A short story …

For Sunday Photo Fiction




unnamedStay green, nearly there, stay green … blast, they’ve gone red! 

Had a good day today.  Closed a few deals and had a drink after work with Julie.  Nice girl.  Single too.  Behave, I’m not! 

Come on, change.  These lights always take ages.

What’s tomorrow? Friday?  No Saturday.  Then it’ll be Sunday then Monday and I’ll be back at work again. 

Hurry up lights, I’m bored.

I’ll go shopping tomorrow.  Need some new clothes, bigger ones.  Or I could go on a diet.  I burned 2000 calories yesterday – left the brownies in the oven too long!  Ha-ha!  No, shopping it is.

Shall I jump the lights?  There’s no one about.  Better not.

It’s my birthday next week.  Time goes so fast … except at these lights!  Big one next year.  Birthday, that is.  What shall I do?  Swap the car for a mobility scooter? Now I’m being silly.   Mind you …

 Let’s count down.  Five, four, three, two, one and …. still red.

What’s for supper?  Sausage and mash?  Chateaubriand with dauphinoise potatoes, sauteed portabellos and wilted spinach?  No, sausage and mash.

Oooh, they’re changing.  Ready steady … nooo,  I’ve stalled the engine!  Start damn you, start ….

And they’re red again.


street-nightThanks to Donna for hosting. 

Photo courtesy of Unsplash.


17 thoughts on “A short story …

  1. messymimi's meanderings Jul 26, 2020 / 13:02

    The traffic lights double the amount of time any trip would take. This is an interesting peek into someone’s mind.

    Have a blessed and beautiful Sunday!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 26, 2020 / 15:27

      Fortunately we don’t have too any in my part of the country, but driving in London can be a nightmare with so many lights. Cheers Mimi.


  2. Denise D Hammond Jul 26, 2020 / 13:22

    Loved the burned calories. I actually did that recently when I put a cake in the oven and then got on the computer and forgot about it — until I smelled this strange aroma. Have a great day and keep thinking of more clever stories.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 26, 2020 / 15:25

      I left a bath filling for over two hours once – fortunately it has an overflow thingamy, or the girl in the flat below would have had a shower!


      • Denise D Hammond Jul 26, 2020 / 15:29

        Well, my son’s overflow was not working and his entire kitchen was awash in water. In the middle of the repairs, COVID-19 shut everything down. What a mess.

        Liked by 1 person

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