One hundred words…

 for Friday Fictioneers




zzzzWhen my friend Rosey downsized to a smaller apartment, her vast collection of bits and pieces didn’t fit, so many of them ended up storage, or prison as she calls it!  She visits them now and again so they don’t feel unloved.

When she went the other day, most of the lights weren’t working.  As she felt her way past Cell 16 she had the fright of her life. Through the gloom, she thought she saw a huge gaping mouthful of ugly gappy teeth!

She screamed, and the lights flickered into life.  Then she giggled.  It was a piano!

Oh, Rosey!




Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to J Hardy Carroll for the picture.

Prod the frog (if you dare) to see other’s stories!


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66 thoughts on “One hundred words…

  1. rochellewisoff Nov 20, 2019 / 14:25

    Dear Keith,

    Rosey’s a corker, isn’t she? Cute story and a very different frog this week.



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  2. pensitivity101 Nov 20, 2019 / 14:41

    My nephew fed my Mum’s piano keyboard cake as he thought it was a huge mouth. Good fun tale Keith

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  3. Iain Kelly Nov 20, 2019 / 20:07

    We’ve been having a loft clearout this week, so I can relate to Rosey – so much good stuff boxed up and unloved, just don’t have the space for it all!


  4. msjadeli Nov 21, 2019 / 00:16

    Darkness is a powerful ingredient for the imagination isn’t it. Good story, Keith.

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  5. messymimi's meanderings Nov 21, 2019 / 01:43

    Some things do look scary in the dark that are fine when it’s light. Tell Rosey it’s okay to bring a flashlight or torch!

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  6. Na'ama Yehuda Nov 21, 2019 / 01:52

    Like I tell all my stuff: “Behave, or risk eviction or … worse yet … storage prison!” 😉
    To be fair, I don’t personally have a storage unit, but I know many who do, and for many of them it is indeed like condemning their possessions to a ‘prison sentence’ of usually predetermined (and often much extended later on) ‘stay’…

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 21, 2019 / 10:55

      I had one for quite a while until I realised I was wasting money paying for a unit to store things I’d never have a use for again – so I gave them a pardon and an early release!

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      • Na'ama Yehuda Nov 21, 2019 / 15:33

        Yay! Pardoned unused items so that others may give them new life! 🙂

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  7. Tannille Nov 21, 2019 / 06:40

    I love Rosey, smiled when I clicked and it was another of her stories.

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  8. Liz Young Nov 21, 2019 / 13:14

    Haha! Your eyesight is better than mine to have picked out that detail!

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  9. Brenda's Thoughts Nov 21, 2019 / 18:35

    Funny girl, that Rosey. There’s something seriously spooky about storage spaces!! =)


  10. James McEwan Nov 22, 2019 / 13:55

    I think I know Rosey or at least a few people like her. Comical and entertaining. Loved the story.

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  11. draliman Nov 22, 2019 / 13:57

    Better that than sitting down to the “piano” and getting eaten by a huge gaping mouthful of ugly gappy teeth 🙂

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  12. Woman walking Max Nov 22, 2019 / 15:14

    O Rosey, I can imagine how scarey looming shapes in the gloom can be. Glad the lights came on quickly.


    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 23, 2019 / 11:24

      Hoorah, I found your lovely comment! Somehow it ended up in the spam bucket. Thanks so much for your email which led me to seek you out!


  13. Inside the Mind of Isadora Nov 23, 2019 / 00:35

    I’m glad it was piano keys and not something a bit more scary.
    I enjoyed your take on the prompt, Keith. Have a great weekend.

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  14. jaya1966 Nov 24, 2019 / 11:47

    These sudden shocks that come out of the blue can be nerve wracking! Ha! Ha!

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  15. Fatima Fakier Nov 26, 2019 / 10:35

    I’m surprised she had athe nerve to switch on the light, with the fright that she got. I love what you did with the frog image!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 27, 2019 / 16:40

      Oh, she’s daring! The frog looks better with the lights on too! Thanks Fatima.


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