max and his beaut ute’ and ‘Killer Roos’. People and animals came from miles around, including more red kelpies than you could yell ‘get up’ to. After the fillums finished, it was time to hoe into the Food Fantasia, including sweet and sour popcorn, peanut butter choc top ice-creams, and salted yabbie and vinegar chips. Pity the beer ran out.
Ute – A vehicle based on the same platform as a family car but with a unibody construction and a built-in open tray area for carrying goods; similar but not identical to a pick-up truck.
Roo – Abbreviation of kangaroo
Kelpie – a breed of energetic working dogs developed in Australia from British sheepdogs. The Working Sheep Dogs of Australia Kelpies – YouTube
Yabbie – freshwater crayfish of the genus Cherax of Australia, commonly raised for food.