Friday Fictioneers




Clutching my wife’s shopping list, I headed for the mall. Suddenly the wind snatched it from my hand. It disappeared from view pressed against a car windscreen. Unfortunately, I hadn’t read it. Being in urgent need of a pee, I thought I’d call home from the public loo.

As I started dialling my mobile shot into the toilet just as the flush kicked in. I decided to drown my sorrows at the pub.

Bob was there, looking at a piece of paper. ‘This landed on my windscreen’  he laughed.

Ah, that’s mi……..’  I said as he threw it on the fire.


*This tale may seem vaguely familiar! Because I have too much to do in too little time this week, I’ve had to rework a yarn from some time ago!


Word count 101

Post 1672

nyc-jill-wisoffWritten for Friday Fictioneers which is hosted by Rochelle.  The photo is provided by Jill Wisoff.

*This tale may seem vaguely familiar! Because I have too much to do in too little time this week, I’ve had to rework a yarn from some time ago!


81 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers

  1. ceayr May 9, 2018 / 10:39

    A day in the life, eh, Keith!


  2. Denise May 9, 2018 / 11:15

    We all have those days, don’t we? Very cute.


  3. rochellewisoff May 9, 2018 / 12:22

    Dear Keith,

    Oh dear. He isn’t have the best day, is he? Nicely done.




  4. Anita May 9, 2018 / 12:31

    A terrible day.
    Mobile is down the drain.
    While I can understand the lost & found & lost shopping-list pain!


  5. Iain Kelly May 9, 2018 / 13:50

    We’ve all had days like this one! Nicely done Keith.


  6. Dale May 9, 2018 / 14:04

    However is he going to get his wife to believe him?


  7. James Pyles May 9, 2018 / 14:40

    It is better to ask forgiveness, especially if it’s not your fault. 😉


  8. Rowena May 9, 2018 / 16:13

    Hi Keith,
    Very well done and I really enjoyed it. When you’re writing about me, could you please give me a few breaks and let lady luck play my tune. There’s a few stories I’d like to stay out of this week.
    Best wishes,


  9. hilarymb May 9, 2018 / 16:34

    Hi Keith – well done … a day in the life of … I’m surprised Rosey wasn’t around … cheers Hilary


  10. pennygadd51 May 9, 2018 / 16:59

    Fun take on the prompt. (I must ask, though, – have you posted this before, Keith? If you haven’t, I’m suffering an extreme case of deja vu!)


      • pennygadd51 May 10, 2018 / 15:01

        It was a distinctive story, Keith. Kudos to you for writing something that stuck in my memory despite reading about 80 pieces of flash every week!

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  11. Lynn Love May 9, 2018 / 17:54

    What a friend old Bob is! The kind of nightmare day we could all do without. Nicely told Keith


  12. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) May 9, 2018 / 21:06

    Coming home pissed I would love to hear the explanation… a bit like a grown-up version of “the dog ate my home-work”


  13. Shalzmojo May 10, 2018 / 02:58

    Could the comedy or errors get any better 😉 Nicely done Keith


  14. Varad May 10, 2018 / 08:45

    Have I read this before, Keith? Still funny though 🙂


    • Keith's Ramblings May 10, 2018 / 08:50

      I did write something similar a while ago! Because I wasn’t around yesterday I had to knock something up quickly, and I meant to leave a note on the post but forgot! It’s there now. Cheers Varad.


  15. anuragbakhshi May 10, 2018 / 09:20

    I’m sure his wife will believe him if he tells her the truth… Not!


  16. shivamt25 May 10, 2018 / 13:27

    Nice tale! My father always forgets the list at home and then call mom😅

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  17. liz young May 10, 2018 / 17:31

    I~ hope he still had the money for a drink?


  18. gahlearner May 10, 2018 / 23:23

    At least he was already in the pub and could drown his sorrows a bit more. What a fun story.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings May 10, 2018 / 23:27

      Trouble is he has to go home eventually. In the meantime he’ll be drinking dutch courage by the pint!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. jillyfunnell May 11, 2018 / 09:33

    So, Keith, that’s your story and you’re sticking to it? Sounds like you’re just trying to get out of the doing the shopping, Jilly 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings May 11, 2018 / 14:31

      Let’s say it was very windy and he saw an opportunity to get out of shopping!


  20. Susan May 12, 2018 / 01:20

    Maybe he needs to start using his phone to keep the grocery list. That’s what I always say when I leave home without one. Fun story, Keith.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Sarah Ann May 14, 2018 / 13:51

    So close… and then it goes again. I love the way we wonder about what happens to the mundane objects we lose in life.

    Liked by 1 person

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