Friday Fictioneers

 

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yellowumbrellasI was in a cafe cradling a mug of steaming cappuccino. The day was grey, the street outside, busy. Shoppers bustled this way and that under a canopy of dripping umbrellas. One caught my gaze, a girl clutching golden flowers beneath a yellow brolly. She stopped, held out her arm and suddenly I was standing alongside her. ‘Come, fly with me’ she whispered.

Moments later I was looking down upon the miserable scene then up at the yellow umbrella which bathed me in sunlight. Warmth spread through my body.

It was then I realised I’d spilt my coffee in my lap.

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Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo is by Dale Rogerson.

102 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers

  1. Denise Sep 19, 2018 / 11:57

    Cute story. I am off to the high desert in Utah. I’ll be using my umbrella to keep the sun off of me and wishing for rain to cool things down.

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  2. michael1148humphris Sep 19, 2018 / 12:04

    You made me smile, I hope the coffee was not to hot.

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  3. pennygadd51 Sep 19, 2018 / 17:44

    Great story, Keith, and you had me chuckling. Oh, the perils of nodding off into a daydream!

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  4. hilarymb Sep 19, 2018 / 18:17

    Hi Keith – up up and away … oh how I wish… especially under the sunlit canopy of a yellow brolly … spilt coffee on one’s pants – not good for a lot of reasons! Cheers Hilary

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  5. rochellewisoff Sep 19, 2018 / 20:19

    Dear Keith,

    Such a beautiful scene until he spilled his coffee…or spilt as it were. 😉 Love it!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 20, 2018 / 10:03

      Spilled/spilt…umbrella/brolly. Let’s call the whole thing off!!! Not the best way to end a daydream! Thanks Rochelle.

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  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) Sep 19, 2018 / 20:38

    Ha… warmth is a strange sensation, especially since it will be colder afterwars

    Falling in love is like spilling coffee in your lap, first warm and cozy, then cold and dreary.

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  7. Dale Sep 20, 2018 / 04:17

    Smiling and chuckling! Must have been most uncomfortable at the end there..

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  8. JS Brand Sep 20, 2018 / 14:04

    Lovely story, with a punchline that brought the narrator and the reader down to earth with a jolt. As a man of a certain age, I can’t help saying that the cause of the sudden dampness could have been worse.

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  9. Pandora's Box Sep 20, 2018 / 15:23

    a lovely daydream turns into a nightmare… spilt coffee….. AND A WASTED $7…
    tsk tsk.
    I much enjoyed this small tail.

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  10. StuHN Sep 20, 2018 / 16:05

    And I said, Fly on my sweet angel
    Fly on through the sky
    Fly on my sweet angel
    Tomorrow I’m gonna be by your side

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  11. Brenda's Thoughts Sep 20, 2018 / 17:33

    Startled awake from a lovely dream. I love the painting of the girl with flowers, holding her umbrella with winds! =)

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  12. 4963andypop Sep 20, 2018 / 23:07

    I thought that girl took a shining to you a little too quickly. Sometimes dreams are better than what we wake to.

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  13. subroto Sep 21, 2018 / 01:11

    Explaining large wet patches on the front of your pants can be tedious. He should stick to saying Mary Poppins made him do it.

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  14. Abhijit Ray Sep 21, 2018 / 04:21

    Guardian angel who relieved you of your miseries and took you to eternal sunshine. Nice.

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  15. Piyali Sep 21, 2018 / 10:06

    Oh, I love daydreaming. It’s one of my favourite leisure time activities. It’s a beautiful piece, so dreamy 🙂

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  16. Russell Gayer Sep 21, 2018 / 11:43

    That was one hot fantasy girl.
    I’ve spilt coffee in my lap. It’s not fun, and everyone thinks you’ve wet your pants.

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  17. James McEwan Sep 21, 2018 / 15:57

    Fantastic. It is the way the mermaids get you, and now they are using yellow umbrellas. If only.

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  18. JoHawkTheWriter Sep 22, 2018 / 19:02

    I hate when I spill my coffee. Thankfully it mostly lands on the floor, not my lap. Thanks for the chuckle.

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  19. Sarah Ann Sep 22, 2018 / 22:05

    🙂 I was floating away in a lovely dream until you woke me up with that coffee spill. Well told.

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  20. Ellie Scott Sep 23, 2018 / 10:09

    Brought back to earth with a burn… ouch! Lovely image of the yellow umbrella casting sunlight.

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  21. aheartforafrica641064503 Sep 23, 2018 / 15:57

    A delightful story, Keith 🙂

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  22. Priya Sep 23, 2018 / 19:24

    A fun take on the prompt. Have spilt a cup of tea on my lap, not a pleasant experience. In different circumstances, of course.

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  23. Jacob C. Edwards Sep 24, 2018 / 18:41

    Haha I guess when someone rocks your world they don’t look to see if you’re holding coffee beforehand

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