A-Z Challenge Day 9

Post 1649. Tuesday April 10

My Friend Rosey has featured on my blog since I set it up twelve years ago. To read all about her in 200 or so words, click HERE



Posh Paula invited me to attend a soirée she was hosting to show off her fancy new apartment. Wear formal dress she said, and bring Rosey. I told Rosey I’d meet her at Paula’s pad at about eight.

At eight-twenty, I was sipping a flute of Bollinger Premier Cruz ‘97 whilst attempting to appear interested in a boring conversation with an equally boring person. Happily, I was saved by the bell when the door-chime suddenly played a merry tune. Thank goodness she’s here I thought, I was beginning to worry Rosey had forgotten!

Paula tottered doorward in her eight-inch-high Jimmy Choos to greet her final guest, not expecting to be confronted by a creature from a horror movie. She let out a blood-curdling scream, passed out and fell to her luxurious hand-woven carpeted.

Unfortunately, Rosey had misunderstood my instructions regarding her attire. I said ‘dress in something fancy’. She thought I’d said ‘wear fancy dress’.

Due to the restricted vision afforded by her costume, Rosey was unaware of the obstacle spread out at her feet.  She tripped over Paula, then stumbled into Father Frederick who was busily extolling the virtues of his communion wine over those of the ridiculously expensive Chateauneuf du Pape he was downing. He went red in the face, literally!

After being fanned for a while, Paula regained consciousness and composure and carried on as if nothing had happened, as did Father Frederick after rinsing his face and Rosey after removing her grotesque headpiece.

Tomorrow J is for  Jumper.

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38 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 9

  1. Denise Hammond Apr 9, 2018 / 23:30

    Oh, do tell what horror movie you had in mind. I have various visions floating around my brain.

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  2. Varad Apr 10, 2018 / 02:44

    Haha! I could visualize the entire thing and it was hilarious. Loved it, Keith

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      • Varad Apr 10, 2018 / 07:41

        Are you going to let us know which monster costume it was? 😉


      • Keith's Ramblings Apr 10, 2018 / 07:56

        She went as a zombie Varad complete with a bloody latex headpiece – not a pretty sight!


      • Varad Apr 10, 2018 / 07:59

        Yikes! No wonder Paula passed out.

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  3. Moon Apr 10, 2018 / 03:22

    Trying to visualise Rosey’s headgear for the occasion. Hahhahhha. I hope the luxurious hand woven carpet was safe in the end.🙂
    Great, vivid story, Keith. Thanks for the laugh.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 10, 2018 / 07:44

      It was not a pretty sight, and fortunately, Paula was holding a glass d white wine when she hit the deck, not red! Thanks Moon.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 10, 2018 / 07:46

      I’m pleased you are enjoying it. I wasn’t sure how my tales would be received, but so far so good! Thanks, Balaka.

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  4. Kalpanaa Apr 10, 2018 / 05:06

    Quite easy to make that mistake I’d say. It always makes sense to check a few times about fancy dress – doesn’t it? Another Incredible post 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 10, 2018 / 07:50

      A very easy mistake to make, especially for Rosey! Thanks for your kind words Kalpanaa


  5. Natasha Apr 10, 2018 / 11:26

    Howlariously funny!!! I could almost see Paula lose consciousness at Rosey’s scary sight. Loved it Keith. :)))


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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 10, 2018 / 17:15

      Fortunately, the carpet was unscathed but for a dribble of Chablis Vieille Vigne 2010, and Paula was undamaged thanks to a very soft landing! Cheers Natasha

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      • Natasha Apr 10, 2018 / 17:15

        Ha ha!!!

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  6. Emily Bloomquist Apr 10, 2018 / 12:49

    Ha! Poor Paula and good for Rosey for providing laughs for all!

    I hope the invitation is clear when you invite her to birthday parties. No need to actually dress in a birthday suit for the occasion.

    Emily In Ecuador | Internet Cafes in Puerto Lopez


  7. anuragbakhshi Apr 10, 2018 / 13:30

    We need a photo Keith, or we won’t believe you. You’re maligning the good name of Rosey needlessly 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 10, 2018 / 17:21

      You wouldn’t want to see it, it’s gross! Don’t worry, Rosey is enjoying my stories this month as much as we are!


  8. Arti Jain (@artismoments) Apr 10, 2018 / 15:06

    While the rest of your readers have moved on to the rest of the evening and Rosey’s faux pas, I’m stuck at : “a boring conversation with an equally boring person.”
    You dunnit again Keith. Made me giggle by stating the obvious. Thank you:)
    I is for Ishq

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 10, 2018 / 17:23

      So it was you that took over from me when I left to greet Rosey! Hard luck! Cheers AJ


  9. hilarymb Apr 11, 2018 / 00:32

    Hi Keith – dear Paula … once again the laughs come to the fore – oh yes … this could so easily be real … cheers Hilary

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  10. diedre Apr 11, 2018 / 18:23

    Ha! You had me hooked at “and bring Rosey,”


  11. subroto Apr 18, 2018 / 11:25

    So it turned out to be a surprise party for Rosy and Paula then. 🙂

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