Eighty-seven words …

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is hinterland and the limit 87 words.




06A77368-C8E4-11EA-94A3-1245C74148D9‘Where are you going?’ asked my friend Rosey.

‘On holiday’.

‘Yea, but where?’

‘To the hinterland’,  I articulated pointing into the distance.

‘Wow,  really?’ 

‘Err,  yes!’

‘Are you flying?’

‘No’,  I laughed


‘Of course not’!

‘What language do they speak?’

‘Why,  English  pet’,  I said in a dodgy northern accent!

‘What’s their food like?’

‘Very funny!’  I said.  ‘I’d love to chat but I need to finish packing’.

It was when she reminded me to take my passport I realised she hadn’t been joking at all!


There are masses more stories about My Friend Rosey right here!


34 thoughts on “Eighty-seven words …

  1. rochellewisoff Jul 18, 2020 / 13:24

    Dear Keith,

    It’s always fun to see Rosey. These days you need your passport to go anywhere. 😉 Never leave home without it.



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  2. ceayr Jul 18, 2020 / 14:04

    I think, Keith, that Rosey believes a thesaurus can be found in Jurassic Park.
    And I love your Geordie accent!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 18, 2020 / 14:13

      I’ll try that out on her! I originally wrote ‘Why, Geordie pet’ but it occurred to me that readers of a foreign persuasion might take that to be an actual language!


      • ceayr Jul 18, 2020 / 14:17

        Whereas it is, to most of the civilised world, utterly unintelligible gibberish!

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  3. soniadogra Jul 18, 2020 / 18:29

    Haha… Nice one. In India we need an ID to cross states nowadays. Maybe Rosie meant it in that context.

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  4. Bill Jul 18, 2020 / 19:50

    A well played prompt response once again, Keith. A passport to hinterland. Enjoyed it.

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  5. Na'ama Yehuda Jul 19, 2020 / 02:10

    Rosey IS technically correct. You go far enough into the Hinderland and you’ll have people speaking Hinderglish.

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  6. Dale Jul 19, 2020 / 15:28

    Is Hinterland next to Wonderland?
    Love when Rosey stops by.

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