Charlie’s Scribes Take Africa By Storm!

Michelle was so kind to let Charlie's Scribes take over and make the big announcement for her bloghop UBUNTU. But, it came with our own HANGOVER MOVIE rendition….

 "Agh!" My head was pounding as I awoke in a hotel room. I shot straight up in bed. "Where am I? Wait…I'm wearing a coconut bra?"

Covering my glistening sun burnt skin, I groaned from the pain, and heard a cellphone chime ‘Lovely Bunch of Coconut’. I pressed play, eyeballing the ostrich stretching its neck out from the bathroom.

"Oh my gosh! What happened last night?"

 Then I heard Mark's voice mail message:
"Hey Tammy, pick up. It’s Mark and Liz; we’re at Michelle’s concert waiting for you.   Listen, something weird is going on. Liz picked me up in a cab from a place called Bates Motel; I have a new tattoo of an elephant on my right shoulder and a pounding headache that reminds me of Ireland. You need to hurry and get up here mas rapido. After the next number, Michelle will announce her blogfest winner."

 Wait…Michelle lives in South Africa. I rushed to the window, and pulled back the curtains.

Then the cell chimed again to the tone of ‘Super Freak’. Another voice message:

"It's Liz. WHERE ARE YOU!! I want you to know I came on this little adventure because you made me. I wore the hooker shoes because you said the lions wouldn't eat me for fear of choking on the heels. Well, guess what? Maneuvering through elephant crap in stilettos just plain stinks! I have enough dung stuck in my toes to plant potatoes. Anyway, follow the elephants, they will take you to the concert!"

I grabbed a pair of pink Hawaiian flip-flops with the initials “MK” and ran out the door, nearly ice skating in vomit.

"Agh, gross! Who ate rice?"

After two miles of dung dodging, and not being able to “move this traffic along” any faster, I finally heard crowds cheering, and one high pitched girlie squeal, scaring off the elephants that lead me there.

"Tammy! You made it!" Mark said jumping as the concert's disco beams bounced off his bald head.

"Mark, put a hat on! I'm blinded!" Liz yelled in her hooker heels.

"Quiet Cybertwins, I have a headache! Oh wait. Michelle's gonna announce the winner! Listen!"

…all entries were amazing……… and I'm sending out a second round of cyber hugs to the 20 participants… but the entry that resonated with me the most belongs to………

                                ROBYN ALANA ENGEL

 ** the Scribe's wondered what happened that night, until THIS photo leaked…





 Michelle, thank you for having Charlie's Scribes post for you! And here is your badge to wear loud and proud!! Want to learn more about us and our services? CLICK HERE!!


Michelle turns around to find Tammy standing there… ALONE!
The other 2 went MIA during the proceedings… didn't make it backstage after all… Tammy couldn't locate them…
mmm… I wonder what Bosley will have to say about this…
A special thank you to Tammy Theriault!!
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  1. Suzi on February 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Well, I used to want to go visit Africa, but now that dream has been quashed. 🙂

  2. Denise on February 27, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Congratulations Robyn! Amazing entries all!

  3. Melissa Maygrove on February 27, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Ostritch. Bwahahahaha xD

    Congratulations, Robyn. 🙂

    • Charlie's Scribes on February 27, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Mark tried to smuggle one on the plane. It tried to rip his hair out, but well, you can probably guess that didn't work, but it pecked his bald skull so much, he let it go. 

      Man, you just can't take some people anywhere!



      • Mark Koopmans on February 27, 2014 at 8:22 pm

        Not true.

        Does anyone have a spare Band-Aid?

  4. Alex J. Cavanaugh on February 27, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Congratulations, Robyn! Well deserved.

    Mark, want to explain the pink flip flops now?

    • Charlie's Scribes on February 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      On behalf of all the members of Charlie's Scribes, we have been counseled by our attroney to plead the fifth on all questions which could lead to incriminating and/or humiliating circumstances. 

  5. Vidya Sury on February 27, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    So fabulous! I loved Robyn's poem! Hugs, Michelle! The Ubuntu bloghop is a wonderful experience! Love, Vidya.

  6. Vidya Sury on February 27, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Ah, loved Charlie's scribes! And thoroughly enjoyed the post! Hilarious!

    • Charlie's Scribes on February 27, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you Vidya. Charlie's Scribes love a lady with such obvious good tatse 🙂

  7. Hilary on February 27, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Charlie's Scribes and Michelle – excellent choice .. and 'Mere Chance' is such a great poem … so well done Charlie's Scribes in gathering your wits et al .. and letting us know who won.

    Cheers to all .. Hilary

    • Charlie's Scribes on February 27, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Gathering wits and then scattering them about is what Charlie's Scribes does best. 

  8. Charlie's Scribes on February 27, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Thank you Michelle! Thanks for our backstage passes, the opportunity to work for free, and for a fabulous blog hop which left us all a little smarter, and hopefully a little more human. 

  9. Shelly on February 27, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Loved this post.

  10. Elise Fallson on February 27, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Those C.Scribes are a hoot! Coconut bra, Mark's pink flip-flops–Hahaha! Congrats to Robyn, I just got back from reading her poem and it was excellent, and big hugs to you Michelle! 

    • Mark Koopmans on February 27, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Viv Los French ! (Here at Charlie's Scribes, we proud ourselves on our high use of our English knowledge.)

  11. Julie K Pick on February 27, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Congrats to Robyn! Her brilliant poem really reflected the spirit of Ubuntu. Thanks to Charlie's Scribes for risking their lives to get the message out, pink flip-flops and all! 

  12. Robyn Engel on February 27, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    I am beside myself, and the myself next to me is over-the-top amused and honored. She's jumping up and down in a coconut bra and MK flip flips to the tune, "Super Freak." Thank you, all. Thank you. Thank you. It really means a lot. I'd been playing with the concept of my poem for a while, and your blogfest, Michelle, brought it out of me. You're a beautiful lady. Cyber hugs back to you, the scribes, and all.


  13. elephant's child on February 27, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    It sounds to me as if Africa was the winner – and Charlie's Scribes need to be storming out – quietly.

    A hoot to start my day with.  Mega thanks.

  14. Trisha on February 28, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Why must there be vomit in the world?? That's what I'd like to know 😛

    • Mark Koopmans on February 28, 2014 at 7:34 am

      I agree and I get sick thinking about it.

  15. LuAnn Braley on February 28, 2014 at 4:26 am

    New subscriber/follower from the #AtoZChallenge.  Sister minion from another mother (AJ's Hooligans).

    I have dreams like this post when I forget to take my meds for a day. :p

  16. tammy theriault on February 28, 2014 at 6:03 am

    and i still have the headache to show for it all… congrats to Robin. man…Charlie's Scribes, what an awesome trio!! LOL

    • Mark Koopmans on February 28, 2014 at 7:35 am

      Yeah, except for the bald dude in the hideous Hawaiian shirt 🙂

  17. Donna Hole on February 28, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Totally cool.

  18. Medeia Sharif on February 28, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Congrats to Robyn.


    Hilarious post. They could've landed in the city, but the wild animals and dung made it an adventure. 

  19. L. Diane Wolfe on February 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Congrats, Robyn.


    At least you didn't wake up to a tiger in your room. Or since it's Africa, a lion.

  20. Susan Gourley on February 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    My favorite line was, I had a headache that reminded me of Ireland. LOL. You guys are so much fun.

  21. Gary on March 1, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Hey kids!

    After reading this guest selection, I think I had a storm of sorts.  A brainstorm, nah, more like a light drizzle.  No smoking of a grass skirt!  🙂

    I'm outta' here…



  22. LD Masterson on March 1, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Elephant dung and rice vomit? I'm not wearing stelleto heels of pink flip flops. I'm wearing waders.

  23. Meradeth on March 1, 2014 at 2:39 am

    lol! You all are hilarious 🙂

  24. Sheena-kay Graham on March 1, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Crazy hilarious. Elephants, hooker heels….dung? Hey whatever works and you guys are taking first place in show.

  25. Kimberly on March 2, 2014 at 2:18 am

    OMGosh, what a great post!  Congrats to Robyn!

  26. Mina B. on March 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    That was great!  The phrase: "….nearly ice skating in vomit," was ewwww too visual but hilarious LOL!

  27. Michelle Wallace on March 5, 2014 at 4:38 pm


  28. joylene on March 5, 2014 at 5:03 pm


    Thanks for the morning chuckles! Too hilarious.

  29. Robyn Campbell on March 9, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    *snort* Coconut bra. Ouch. Michelle, and Scribes, this is too HEELARIOUS!!!!!!

  30. J.L. Campbell on March 11, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Now that was an entertaining trip to the winner.

    Congrats to Robyn.

    Waving madly at Michelle. 🙂

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