Roundabout 100 words…

for Friday Fictioneers.




What time? I asked.

‘Round about three?’ said Felicity.

We were meeting at the funfair. Yea! I’d not won a goldfish or a cuddly toy for years! 

I was a bit late –  took the wrong exit from a roundabout.  Now, where was she?

Someone called my name.

‘Oy, Keef!’

I spun round and about an inch from my nose was a cloud of pink candyfloss. It tilted sideways and Felicity pounced forward giving me a sticky kiss on the cheek.

We got dizzy on the roller-coaster, bobbed up and down on the roundabout and I won a coconut! 

Such a perfect day…la-la-la…




ceayr-2-1Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and CEAyr for the picture which I  took the liberty of flipping as we drive on the left here and I’m easily confused!

Kiss the frog to join in the fun!



56 thoughts on “Roundabout 100 words…

  1. ceayr Nov 27, 2019 / 13:41

    …I’m glad I spent it with you…

    Oy, Keef, flipping the photo confused the jings out of me!

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  2. Iain Kelly Nov 27, 2019 / 13:46

    A perfect day indeed. Extra points for ao may roundabouts in one 100 word story! 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 27, 2019 / 16:35

      I used to work in Basingstoke which is also known as doughnut city due to the number of roundabouts. People there wear out more left-hand front tyres than anywhere else in the country!

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      • Iain Kelly Nov 27, 2019 / 20:02

        Here, East Kilbride is known as the Polo Mint City after all the roundabouts. Funnily enough, they don’t seem to do anything to help the flow of traffic around the place!

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  3. bearmkwa Nov 27, 2019 / 14:10

    Nice little scene you’ve created this week. Enjoyed reading that one.

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  4. rochellewisoff Nov 27, 2019 / 14:29

    Dear Keef,

    I’ll try not to be too roundabout in my comment. Delightful story and love the frog with the pink candy floss. 😉



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      • Christine Goodnough Nov 27, 2019 / 20:52

        You could have used a semi colon to replace an “and”, then added a “Barf!”
        From Ever-helpful me. 😉

        Another delightful tale, Keith. I thought of kissing the frog to see what would turn up, but I’m timid — and already married.

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      • Keith's Ramblings Nov 28, 2019 / 09:07

        A very good point; it didn’t occur to me! Under the circumstances I’m sure Froggie won’t mind.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 27, 2019 / 16:26

      If I told you that I’d have to make you the subject of my next crime story Liz! So pleased you enjoyed it, thank you.


  5. pennygadd51 Nov 27, 2019 / 16:42

    A nice cheerful story! I won a goldfish at a fair, once. Never managed a coconut, though!
    Felicity sounds like a fun person to be with.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 27, 2019 / 16:47

      I’m not sure if they are allowed to give goldfish as prizes these days. I well remember taking one home in a plastic bag of water as a kid! Thanks for you lovely comment Penny.


  6. granonine Nov 27, 2019 / 17:14

    I was just listening to Susan Boyle singing that song. What a coincidence 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 28, 2019 / 09:13

      What a lovely story. You so perfectly described a day at the funfair, and the ending was a delight. Thanks for sharing it.


  7. Dale Nov 27, 2019 / 20:15

    That was great, Keith! Love the triple use of roundabout!

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  8. Mike Nov 27, 2019 / 23:38

    Better to win a pig at the village fete, not to kiss of course.🙂

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  9. Na'ama Yehuda Nov 28, 2019 / 03:10

    Froggina has a candy floss!!!
    And you have a coconut and a sticky cheek.
    Sounds like a perfect day. 🙂

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  10. Reena Saxena Nov 28, 2019 / 10:45

    I prefer the sticky candyfloss to the coconut 🙂 Nice, heart-warming story!

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  11. larry trasciatti Nov 28, 2019 / 12:28

    Nice amusement park tale. Because of my interest in English music, I at least know what roundabout is? Did you get to ride on the helter skelter?

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  12. plaridel Nov 28, 2019 / 22:17

    if it was a perfect day alright. it wasn’t every day you’d win a win a coconut 🙂

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  13. msjadeli Nov 29, 2019 / 06:29

    Sounds like a fun time and such a cute froggie to match your story ❤

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  14. James McEwan Nov 29, 2019 / 11:00

    this made me smile. When I was about ten years old, I won a Goldfish at a fun fair. I cared for the little fish as if it was the most important pet in the world.
    I am not sure they give them out as prizes anymore. I haven’t been to a fair for years.

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  15. angietrafford Nov 29, 2019 / 15:42

    I think you’re allowed to win a fish in a bag any more, I won a bouncy ball instead last time I went! LOL. Lovely story giving me this sudden urge for candyfloss…

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 29, 2019 / 23:29

      My last prize was a ridiculously large fluffy rabbit which I had to carry home on the bus! Candyfloss all round on me!

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  16. Woman walking Max Nov 29, 2019 / 20:22

    A fun (fair) story – most charming. What happened to the candyfloss on the roller coaster I wondered – twirled into Keef’s hair ?

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 29, 2019 / 23:18

      A fair (fun) point! I’m still trying to get the sticky stuff out! Cheers.


  17. 4963andypop Nov 30, 2019 / 11:46

    Such a fun child’s voice. The first sentence or two I thought it was a nostalgic adult but then the cloud of floss and impetuous kiss at eye level made me picture two wildly excited kids reveling at a fair they hadnt been to in a whole 12 months!! You captured the moment well, thanks for the vivid picture!

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