A short story…

for Friday Fictioneers, and loosely based on Rochelle’s picture of glass roses.


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zzzzI saw Rosey on Saturday in the mall. Said she was getting some glasses.

‘Wine glasses? Beer?’ I asked.

She giggled, poked me in the ribs then trotted off.

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I was enjoying a quiet pint last night. Suddenly there was an enormous crash. Someone had walked straight into a drinks-laden table! I spun round to see a young lady wiping the laps of three beer-drenched guys with her scarf. Then she turned and headed my way.  It was Rosey sporting an enormous pair of spectacles.

‘Hello, Rosey’ I chuckled. She raised her glasses and peered from beneath them.

‘Oh, it’s you! Like my specs?’

‘Nice, but you can’t see anything!’

‘I know’

‘Good idea then?’

‘Probably not!’


Chardonnay, please.

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This is my 124th story about My Friend Rosey. The last one, ‘My friend Rosey, an inflatable dummy and some gin’ can be found Here! My favorites are on a dedicated site simply called My Friend Rosey.



Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle who also provided the photograph.

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77 thoughts on “A short story…

  1. rochellewisoff Feb 20, 2019 / 14:54

    Dear Keith,

    Sandra beat me to the punch. Bi focals are hard to get used to, aren’t they? Chardonnay is a grand solution. L’chaim.




  2. ceayr Feb 20, 2019 / 15:37

    Do you have Rosey’s phone number, please?
    (I’ve just been to Russell’s and I’m on a roll)


  3. granonine Feb 20, 2019 / 16:23

    Keith, this one had me laughing almost from the get-go. I could easily visualize the situation.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Christine Goodnough Feb 20, 2019 / 16:30

    Poor Rosie, foiled again! After all her embarrassing episodes, her friends should chip in to send her on a nice little holiday abroad. 😉

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  5. hilarymb Feb 20, 2019 / 17:25

    Hi Keith – glad I only wear reading glasses … but can empathise with her. She does experience life – yet happily continues on … great little tale -cheers Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings Feb 20, 2019 / 23:03

      I agree – ‘à votre santé’ as Rosey says when she’s showing off her German (even though it’s French!)


      • notestowomen Feb 21, 2019 / 00:09

        Oh, I’m not put off by your Rosey’s experience. I have been debating about getting bifocals long before now.

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  6. messymimi's meanderings Feb 20, 2019 / 20:26

    Tell her they will make glasses with no prescription so she can enjoy the look the frames give her without bumping into things.

    • Keith's Ramblings Feb 20, 2019 / 22:57

      She didn’t need glassses so she faked her eye test just to get some! Your idea sounds far better – I’ll mention it to her!


  7. Dale Feb 21, 2019 / 01:15

    If she wanted to simply make a fashion statement, maybe better to get a prescription… 😉
    Something tells me the three didn’t mind her “help”…

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    • Keith's Ramblings Feb 21, 2019 / 01:25

      That’s exactly what I told her. She pretended not to hear me so I suggested she get a hearing aid too! As for the guys – no problem!


  8. Abhijit Ray Feb 21, 2019 / 07:09

    Rosie simply wanted to drink wine, preferably free never mind the price.

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  9. Varad Feb 21, 2019 / 13:25

    Sometimes, it’s good to keep blind faith on spectacles. Fun one, Keith.

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  10. 4963andypop Feb 21, 2019 / 14:23

    Sounds like Rosey will be buying beer and wine glasses as well after her stumble. Im more likely to do this if I take my glasses off!

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  11. Debbie D. Feb 21, 2019 / 17:55

    New glasses are always hard to get used to. Rosey sounds like an interesting character. I will read more. 🙂 Cheers!

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  12. Inside the Mind of Isadora Feb 21, 2019 / 20:13

    Perhaps, the chardonnay will help her see more clearly. Poor fella’s who are wearing their beers.
    Fun story. I shall have to pop over to see more Rosey tales.
    Isadora 😎


  13. Nobbinmaug Feb 21, 2019 / 20:13

    I like the ‘loosely based…’ From glass roses to Rosey’s glasses. I like the stretch.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. James McEwan Feb 21, 2019 / 20:45

    Should she really be drinking in those glasses? A light hearted fun read, I enjoyed this.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Feb 22, 2019 / 10:32

      The first time I wore mine I felt dizzy – and I hadn’t had a glass of wine!


  15. plaridel Feb 21, 2019 / 21:42

    i guess anyone can make a spectacle of herself if she can’t see. 🙂

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  16. gahlearner Feb 22, 2019 / 16:53

    Ah poor Rosey, the Chardonnay will make it better. It’s lovely to see a Rosey story again, I do miss her antics.

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  17. subroto Feb 24, 2019 / 08:31

    Looks like Rosey has been making a spectacle of herself again. A fun story.

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  18. Russell Gayer Feb 24, 2019 / 12:33

    Tis better to look good than to see where you’re going. When everything looks blurry, you can save money on your drink tab.


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