A handful of words…

for Friday Fictioneers




This isn’t right.

It is.

Where is everyone?

On their way.

So, we’re the first?

Well, yes, obviously.

Where’s the stage?

Be here soon.

Sorry, this isn’t right.

It is.

It’s not.

It is.

It’s not.

Stop complaining. We’ve got a prime position.

Where’s the loo? I need a pee.

For goodness sake, go behind a bush.

This isn’t right.

Not again, I told you….

What’s today’s date?

July the…. seventh?

No, it’s July the first.


The festival’s next week you idiot!

Yea, but we’ve got a prime pos….

If you think I’m staying here for a week think on.  I’m outta here.





Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and Renee Heath for the photo.

93 thoughts on “A handful of words…

  1. Cathy Kennedy Jan 30, 2019 / 12:55

    No matter how good the spot is, I won’t wait around for a week just to keep it. lol Good job!

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  2. hilarymb Jan 30, 2019 / 14:38

    Hi Keith – there be no trees to hide behind?! I certainly wouldn’t wait a week … I thought you were off into prime numbers – but no – still you primed me to check something out … sadly not useful! Still … the pic looks a little like cold frost – just as we’ve here … love the tale though – cheers Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 31, 2019 / 10:19

      There may be a cactus or too, just don’t stand too close! Hope you are keeping yourself warm Hilary


    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 31, 2019 / 10:13

      That’s on August 25th according to Google, so that’s a long wait – and a few thousand miles from the UK!


  3. Dale Jan 30, 2019 / 19:02

    There’s getting there early and getting there EARLY! Time to turn around, guys.

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  4. rochellewisoff Jan 30, 2019 / 23:01

    Dear Keith,

    Some people will go to a lot of trouble to get a good spot. I enjoyed this.



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  5. Christine Goodnough Jan 30, 2019 / 23:30

    I hope the persistent guy brought a bucket of sunscreen. it looks like the prime position to get friend to a crisp. Another well done tale.

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  6. Abhijit Ray Jan 31, 2019 / 07:05

    Strange two of them has come this far! Fact that they can’t seem to agree on anything! It is true for a city dweller absence of a loo may be a big concern. That too when the actual festivities are seven days away.

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  7. ceayr Jan 31, 2019 / 08:20

    As I said last week Keith, with you I’m never sure how much is fiction!

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  8. draliman Jan 31, 2019 / 08:40

    Hey, they could have a nice little quiet-time holiday and then enjoy the festival next week 🙂

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  9. Bernadette Braganza Jan 31, 2019 / 16:23

    Oops, I hope the nearest town is not too far.

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  10. Margaret Feb 1, 2019 / 06:25

    Funny. I like the repetition. I just knew he/she was going to be right in the end but couldn’t guess how. Great.

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  11. Sandra Feb 1, 2019 / 09:49

    Nope. 24 hours would do it for me. I hope it didn’t take too long to get there.

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  12. Alice Audrey Feb 1, 2019 / 17:07

    Yep. No loo, no you! Besides, the organizers might move the stage. Then how prime will the position be?

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  13. plaridel Feb 1, 2019 / 17:43

    i hope it’s all worth the wait like falling in line to get the new iphone. 🙂


  14. Prior... Feb 1, 2019 / 21:31

    Love the humor (as usual) and reminded me (at first) of what people must have felt when they went to the Fyre Festival –
    Have you heard of it? It was a big disaster of a concert event where folks spent big money to show up to very little – had to sleep in tents and it was awful

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  15. subroto Feb 2, 2019 / 22:54

    Got to be in there first, plus Sounds Of Silence is a great song. Fun story.

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  16. gahlearner Feb 2, 2019 / 23:07

    This was too funny. Love the dialogue and the concluion.

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  17. kislaya Feb 4, 2019 / 06:01

    Without basic amenities, the wait is too long! If I had to wait here for a week – “I am outta here as well”
    Enjoyed the conversation 🙂

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  18. Inside the Mind of Isadora Feb 4, 2019 / 16:15

    Oh my – no loo – bushes? Yikes!
    I’ll pass on the event and on waiting. Nicely unfolding story, Keith. It verifies what I dislike about camping. 😃
    Isadora 😎

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  19. Susie Clevenger Feb 4, 2019 / 23:56

    Ah, the importance of a calendar. This made me giggle.

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