Friday Fictioneers


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That one’s oil, this one’s fertilizer and the big one is my secret supply of whisky! She doesn’t allow me to drink. I need the small red one. Right, off to the kitchen!

I’ve fried the onions, browned the meat, and added tomatoes and herbs. The pasta’s boiling. I think that’s done. Let’s serve up. 

“Sit up darling, dinner’s ready”

A little salt on mine, and a drop or two of my special condiment in hers; the one in the small red can. Drip, drip and another drip for luck. Done. Spaghetti bolognese. Her favourite. Well, she deserves something special for her final meal.



nick-allen-from-sandra-cFriday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle. The photo is by Nick Allen.

77 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers

  1. rochellewisoff Nov 28, 2018 / 12:15

    Dear Keith,

    Oh dear. Sinister indeed. Nicely done….well you, the writer, not your MC. 😉



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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 28, 2018 / 13:25

      Looks like it’s going to be a chilling week – in more ways than one! Thanks Susan


  2. Denise Nov 28, 2018 / 12:58

    Your qualifications as sous chef have started fading, LOL. A little thallium goes a long way, doesn’t it? (At least six feet.)


  3. trentpmcd Nov 28, 2018 / 14:01

    A little can for every occasion, no matter the occasion… Nicely done

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  4. hilarymb Nov 28, 2018 / 16:08

    Hi Keith – having just watched a few clips about cyanide poisoning by killers … I can visualise this rather too well! Cheers Hilary

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  5. Brenda's Thoughts Nov 28, 2018 / 16:14

    He has way too many fatal secrets. I guess he’ll get to drink all he wants when the deed is done. Very sinister indeed!

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  6. Iain Kelly Nov 28, 2018 / 20:03

    Poison in the oilcan – just don’t mix them up next time he’s fine tuning the car – that would be a waste 😉

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  7. granonine Nov 28, 2018 / 20:27

    Well. what an unpleasant man! He’d better be careful. Evil usually returns in kind.

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  8. michael1148humphris Nov 29, 2018 / 00:19

    Naughty, I am sending for Poirot

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  9. Magaly Guerrero Nov 29, 2018 / 00:35

    Well, how many of us will be able to say that we nibbled our way away with something we love coating our tongues? Lucky. I think… 😀

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  10. Abhijit Ray Nov 29, 2018 / 05:38

    What are you feeding her poison? Some hideous plan in mind!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 29, 2018 / 08:56

      He was fed up with being controlled and thought it was his turn to do something!


  11. Natasha Nov 29, 2018 / 05:58

    Can’t get any more sinister can it!
    I think he needs a dose of Rosey. Maybe that will help him lighten up!!

    Good one, Keith.

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  12. JoHawkTheWriter Nov 29, 2018 / 05:58

    I have a feeling she did more than just stop him from drinking. Perhaps her ghost will bedevil him, then what will he do? Wonderfully told.

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  13. draliman Nov 29, 2018 / 08:42

    I was thinking maybe he was going to get his cans mixed up, but he knew exactly what he was doing… nice one!

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  14. Sandra Nov 29, 2018 / 11:17

    Well, I’ve got to say he sounds fairly brisk, chipper and cheerful about what he’s about to do. Good one.

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  15. 4963andypop Nov 29, 2018 / 13:02

    Wow, you really snuck up on us with this one! Now why would such a nice guy murder his wife? Nice misdirection with frying onions. I assumed the red can had vegetable oil.

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  16. Inside the Mind of Isadora Nov 29, 2018 / 16:18

    A villainous approach in this story. I wonder if she’ll be able to taste his venom in more ways than one. ~~~ : -) Loved it, Keith.
    Isadora 😎

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  17. k rawson Nov 29, 2018 / 19:14

    Oh no! I love how his resentment reads through and packs a punch at the end.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 1, 2018 / 09:59

      I imagine it to have been simmering beneath the surface for years! Thank you


  18. Dale Nov 30, 2018 / 14:08

    And he’s all so very jovial about it… Wonder what she did (besides not allow drinking) to deserve such a fate!

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  19. jillyfunnell Nov 30, 2018 / 18:46

    Sometimes I’d like a little red can of my own – and the list’s getting longer 😉 Great story.

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  20. jwdwrites Dec 6, 2018 / 22:26

    I bet he had been dreaming of that for years until she finally pushed him over the edge. Insanity plea perhaps? Or maybe just run for it! Good one Keith. 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 7, 2018 / 11:08

      I’m sure she had. He’s certainly going to need an excuse! Thanks so much


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