One hundred words..

for Friday Fictioneers




ae2937600d94251617ac54237d0898f8I love queues! The longer the better. Why? Because I make money from them!   I sing and I dance, I hold out my hand and collect cash!

I worked a massive queue today.  It was the wettest day for ages so I wore my suit and hat, clutched an umbrella and performed my party piece over and over again – Singing in the Rain.

Leaping in puddles Gene Kelly style was not appreciated by everybody, but I had fun and made a bob or two.

It’ll be hot and sunny tomorrow.   I’ll dig out my mankini, grab my ironing board and sing Surfin’ USA!






Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and Na’ama Yehuda for the photo.


Prod the frog to join in the fun!


85 thoughts on “One hundred words..

  1. rochellewisoff Sep 25, 2019 / 12:40

    Dear Keith,

    A busker in the rain. Loved this. Although the vision of the mankini and surf board? I’ll pass. Love the musical frog.



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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 25, 2019 / 17:27

      Thanks Susan. It was the second thing that came into my head – I always dismiss the first!


  2. Tannille Sep 25, 2019 / 15:12

    I can imagine this story. Turn any weather in a fortune. And if it storms he can dress in leather and sing Riders on the Storm 😀.

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      • Na'ama Yehuda Sep 25, 2019 / 17:47

        🙂 Thanks! Also, I realize I didn’t say anything about the story you wrote — as usual, it was fab! I shouldn’t have taken it for granted, though – it’s good! 🙂

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  3. Christine Goodnough Sep 25, 2019 / 19:47

    A delightful take on the prompt as always. You could vary a bit with “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,” but for the sunny days better go with a bottle of Rosee and “I’ve Got Sunshine Wine.”
    On the other hand, people might pay you to leave if you started “Surfin’ USA.” And there’s always the danger of men in white jackets appearing. 😉

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  4. msjadeli Sep 25, 2019 / 22:55

    You had me laughing out loud on that one. Mankini and an ironing board, eh? LOL

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  5. Mike Sep 25, 2019 / 23:32

    I really enjoyed your take on the prompt, bravo

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  6. Dale Sep 26, 2019 / 03:13

    Singin’ in the Rain is fabulous… Surfin’ USA might be best in boxers 😉
    So much fun.

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  7. Joe Owens Sep 26, 2019 / 12:01

    This sounds like an Opportunistic Entrepeneuer! Make lemonade with your lemons, nice direction Keith.

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  8. bearmkwa Sep 26, 2019 / 19:07

    Love this street hawker tale. I can just picture him, suit and all dancing in the rain. I might join him if it would mean we’d get some rain. Yesterday’s paltry mist was hardly enough. Next seven days forcast sun and 90’s temps. UGH!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 27, 2019 / 09:23

      We’ve had more rain here this week than we have done for ages! Could you send me some sunshine please? !!!

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      • bearmkwa Sep 27, 2019 / 15:51

        I’d gladly trade you a day or two of rain for sunshine and heat…it’s back to the 90’s and dry for the week. UGH… it’s usually upper 60’s by this time of year here in Kentucky, USA.

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  9. Nobbinmaug Sep 27, 2019 / 06:51

    Mankini! Hahaha!

    Good one. Some people can turn any situation into a money-making opportunity. I wish I could be one of them.

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  10. Esha Sep 27, 2019 / 07:22

    That was quite an entertaining piece of flash fiction, Keith! Loved it.


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  11. granonine Sep 27, 2019 / 14:44

    I don’t want to see anyone in a man-kini. It would ruin the music for me 🙂

    Great story, Keith. Keep on singin’ in the rain!

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  12. Shweta Suresh Sep 29, 2019 / 04:53

    I’ve got a feeling people are handing his money just so that he’ll do away with the mankini! 😂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 29, 2019 / 08:47

      You need something to cheer you up when queuing in the rain! Regrettably, I was neither in nor entertaining the queue in your story! Thanks, Natasha.

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  13. patriciaruthsusan Oct 1, 2019 / 11:44

    I loved this piece, Keith, frog and all. I was laughing out loud. I had to look up mankini. 😀 — Suzanne

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