Friday Fictioneers


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‘Are you getting one of those mobile telephone things Nora?’ asked Dora, pointing to a teenager.

‘No I’m not Dora’ shouted Nora.

‘Nor me Nora’ huffed Dora. ‘Youngsters today are attached to them, they never look where they’re walking’.

‘I almost got run down by a young mum with a pushchair yesterday  Dora’ said Nora. ‘More interested in her phone than her baby’.

‘Babies will be born with them in their hands soon Nora!’ chuckled Dora.

‘What’s that bloke doing Dora?’ asked Nora.

‘Carving a tree Nora’ said Dora. ‘It’s supposed to look like a person’.

‘It’s holding a bloody mobile phone Dora’ yelled Nora…





Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle. J. S. Brand provided this week’s photo.

75 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers”

  1. Cute! Future archeologists will discover petroglyphs of smartphones , no doubt

    One suggestion: in the first few lines of dialog, add commas. When I first read it, i understood Dora and Nora to be protesting that they were not each other. 😊

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  2. I enjoyed the rythm of your story with Nora and Dora, great fun. The mobile phone “zombies” as my husband calls them, the ones who get to the top of the escalators and can’t be bothered to move out of the way because they are looking at their screens, drive me insane. Especially here in Hong Kong with masses of people moving from point A to B. Okay, rant over … lovely story, made me laugh. =)

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  3. It never occurred to me to find a phone in the tree. You’re story’s such an amusing approach to a major complaint. I’ve never been able to stand phones, and now it’s even worse since there’s no escape from them.

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  4. Hilarious 🙂 I had two different young( 21 or younger) in my office yesterday. Both of them tucked their phones under a leg, imagining that I wouldn’t see them checking it every few seconds. Good grief. I finally objected, kindly and courteously, and they both blushed and apologized—but had to be asked quite pointedly to put the phones away.

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  5. Excellent take, Keith! We do see different things, don’t we? And yes, bloody hell… I just spent 3 days in New York and was amazed how EVERYONE is connected to their cell…

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  6. Haha, good one, Keith. You’re right or should I say that Nora and Dora are right about everybody having mobile phones nowadays. I remember back in the day when people had to use public phones and there were less distracted drivers and pedestrians.

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