Friday Fictioneers




Young Tyler was gazing from the window. ‘What are you looking at?’ asked little Kate.

‘The man in the moon’

‘Don’t be silly’ said Kate, ‘The moon’s made of cheese’

Mummy walked up behind them. ‘The moon’s a balloon’ she said.

‘No it’s not’ giggled the kids.

‘Tyler thinks there’s a man in the moon’ chuckled Kate.

‘Kate thinks it’s made of cheese’ laughed Tyler.

‘I think it’s bedtime’ said Mummy. ‘Go!’

Through a crack in her curtains, Kate could just see the moon. She watched a little mouse nibbling away at its surface.

Tyler took one last look and waved. The man in the moon waved back.




gah_window (1)Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle. This weeks picture is provided by Gah Learner

100 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers

  1. michael1148humphris September 5, 2018 / 10:58

    Hey diddle diddle, the cow jumped over the moon and I laughed to see such fun

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  2. rochellewisoff September 5, 2018 / 12:32

    Dear Keith,

    Some think the face looks like Wilma Flintstone. 😉 Cute story. It made me smile.



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  3. gahlearner September 5, 2018 / 15:02

    This is lovely and the kids’ imagination is great. I like how mum plays along and getst tham to bed.

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  4. Rowena September 5, 2018 / 16:32

    This is beautiful, Keith and I’ll have what they’re having.
    I was in the plant section of our local Bunnings hardware store last Saturday. It was Father’s Day on Sunday and I was desperately trying to find a plant for my husband which didn’t look like I was buying it for myself.
    There was a family with young kids walking through and about a 3-4 year old little boy says he wants to find a beanstalk. He was so articulate and looking through all the plants with such determination. I recommended some bean seeds instead. I still remember noticing that when the bird’s seed fell on the ground, it grew and planted lollies with a similar hope.
    It’s a shame we ever grow up. Yet, an even bigger tragedy when we don’t.
    Hope you have a great week, Keith.
    Best wishes,

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    • Keith's Ramblings September 6, 2018 / 10:30

      What a lovely experience, you described it so well. I share your thoughts on growing up. Thank you so much Rowena.

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  5. James McEwan September 5, 2018 / 20:21

    Cheerful and happy memories tucking the little ones in for the night. I enjoyed reading this tall tale.

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  6. 4963andypop September 5, 2018 / 23:06

    Your story seems so true. , True children, trying to prove their beliefs, true mom behavior, not taking sides, rounding them up for bed, and true moral, that we all see what we want to see and isnt that just fine. Truly delicious!

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  7. StuHN September 6, 2018 / 01:07

    And Mom’s balloon floated above her and winged her imagination aloft.

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  8. Susan September 6, 2018 / 01:25

    Lovely story Keith. I remember once when I was a child I looked up at a full moon and saw the man-in-the-moon’s face. Scared me to death.

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  9. notestowomen September 6, 2018 / 04:31

    Nice one, Keith. Sometimes when I looked at the moon, I could see what looks like a face.

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  10. anuragbakhshi September 6, 2018 / 08:09

    …. and then pricked the moon on the side, so that it flew away with a whoooosh!

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  11. Abhijit Ray September 6, 2018 / 12:51

    Everyone seems to have a different take on the moon. What is yours, storyteller?

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  12. Joe Owens September 6, 2018 / 14:21

    Keith I think we all see what we want no matter what our subject. I like the differing perspectives.

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  13. Woman walking Max September 6, 2018 / 18:05

    I enjoyed your delightful and whimsical tale Keith, especially the bit about a Moon Mouse nibbling the Cheese Moon !

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  14. Anita September 6, 2018 / 22:40

    What we believe, we see…
    Great story!
    Have a wonderful week 🙂

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  15. subroto September 7, 2018 / 03:26

    Nice one. But the moon is made of green cheese, that much we know.

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  16. draliman September 7, 2018 / 08:11

    Kids will see what they want to see (and believe). Sweet!
    Coincidentally, Wallace and Gomit’s A Grand Day Out was on the telly the other day, I couldn’t help but watch it again!

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  17. Natasha September 7, 2018 / 09:09

    Aha! Now this is cuteness overload Keith. Loved it!

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    • Keith's Ramblings September 8, 2018 / 10:18

      Man should never walk on the moon, what’s there is far better left to the imagination. Thanks Anusha.


  18. Kalpana Solsi September 7, 2018 / 15:27

    in my childhood I too used to feel that the moon harbours an old man but the man never waved to me.

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  19. Meha Sharma September 10, 2018 / 20:38

    I think whoever will read this take will Inadvertently go back to thinking his perception of the moon… Cute story!

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