One hundred words…

for Friday Fictioneers




zzzz“Something smells good,” I said.

“It’s French, booby-roofy-boofy or something,” said Rosey.  “It’s Hector’s recipe. I’ve to add one teaspoonful of his special ingredient before serving.”

Hector’s a science teacher and a practical joker. He’d forewarned me of his prank! 

She trotted off to the kitchen to finish her creation.


She returned, splattered with booby-roofy-boofy!  According to Hector, it was only meant to go pop!

“You did use a teaspoon? I asked.

“Of course,” said Rosey clutching a tablespoon and a recipe for Bombe Ragoût de Bœuf, stewed beef bomb!

Vuoi una pizza?”  said I.

“ Yessa pleasa signora” said Rosey.


vintage-kitchen-tools-valerie-barrettFriday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle and a Valerie J. Barrett provided the photo.

*My story this week is a drastic re-working of a very long one I wrote some time ago!


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78 thoughts on “One hundred words…

  1. rochellewisoff Jun 12, 2019 / 13:09

    Dear Keith,

    This one had me laughing. Someone needs to educate Rosey about the difference between a teaspoon and a tablespoon. 😉



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  2. patriciaruthsusan Jun 12, 2019 / 16:11

    Funny story, Keith. Anything with Bombay in the name sounds like it would be spicy. I hope she didn’t get it in her eyes. Her friend should have given her the spoon to use along with the recipe. Well written. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 12, 2019 / 17:10

      Ah, spicy food – I love it! Knowing her as we do, the spoon would have been a wise precaution. Thanks Suzanne.

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  3. michael1148humphris Jun 12, 2019 / 16:53

    Boom boom Keith, modern spoons vary in size so much, I fear that she will need a special measuring container.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 12, 2019 / 17:08

      You may just solved my birthday present dilemma! She’s getting measuring spoons!


  4. Sandra Jun 12, 2019 / 17:31

    Sounds like an exhilirating concoction. One you’d remember.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 12, 2019 / 18:51

      The ceiling will be a constant reminder! Cheers Sandra

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  5. Brenda's Thoughts Jun 13, 2019 / 05:35

    Your story had me laughing. I’ve used a tablespoon instead of a teaspoon many a time. Love your stories about Rosey!

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  6. draliman Jun 13, 2019 / 08:02

    Poor Rosey 😦 I feel a bit sorry for her in this one, as she slaves away to make a nice dinner only to have it explode (regardless of her choice of spoon!) 🙂

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  7. Liz Young Jun 13, 2019 / 12:45

    The trouble with teaspoon (tsp) and tablespoon (tbsp) is that they can so easily be misread.

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  8. Tessa Jun 13, 2019 / 16:24

    What a great story. Had quite a laugh when the spoons were mentioned. I know how easy it is to mix up the sizes.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 14, 2019 / 14:05

      I have been known to make such mistakes myself but not with quite such explosive outcome! Thanks Tessa

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  9. pennygadd51 Jun 13, 2019 / 16:40

    Teehee! Pizza it is, then. Mind you, I feel a little wistful for the beef…a nice slow-cooked beef stew is delicious comfort food.

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  10. plaridel Jun 13, 2019 / 23:15

    she should hold on to the recipe for dear life. it must be worth something later. 🙂

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  11. Dale Jun 14, 2019 / 02:44

    That was hilarious, Keith!
    Love your Rosey stories!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 14, 2019 / 13:59

      She’s not too keen on them though! Cheers and thanks for finding a moment in your currently busy life to drop in Dale.

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  12. Abhijit Ray Jun 14, 2019 / 03:27

    So your French recipe of beef stew bombed, quite literally, and now your are ordering Italian pizza. Nice life.

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  13. Natasha Jun 14, 2019 / 08:09

    Awwww Rosey surely is back with a bang!!! Thank you Keith, for bringing her back. I’ve missed her so.

    Wonder what she has up her sleeve after this bombed fiasco. Ha! Ha!


    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 14, 2019 / 14:41

      I’m sure that when she’s cleared up this mess something else will happen that’s worth me reporting! Thanks, Natasha

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  14. hilarymb Jun 14, 2019 / 12:04

    Hi Keith – looks like cooking is also not one of Rosey’s fortes in life … gosh one can see that happening … cheers Hilary

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      • hilarymb Jun 14, 2019 / 17:32

        I’ve been out … the sun must have dissipated the noise! and the birds and the bees eaten the mess! Enjoy the weekend – cheers HIlary

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  15. granonine Jun 15, 2019 / 17:50

    An inexperienced cook always has some embarrassing moments 🙂 Thanks for the laugh, Keith.

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  16. gahlearner Jun 15, 2019 / 19:52

    Oh wonderful, this is SO Rosey. I love to see her back. What a prank though. And I love the booby-roofy-boofy. Gotta try it sometime.

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  17. gillyflower Jun 16, 2019 / 00:33

    Ha ha! Measure once, explode twice!

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  18. Dawn M. Miller Jun 18, 2019 / 18:42

    Poor Rosey. I hope she had a glass of Merlot with that pizza, I know how she loves her wine 😉

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