A short story …

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Fabric and the word limit 131.



smile (1)I found my friend Rosey sitting on a bench in the park, stabbing a piece of fabric with a needle and a tangled web of brightly coloured thread.

I asked if she was mending something.  She frowned and said no, she was being creative; expressing herself through the medium of needlework.

It was… interesting.   Apparently, it was an embroidery depicting a pastoral scene of fields and flowers.  

“It’s, err, beautiful,”  I said, as I tried to work out which way up it was!

I asked what the red blobs were.

“Poppies of course,”  she said.

“Are they?”  I said.

“OK, if you must know I keep pricking my finger with this needle and they’re bloodstains.  But they look like poppies, don’t they?”

I left her to get on with her masterpiece!



Loads more tales about My Friend Rosey right  HERE!


In case you are interested, my A – Z stories so far this month are here :-

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27 thoughts on “A short story …

  1. Shweta Suresh Apr 26, 2020 / 13:26

    This friend os yours, Rosey is quite a character. 😛 Great take on the prompt, Keith. 🙂


  2. Pradeep Apr 26, 2020 / 14:49

    Must be quite a painful work of creativity for Rosey, is it not?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 26, 2020 / 15:20

      I’ll suggest it, though I think she’s probably dumped it and started a new project by now!


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 27, 2020 / 01:06

      At least that’s one thing she’s good at! Having just read yours, I tend to agree with you Rochelle!


  3. Christine Goodnough Apr 26, 2020 / 19:26

    Well done! Alas for Rosey, though: she’ll have a double woe from this craft. Her poppies are going to look rather impressionist if she ever washes the fabric.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Dale Apr 26, 2020 / 21:23

    Oh poor Rosey… gotta give her an A for effort.
    As for that smiling Rosey meme? Kinda has a “Joker” smile quality to it!!

    Liked by 1 person

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