A-Z Challenge Day 21


It was the day of carnival procession. Halfway down the snaking column, Rosey was in charge of a group of kids from school dressed as fruit and vegetables. Rosey was a carrot and wore an orange sheet sewed into a point at the bottom! However, its design seriously impeded her forward progress. Consequently, she, her flock, two bands, three floats and all the other participants behind her became separated from the front half of the procession which after a while disappeared from sight.

When they reached the crossroads Rosey was unsure which way to go.  Unfortunately, she chose the wrong way seemingly unaware of the sudden absence of onlookers.  Little Lester the Lettuce realised and ran up to Rosey, losing a leaf on the way. Unflappable as ever, Rosey immediately started a U-turn. The road was a little narrow, so when the Bagpipe Band heading north had to pass the float of aged pensioners still facing south, a battle of walking sticks and drumsticks ensued. Thankfully it was soon sorted and once again they were all marching the same way.

Rosey ripped open the bottom of her costume so she could take longer strides. Her newly liberated legs paced forward at such a speed, the other marchers and musicians had to trot to keep up. Minutes later they arrived at the carnival area breathless but relieved. 

The rest of the afternoon was a great success with all sorts of activities going on. Rosey held court in the beer tent over a bottle of ice cold Chardonnay.  I doubt she’ll be in charge next year!
Tomorrow V is for Vegetarian.

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OA1n this day last year, I wrote about umbrellas and ukuleles! To remind yourself what that was all about just, click Here!


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43 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 21”

  1. Reblogged this on Sascha Darlington's Microcosm Explored and commented:
    I won’t say I discovered Keith’s Rosey stories via the A to Z challenge because I didn’t. They’ve popped up every once in a while on Friday Fictioneers, and I’ve loved reading each one, which is why I thought I’d share. If you loved this, all of Keith’s postings for A to Z are Rosey stories and all that I have read have delighted me. Certainly if you need a smile, you’ll find one here.

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  2. Hi Keith – I can quite imagine that happening … and it’d make an excellent episode in a tv series … Rosey needs one of those too- cheers Hilary

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  3. A tale very well told. Loved the part where the musicians meshed with the southbound seniors. As Foster Hewitt used to say when reporting live from Hockey Night in Canada: “Bedlam reigns supreme.”

    I’m glad everyone ended up marching to the beat of the same director. Rosey better never take up hockey; I shudder to think what she might do on skates, waving a hockey stick.

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    1. Thanks s much for your generous words I’m not aware of this author so I’m looking forward to finding out all about him. For years I made out she was real, but I slowly got found out, so no!


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