Let’s lighten the mood!

for the Ragtag Daily Prompt where Christine has given us the word Overcome to play with!




A brilliant movie, the posters said.  Five stars said the critics.  Then it must be good said I.

Once it got going, and it took a while, it was okay. 

A sinister-looking chap enters left carrying a gun.  A terrified girl turns to face him.  He aims his weapon. 

Everyone was gripped.  I was gripped.  Unfortunately, I gripped my unopened bag of M&M’s too hard and it burst with a loud pop!  You should have seen the audience jump!  I got some awful looks.

I was still awake half an hour later which is unusual.

She lays bleeding on the bedroom floor. She whimpers into her phone. ‘Help me, help me, please…’

The audience was overcome with emotion.  The cinema was in imminent danger of becoming flooded with tears.  She can’t die, surely not!  To be honest I was undercome. 

Her head falls to one side.

Multiple  gasps….!

The doorknob turns.

Sharp intakes of breath…!

The door creaks.

I inadvertantly fart.  It was like the creaking door echoed!  Heads spun in my direction, only to spin again thirty seconds later with pinched noses.

An hour passed.

In the back seat of a car, our heroin is attempting very noisily to give birth.  It’s touch and go.  Will the babe survive?  Then out it springs and screeches!

Yipee! We are all so relieved! Some of us smile, some shed tears of joy.  A girl behind me starts sobbing, which somehow amused me.

‘Boohoo’ she went.

‘Haha’ went I.



I was suddenly aware of a flickering torch.  I glanced left to see a cinematically uniformed person beckoning me.  I was being evicted.  I stood and stumbled along the row, treading on toes as I went.  ‘Sorry, sorry, sorry…’

I’m going to the opera next week.



15 thoughts on “Let’s lighten the mood!

  1. Jane Elizabeth May 17, 2020 / 15:56

    “I inadvertently farted” I laughed out loud. I’m a 59-year-old woman and I still find farts funny!
    Love the story.

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  2. Christine Goodnough May 17, 2020 / 15:59

    I can count on you for my morning chuckle! Thanks for joining us in Ragtag land. But please don’t go to the opera. If you’re bored with all this drama, the opera, inclined to be soporific at the best of times, will have you out like a light. 😉

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  3. hilarymb May 18, 2020 / 12:22

    Hi Keith – poor new mum, ‘heroin’ … let alone the babe that’s appeared … enjoy the opera in lockdown! Take care – Hilary

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  4. Balaka May 19, 2020 / 14:04

    That ‘farting’ part had me in splits. What a rollercoaster laughathon this one was.

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