Sunday Photo Fiction


Ouch ouch ouch… my new cactus pricked my finger and now it hurts to type. Ouch.  It was a Christmas pressie from my friend Rosey and it’s huge. Let’s try a different finger. Drvc##byyuuv07yh#. Perhaps not.

Christmas will soon be but a memory, chased away by the approaching New Year. How poetic! I call these in-between days Twixtmas!

What the hell was that bang? Hang on. Oh, a balloon just broke free and landed on that blasted cactus. Where was I?

Oh yes, 2018. It’s been…erm…err…mmmm. What exciting things happened? I bought some new shoes. Brownish. Nice. I had another birthday. Oh, found a tenner on the pavement. A good omen I thought. ‘This time next year Rosey, we’ll be millionaires!’ I yelled! (If you’re not a Brit you’re probably wondering why on earth I wrote that!) At least it paid for a couple of beers.

What else? Oh yes, almost forgot –  I got married! Yeah! Actually, I didn’t, just winding you up. Not even wishful thinking. Thrice bitten, frice shy!

2019 will be the year I do… something. I’ll plant that cactus in Rosey’s allotment for a start! Yes, it’s gonna be great. I hope. Happy New Year my friends!


SPF-10-14-18Joy-Pixley-3Sunday Photo Fiction is hosted by Susan Spaulding. This week’s photo is by Joy Pixley



15 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. Denise Hammond Dec 30, 2018 / 17:02

    So now I am curious about that millionaire joke. One trip to the altar was plenty for me. Have a Happy New Year.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 31, 2018 / 07:51

      It’s a catchphrase from one of our best-loved comedy series, Only Fools and Horses. Loads of clips on YouTube! Happy New Year Denise and thanks for your loyal support.


  2. Violet Lentz Dec 30, 2018 / 18:35

    Happy New Year to you too Keith. You could always use the cacti to keep the babes at bay…..

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  3. Christine Goodnough Dec 30, 2018 / 22:54

    Happy New Year, Keith. Planning any more globe-trotting in 2019?

    Check the label on that cactus, though, make sure it spent its babyhood in the UK. You don’t want any surprise visitors. One woman’ daughter brought her home a souvenir from her trip to Mexico—a barrel cactus. A month or so later she heard the thing “breathing”, got spooked, and set it outside. A few minutes later the barrel exploded and out poured dozens of baby tarantulas. Fortunately this was January and it was -40 C+F. Made a fun holiday news item. 😉

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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 31, 2018 / 07:59

      I thought you were telling me a joke until the unexpected ending! That’s weird! I intend seeing more of my own country in 2019, something I’ve done little of. Then again, I am tempted by Cuba! Happy New Year Christine.

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      • Christine Goodnough Dec 31, 2018 / 15:02

        We read this in the news some years back. I believe it happened in Manitoba, and I may have exaggerated. It may have only been -30 C that day. The “breathing” must have been all those hairy little legs scrabbling to get out. 🙂

        Cuba! Do you speak Spanish?


  4. Abhijit Ray Dec 31, 2018 / 10:15

    Cactus is certainly bursting a lot of balloons.

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  5. Susan Dec 31, 2018 / 15:18

    Thank you for introducing me to a new quote. I will look for ways to introduce it into conversation. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year.

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  6. anuragbakhshi Jan 1, 2019 / 06:54

    Ha ha ha, a fun start to the year. A very happy new year to you and yours Keith, have truckloads of fun!

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  7. Piyali Jan 1, 2019 / 09:40

    Ha! Fun story and as always Rosie keeps me intrigued. Happy new year to you too, Keith!

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