A day late…

for Friday Fictioneers!

I should have posted a story yesterday but it was my birthday and Rosey’s too so I was otherwise engaged! Better late than never.




zzzzMy phone rang. It was my friend Rosey, again!

‘I’ve got a ghost’ she panted. 

‘You don’t need another pet’ I said, ‘you’ve already got two cats!’

‘It’s not funny,’ she whimpered.

‘Is it a friendly ghost?’ I asked.

‘No. It yanked the wire from its hole in my computer, and it stopped working’.

‘Plug it back in then’ I said.

‘You’re missing the point, I’ve… got… a… ghost!’

‘What’s it look like?’ I asked.

‘It’s invisible, duh’ she huffed. `Oh, hang on, the wire’s hooked around my chair leg, it may have pulled out when I did a bum-wiggle’.

‘So there’s no ghost?’

‘Probably not, bye’



hydro-daleThanks to Rochelle for hosting and Dale Rogerson for the picture.

Prod the frog to join in the fun!


54 thoughts on “A day late…

  1. Christine Goodnough July 11, 2019 / 13:52

    Poor Rosey! No sympathy from you.
    And a belated Happy Birthday. Wishing you and Rosey many more years of funny tales together.

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  2. neilmacdon July 11, 2019 / 17:09

    Nothing in a writer’s life can afford to be the obvious explanation. I’m with ghosts

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  3. Iain Kelly July 11, 2019 / 17:38

    Classic Rosey! Happy Birthday Keith, I trust it was suitably well celebrated.

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  4. bearmkwa July 11, 2019 / 19:31

    now, that’s a funny one. Sadly, I’ve done that… blamed the Hubby.

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  5. theministryofshrawleywalks July 11, 2019 / 23:47

    Happy birthday both, how easy it is to blame something else for mysterious goings on, I’ve a mate like that!


  6. Mike July 12, 2019 / 00:22

    Cables often have a mind of there own, I enjoyed this story

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  7. messymimi's meanderings July 12, 2019 / 00:33

    Heeheehee! It’s a mistake any Rosey could make. Wishing you both many happy returns of the day!


  8. rochellewisoff July 12, 2019 / 01:37

    Dear Keith,

    You and Rosey sound like the next George and Gracie. Love what you did with the frog this week. 😉



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  9. James McEwan July 12, 2019 / 09:42

    I think Rosey is after your attention, best go round and sort out her wiring. Fun read.

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    • Keith's Ramblings July 12, 2019 / 10:19

      When I’ve sorted out her wiring she’ll find something else for me to do, so no, I’m staying clear! Thanks, James.

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  10. Sandra July 12, 2019 / 10:37

    Most ladies find the solution for themselves in the end… 🙂

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  11. ceayr July 12, 2019 / 12:50

    Love this, Keith, very funny (for you!)
    I particularly like how the ghost wound the cable round the chair leg to confuse the issue.

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  12. pennygadd51 July 12, 2019 / 16:40

    Rosey doing a bum-wiggle. What a thought! That’s a very entertaining little story, Keith. And Happy Birthday!

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  13. patriciaruthsusan July 13, 2019 / 13:09

    Happy Belated Birthday to both you and Rosey, Keith. This was funny. She has a really lively imagination. I like the phrase ” yanked the wire from its hole in my computer.” 😀 — Suzanne

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  14. gahlearner July 13, 2019 / 19:30

    Happy Birthday from me, too for you and Rosey. She better be careful with the bum wiggle next time or the ghost comes back. Or the frog… another great puzzle piece in the frog-mosaic.

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  15. Abhijit Ray July 14, 2019 / 06:36

    So many possibilities. May be there was a ghost that wanted to undivided attention and yanked the computer wire out. May be the ghost was malicious and wanted to electrocute your friend. Finally, your friend has to stop bum wiggling. It can do uncalled for damage, who knows!

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  16. Brenda's Thoughts July 14, 2019 / 11:00

    Happy belated birthday, Keith, and to Rosey too! Love the bum wiggle and (probable) ghost story. =)


  17. Sascha Darlington July 15, 2019 / 06:10

    As you know, I love Rosey. What a fun story. And a very happy birthday to you Keith…belated as it may be.


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