One Hundred Word Stories

Post 1617. Wednesday January 17

 

*The observant among you may have noticed that after 12 years at Blogger I’ve switched Keith’s Ramblings to WordPress. I’m still learning so please excuse any mistakes I may make!

 

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A ghost train” shouted Billy”

Oh no!” shouted Molly.

Coward!” he yelled climbing into car twenty-two. With a jerk, it entered the unknown.

Molly ate a burger whilst waiting for an ashen face Billy to emerged but there was no sign of car twenty-two or any other cars.

An anxious-looking ghost ran from the tunnel. “What’s happened?” Molly asked.

Something terrible Miss” he replied.

Where’s Billy?”

There was a tap on her shoulder; she spun around and there he was. His biggest fright of the day was seeing blood-red tomato sauce dribbling from Molly’s open mouth!

“It broke down and we had to walk out the back. Fancy a ride in a teacup?”

 

 

Thanks to Rochelle at Friday Fictioneers for hosting and  J Hardy Carroll for the photo prompt


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106 thoughts on “One Hundred Word Stories”

  1. Dear Keith,

    Billy’s a prankster, isn’t he? Loved this one with the misdirect.
    Welcome to WordPress. I made the switch 5 years ago and never regretted it. Personally I think it’s more user friendly.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. What a fright! Thankfully you’ve given us a false alarm. i was holding my breath.

    Selfishly speaking, I’m really glad you’ve switched. It’s always been a pain to leave comments on Blogger/ Blogspot sites and I can never get automatic feedback.

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  3. Billy sounds a lot like my husband and Molly like me. Such a prankster and clever clever writing again, Keith! Loved the tension in this story and the happy ending at the last. Phew..all´s well that ends well 🙂 Cheers!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. I changed because I was becoming increasingly aware that WordPress users were experiencing difficulty leaving comments. That is borne out by the fact that after just 36 hours or so on board I’m receiving comments from people whose sites I’d visited regularly but they’d previously never commented back. On the negative side, Blogger was far more flexible than WP when writing new posts but I’ll just have to accept that!

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  4. LOL. I had to read twice to see that is was red from her mouth rather than his.POV shift threw me, but only for a minute.

    Welcome to off-site WordPress. I’ve had Blogger, on site WordPress and off site WordPress. I like off site the best, but reading their FAQ id pretty rough. Let me know if you get stuck on anything.

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  5. I too started on Blogger. Moving to WordPress was the best thing I ever did. It took a while to get used to it, but like Rochelle said it’s much more user friendly, both for the blogger and those who wish to leave comments.

    As for your story, I really got a kick out of it. Good one, Keith.

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    1. I’m already reaping the rewards of moving! After 12 years at Blogger such a move was bound to prove a bit of a challenge, but I now think I should have done it ages ago. I’m delighted you enjoyed the story, thank you.

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  6. Well, you totally had me anxious and fooled, right up to the end — nicely done! Hope you like WordPress. Being selfish here, but I certainly like being able to comment normally on your page for the first time!

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      1. I’m surprised Blogger hasn’t made it easier to comment, given all the people I know who complain about it and those who have, like you, moved from the platform for that reason.

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  7. Not selfish at all! I knew commenting on Blogger was becoming a nightmare and it cost me dearly. This was the main reason for the move. Better late than never! I’m really pleased you liked the story Joy. Thanks.

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  8. Ha! Ha! I think you tricked everyone, great twist in the end.
    I’ve been thinking of changing over to the dark side too, as it seems many people just don’t post comments in a blogger site. Some misplaced loyalty is keeping me from doing it. Can you really get all your blog across?

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    1. I felt exactly the same after 12 years at Blogger. All I will say is, the number of comments I’ve received on this FF post is my highest ever by far! I chose not to transfer all my stuff across, instead I’ve put a link back to Blogger in my new sidebar, but to answer your question, yes you can and it is simple. Go to ‘settings>other>back up content’ and you’ll get a file in your documents folder to import to WordPress. QED! It’s not as dark over here as you’d think!

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  9. Whenever you commented on my posts you’ve kindly put a link to yours on Blogger, which I appreciated. But I rarely commented because it was such a pain in the butt. Very happy you’ve moved to WordPress. Once you get used to it, I think you’ll really like it.

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    1. Without question, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done blog-wise. The proof is in the numbers – never before have I received the quantity of comments this post has attracted. Blogger folk, follow me follow…! Cheers Fandango.

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  10. #1…I am impressed with the number of comments. Way to go Keith!
    The blog looks great. Good luck. I always have such a problem commenting on WordPress so I will see how this goes.

    Have a great week!

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