A flash of fiction …

for Friday Fictioneers




BGI told my friend Rosey that Jack’s new flat has a stained glass window.

‘Has he tried cleaning it with Windowlene?’ she asked.

No Rosey, it’s…’

‘It removed a stubborn red wine stain from my best glass, but it made my Pinot Grigio taste like pee …’

‘Rosey’, I interrupted,  ‘it’s like a picture made of pieces of coloured glass‘.

‘What is?’ she asked.

‘His stained glass win…’

‘He could try vinegar, that cleans glass too.  Perhaps I should have used that on my wine glass, but then my Pinot Grigio would’ve tasted like pickled gherkins!’

I gave up.


dolphin_01Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Jean L. Hays or the picture.

Prod the frog to see what others have come up with.jjjjjj



73 thoughts on “A flash of fiction …

  1. ceayr Jul 29, 2020 / 13:19

    It’s just as well she’s cute, Keith, cos she’s thick as a brick!

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  2. Christine Goodnough Jul 29, 2020 / 14:23

    It’s all the fault of the English language! We need to come up with a more accurate word for “stained.” Even Rosey knows that if something is stained, it’s distainable. Or is it destainable? Whatever…

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  3. Iain Kelly Jul 29, 2020 / 14:48

    In all my days I have never thought of that possible misunderstanding! Rosey has opened my eyes 🙂

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  4. rochellewisoff Jul 29, 2020 / 16:15

    Dear Keith,

    Rosey is one of a kind…reminds me a lot of George Burns’ Gracie. Fun story.



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  5. elmowrites Jul 29, 2020 / 16:26

    Oh dear, Rosey needs a dose of “mouth zipped, listening ears on” as I say to the kids. Bit harder with an adult though 😉

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 30, 2020 / 09:48

      I like that expression. One I’ll be using in future! Thanks so much for dropping by.


  6. Sandra Jul 29, 2020 / 16:38

    Rosy has a point. I never thought of it that way. Stained indeed, such a strange way to speak of something so beautiful.

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  7. HappySoul Jul 29, 2020 / 18:11

    Ha ha! Had a good laugh! I re read your last posts to get some cheer into my day Keith 😊! Admire your writing style 😊

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  8. Na'ama Yehuda Jul 29, 2020 / 18:34

    Rosie is Rosie … 😉 Remind me, though, to never drink anything from her glasses … 😉 (or her cups … ;))

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 30, 2020 / 09:39

      Thank goodness for the 100 word limit – it could have gone on and on and on …….


  9. Tannille Jul 30, 2020 / 07:09

    Roses, Roses, Rosey… Epic twist coming up, Rosey is really clued in and taking us all for a ride!

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      • Tannille Jul 31, 2020 / 04:40

        Wow she’s that old and the stories keep coming! That reveal story should be the last instalment. 😀

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  10. justjoyfulness Jul 30, 2020 / 08:25

    At least she’ll keep the house sparkling clean if not beautiful! He can’t have both 🙂 Nicely-written dialogue!

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  11. James McEwan Jul 30, 2020 / 12:01

    I like how Rosey expands the conversation away from the obvious. She could have said “So what!”. I wonder if she was just having a bit of fun with you.

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  12. draliman Jul 30, 2020 / 16:30

    Sometime you just have to admit defeat. Especially when you’re talking to Rosey 🙂

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  13. Bill Jul 30, 2020 / 20:26

    Good one Keith. Enjoyed it. As they say here in the southern USA, “Bless her pea picking little heart.”

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  14. Inside the Mind of Isadora Jul 30, 2020 / 22:36

    Cute tale about how words in the English language could mean something other than what is being said.
    I like Rosey. She’s innocent in every way. Sometimes, we need to go back and just be simple. Nicely done, Keith.
    Be Safe … Isadora 😎

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  15. granonine Jul 31, 2020 / 03:21

    Keith, this is a classic example of people who don’t really listen. It’s hilarious, but it’s also extremely annoying!

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  16. subroto Aug 3, 2020 / 10:22

    Ha! Ha! You’ve got be careful what you say with Rosey around.

    Liked by 1 person

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