100 Words

Post 1638. Wednesday March 21





Hobjc3b6rn-9w nice. ‘High five’ I shout as I slap my palm against the welcome sign. Unfortunately, my gesture is a little overenthusiastic and I send it tumbling over the edge and down into the stream. Sorry, I mutter. I carry on round the bend singing my favourite song.

‘Climb every mountain, ford every…’ (sorry, that ‘s a bit out of tune!)

On I plod. I crane my neck to watch a soaring eagle, or is it a sparrow? Whatever, it’s beautiful. Then I trip.


There’s that ****** welcome sign again. ‘You could have warned me’ I yell as I refused it another high five.



bjc3b6rn-9A little bit of nonsense for this week’s Friday Fictioneers which is once again hosted by Rochelle. This weeks picture is provided by  Björn Rudberg



115 thoughts on “100 Words

  1. Christine Goodnough Mar 21, 2018 / 14:21

    Gave me a chuckle, but I think your fellow shouldn’t be wandering in the mountains alone. If he can’t tell the difference between an eagle and a sparrow, he might easily mistake a curious cougar for a tame tomcat. 😉

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  2. jillyfunnell Mar 21, 2018 / 15:27

    I was laughing from beginning to end. What a plonker! I could just see him tramping along happily singing out of tune, probably a couple of tin cans rattling outside his backpack a la Terry Scott in Carry on Camping..

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  3. Varad Mar 21, 2018 / 17:11

    Was it a bird, or some poor guy who toppled over the edge because our hero here had high-fived the sign over the edge? Nice fun here, Keith.

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  4. granonine Mar 21, 2018 / 18:42

    You’re not usually goofy, Keith. A fun read, a different side to your personality 🙂

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  5. rochellewisoff Mar 22, 2018 / 10:06

    Dear Keith,

    First one I’ve read this morning. You started my day with a smile and giggle.



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  6. Anita Mar 22, 2018 / 13:01

    Fun one. Thankfully, the fall wasn’t deadly and he survived.
    Now the sign can be restored back to its spot where it can warn others 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Mar 22, 2018 / 14:35

      I didn’t think killing the narrator was a very pleasant thing to do! Thanks Anita


  7. draliman Mar 22, 2018 / 13:15

    I wonder how many others will join him in the stream now that he’s knocked the sign over? 🙂

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  8. James McEwan Mar 22, 2018 / 15:49

    I love the subdued humour in this, he just didn’t get the meaning of the signs, perhaps there are many more.

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  9. prior.. Mar 22, 2018 / 16:58

    he could have ended in demise but you kept it light and fun

    dusts off – whistles on way back

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    • Keith's Ramblings Mar 23, 2018 / 10:58

      As soon as I saw this week’s photo I had a feeling there would be a lot of dead bodies lying around which is why I hit the humour button! Cheers Prior.

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      • prior.. Mar 23, 2018 / 13:49

        ahhh and I think you were correct in your prediction…
        Cheers Keith


  10. Woman walking Max Mar 22, 2018 / 18:01

    What a cheerful romp of a story Keith- your man seems remarkably unconcerned by his tumbling down the mountain. Most entertaining.

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  11. Alicia Jamtaas Mar 22, 2018 / 22:25

    I could almost hear this daft little fellow whistling as he walked. Thanks for the laugh.

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  12. Anna Rymer Mar 23, 2018 / 11:37

    Ha ha!!! A very amusing tale and a wonderful character 😃


  13. shivamt25 Mar 23, 2018 / 12:35

    This tale made me laugh. He might not be the smartest but I love his enthusiasm!

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  14. Rowena Mar 23, 2018 / 14:31

    Keith, he should’ve gone to Spec Savers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYtE-rbhKPQ
    I feel bad admitting to laughing at this poor guy’s expense, but it was funny. Reminds me of my character from last week who tried committing suicide in a fairly shallow pond. That had people laughing too. There were also some very witty comments. A great read. Well done.
    Best wishes,

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    • Keith's Ramblings Mar 24, 2018 / 08:42

      Rowena, thanks so much for that link.There were several I’d forgotten and a couple I’ve not seen before. Laughing at others misfortune goes way back to Laurel and Hardy and is the basis of slapstick.All together now – hahaha!


  15. Inside the Mind of Isadora Mar 23, 2018 / 18:54

    Funny … Funny … Funny … I thought of a high five too when I saw the photo. Then, on further viewing I realized it could be there for something else. I so it was. You showed teh danger perfectly. I love that he landed right where the sign did. Gracious, he should have been pleased the sign didn’t carve his head open. Good write …
    Isadora 😎

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    • Keith's Ramblings Mar 24, 2018 / 08:47

      That sign could be taken a number of ways as this week’s contributions show! I’m delighted you enjoyed if Isadora.

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      • Inside the Mind of Isadora Mar 24, 2018 / 20:25

        I can picture myself screaming as my hubby – who would ignore the sign – drives right over the edge. LOLOL


  16. Moon Mar 23, 2018 / 20:29

    Hahahaha. Such a fun story!
    Thank you for the laugh.

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  17. Dan Bohn Mar 24, 2018 / 09:32

    After a tumble like that I’d refuse the “High Five” too. Fun story Keith.


  18. subroto Mar 24, 2018 / 12:39

    There is that danger of tripping when your head is in the clouds 😉

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    • Keith's Ramblings Mar 25, 2018 / 09:52

      I had a feeling there would be quite a few dark stories this week so I thought…FUN! Cheers Laurie


  19. Jan Vanek Mar 27, 2018 / 18:21

    I sure thought I had commented, Keith! I remember reading and enjoying your story, because singing “Climb every mountain” is what I’d be doing, too! But hopefully, I wouldn’t go tumbling down. 🙂

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