A few words…

for Friday Fictioneers




Silence falls as the auditorium lights dim. 

Violins screech a chilling tune as a winter-clad bard stands before the curtain and unfurls a parchment scroll.


“Let’s bid farewell 

to the season of chill”.

The fiddles fall silent.  He sheds his cloak as the curtain glows gold. He continues.


“Blossom petals fall

like pink confetti

on a yellow carpet

of nodding cowslips.

Bluebells chime

and primroses smile.d70e253174d964c6d19f13dfbb6c5e2c_bluebell-stock-vector-illustration-of-colored-love-69252270_718-900 A new sound echoes

at day’s dawn

A choir of songbirds

sing their song.

An overture to

the opera of spring.

common evening primrose flowers isolated on white

Let the first act begin!”


The curtains swing open and the chorus bursts into life. Spring has begun.



angry-judge-illustration-cartoon-character-shouting-pointing-viewer-55973884Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Dale for the photo.






Click Froggie to join in the fun.


63 thoughts on “A few words…

  1. rochellewisoff Feb 26, 2020 / 14:17

    Dear Keith,

    Very clever way to share a verse about spring. Imaginative and fun, as is your floral froggie. 😀



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    • Keith's Ramblings Feb 26, 2020 / 16:59

      Thanks, Rochelle. Verse is not really my thing, so I thought that by wrapping it in a story I might just get away with it!

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  2. Dale Feb 26, 2020 / 15:35

    Lovely… the stage is set for spring (I say this as they call for another friggen 6-8 inches of snow in the next few days)

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  3. ceayr Feb 26, 2020 / 15:59

    Poetry, Keith?
    Next thing you and Rosey will be cha-cha-ing across our screens!

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  4. Mike Feb 26, 2020 / 16:06

    This is a Story I enjoyed and a show I would like to see.

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  5. Anita Feb 26, 2020 / 16:45

    When winter is here, can spring be far behind?
    What a way to usher in the spring & so much cheer! 🙂

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  6. trentpmcd Feb 26, 2020 / 18:15

    The curtains are still closed here, or at least there is still far more snow on the ground than flowers… Great way to open spring!

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  7. Na'ama Yehuda Feb 27, 2020 / 01:07

    Froggie needs a slightly bigger podium if he is aiming to hide behind one … 😉
    Here’s to spring.
    Ode to spring!

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  8. Tannille Feb 27, 2020 / 04:58

    Very creative turning the prompt into acts of seasons. Makes me yearn for the spring weather.

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  9. draliman Feb 27, 2020 / 08:38

    Though at first I misread your title as “Farewell to the season of chilli” and had a mild panic attack.

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  10. pennygadd51 Feb 27, 2020 / 10:55

    Your story left me smiling and with a warm glow. Clever idea to frame the poem as a stage production.

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  11. granonine Feb 28, 2020 / 01:39

    Keith, you’ve gone poetic on us! A lovely ode to spring, and I can’t wait. Only a few more weeks, maybe three, here in my corner of PA 🙂

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  12. James McEwan Feb 28, 2020 / 19:51

    Great opening to the play. – As the audience sit in their winter coats – out with the chill and in with spring – love it.

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