A-Z Challenge Day 15

Post 1655. Tuesday April 17

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


Rosey saw Helen in the mall.

“Rosey Pee, Steve told me a secret. If I don’t tell someone I’ll burst!”

“Do tell!” said Rosey.

“Well, Alan overheard James telling Jane that Molly’s preggers, and Charlie’s the father!”

Rosey paused to process the names then gasped! “Mum’s the word, literally!”

Minutes later Rosey phoned Amanda.

“Mandy” she whispered.

“I can’t hear you Rosey”

“I can’t shout, ceilings have ears”

“Walls have ears!” laughed Amanda.

“Walls too? Never mind, listen. Helen said Charlie said Alan has got Jane in the pudding club!” Trust Rosey to get it mixed up!

Straight away Amanda told Nicki who thought it too good to keep to herself and rushed to the pub to tell Brenda the barmaid, aka Barmy Bren.

The pub was extremely noisy and  Brenda struggled to hear, but she thought got the gist of it and within minutes the ‘secret’ was traveling from table to table and soon became the talk of the bar.

Rosey walked through the door.

“Hi, gang, who’s buying me a chardonnay?”

“Should you be drinking?” asked Dickie.

“‘Sorry?” said Rosey as she climbed onto a stool.

“Don’t sit there” said Mike. “Suppose you topple. Sit on a chair”.

Rosey wondered what was going on.

“‘You never told me you were seeing Alan,” said Jacob.

“I’m not,” said Rosey, “I’m with Gareth”

“‘Don’t worry,” he said tapping his nose “Your secret’s safe with us. How’s the morning sickness?”

It took a while, but eventually, they sorted the muddle out and Rosey got her glass of ‘Vino Non Pregnico’ as she called it!

Nicki suggested they play a game.

“I know,” said Rosey, “how about Chinese Whispers? We haven’t played it for ages”!


Tomorrow, P is for Poem

Previous episodes – A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A1One year ago today we went to a concert to hearAmble Bay’s orchestra. To revisit click HERE


42 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 15

  1. Denise Hammond Apr 17, 2018 / 00:11

    It’s a great game, isn’t it. We call it ‘telephone’ in my neck of the woods.


  2. Archana (@yenforblue) Apr 17, 2018 / 04:27

    We do find it so difficult to keep a secret! This kind of news transmission must be the most trusted and uncomfortably fast !! 😉

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  3. Balaka Apr 17, 2018 / 07:43

    Another gem..the table turned on her..this is outrageously hilarious Keith.

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  4. Moon Apr 17, 2018 / 07:51

    Poor Rosey! Chinese whispers sounds perfect, now that they have had some great practise.🙂
    Brilliant story, Keith.

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  5. raesquiggles Apr 17, 2018 / 08:52

    It used to be called Chinese Whispers, nowadays, we call it Twitter!


  6. Kalpanaa Apr 17, 2018 / 08:59

    I think what makes your stories such fun is that they are wholly plausible. I can just see something like this happening.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 17, 2018 / 09:07

      I gave her a blog of her own which ran for several years, and I felt guilty because people really did believe she was a real person! I guess most of her situations are plausible but not necessarily to one person!!! Thanks once again Kalpana.


  7. Varad Apr 17, 2018 / 09:32

    Gossip travels faster than speed of light, apparently. And a mucked up one at that. Rosie earned her vino non pregnico for sure. Nice interchange here and thanks for introducing more wacky characters, Keith.


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 17, 2018 / 17:28

      It certainly does, especially among Rose’s circle of ‘wacky’ friends! Cheers Varad


  8. Arti Jain (@artismoments) Apr 17, 2018 / 10:26

    Oops! was my first utterance followed by OMG! when I saw the title of your post today Keith. It was bound to happen…I’m too close to Beachy Head today not to overlap.
    In case you’re wondering what I’m on about, my post title has ‘overheard’ in it too:)
    Thank you for the giggles.
    O is for Overheard at Old Harry Rocks

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 17, 2018 / 17:26

      I was atop Beachy Head a couple of hours ago – good job I didn’t bump into you, it’s a long way down! Now I need to explore your post.


  9. Christine Goodnough Apr 17, 2018 / 13:33

    It sounds like they play that game all the time. I hope Rosey can get that rumor laid to rest before Gareth starts thinking, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” as often happens with such rumors. That thought comes up often in Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple series.
    I’m enjoying your Rosey stories. Hope you have another dozen witty scenes for us.


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 17, 2018 / 17:22

      We certainly don’t want Gareth running scared! I’m really pleased you are enjoying them, I wasn’t sure how my simple silly tales would be received.Fear not, I have enough scenes to keep me going to April next year!


  10. hilarymb Apr 17, 2018 / 16:07

    Hi Keith – looks like P should be for Pregnancy test … sounds like the whole village need them – to confirm who has fathered you … of course mothers aren’t involved!! Dear old Rosey!! Well the pub cares for her … cheers Hilary


  11. Jacqui Murray Apr 17, 2018 / 16:08

    I’m wondering if Rosey did this on purpose or by accident. Hmm… The Telephone Game persists.


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 17, 2018 / 17:16

      If she had tried to do it purposely it probably would not have worked knowing Rosey!


  12. Shilpa Garg Apr 17, 2018 / 18:40

    Gosh! How the ‘news’ spread. Glad that it got sorted!!
    This made for a hilarious read, Keith!!


  13. subroto Apr 18, 2018 / 12:01

    You’ve gone past me in the alphabet game now but as I said before I am loving this series of yours.

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  14. Emily Bloomquist Apr 19, 2018 / 17:06

    Hahaha! We had a gossip in our town who seems to get names and ‘facts’ wrong all the time. I ask her to please never say my name, I never know what she might say! Thankfully she moved.

    Emily In Ecuador

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 20, 2018 / 01:41

      She sounds a right one! Getting Emily wrong is quite something, mind you, your surname could present a problem to someone like Rosey!

      Liked by 1 person

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