One hundred words …

for Friday Fictioneers



We should have won America’s Got Talent.  How often do you see acrobatic fire eaters? We were fantastic. Okay, it could have gone slightly better but the audience loved it, especially the part where I got a bit wobbly, grabbed the backdrop and set it alight.  The cheering crowd thought those handsome firefighters were part of the act!

But instead of going off in a blaze of glory the head judge, that British bloke, said it wasn’t particularly clever and anybody could do it.  Why should we take criticism from someone that can’t even ride an electric bicycle without falling off?  


*Incase you are unaware, Simon Cowell is currently absent from AGT having suffered a cycling accident – click HERE!



Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to J Hardy Carroll for the picture.

Click on the Froggies to join in the fun!


78 thoughts on “One hundred words …

  1. Iain Kelly Aug 26, 2020 / 13:02

    Imagine how grumpy he’s going to be when they get back to making these shows again! I do prefer them when the acts go wrong, much more entertaining!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 26, 2020 / 17:31

      Me too Iain! They’ve replaced him on AGT which is still carrying on. Never mind, his money’s still rolling in!

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      • Iain Kelly Aug 26, 2020 / 18:17

        It does sound like a nasty fall so I have a bit of sympathy for him, but it also feels a little like karma finally catching up with him.

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  2. rochellewisoff Aug 26, 2020 / 13:22

    Dear Keith,

    Great frogs. And I laughed out loud at that British bloke. 😀 Love it all.



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  3. Denise D Hammond Aug 26, 2020 / 13:26

    Funny. I am still trying to figure out how stupid you have to be to fall off a stationary bike! Or drunk.

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    • Denise D Hammond Aug 26, 2020 / 15:11

      When I first read this in the US I thought they were talking about a stationary bike. Now I see your photo and it is a three-wheeler. I don’t know which is more pathetic. That’s like my three-year old granddaughter falling off her trike. Never happens.


      • Keith's Ramblings Aug 26, 2020 / 17:37

        The three-wheeler was given to him after his accident as a joke by fellow AGT judge Howie Mandel! I bet I could fall off a trike!


  4. ceayr Aug 26, 2020 / 14:19

    Fun stuff, Keith.
    And I’m just passing your place, give me a wave!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 26, 2020 / 17:27

      Welcome to Sassenachshire! I wondered who that was pering through my window… 👋


  5. Sandra Aug 26, 2020 / 16:36

    Never cared for him either as a judge, show business personality or a cyclist. And it’s difficult to feel sorry for him.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 26, 2020 / 17:39

      Marmite man! I know what you mean but I confess, somewhat embarrassingly, to being a huge fan on of AGT despite being British!

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  6. messymimi's meanderings Aug 26, 2020 / 18:49

    People like him make me wonder what happened to them as they grew up so they turned out this way. Maybe he will be a bit kinder, but of course, he’s got a reputation to uphold now.

    Fun story!

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  7. Dora Aug 26, 2020 / 19:13

    Hilarious take on the photo! 😀 I think that British bloke just got taken down big time. Strange how he makes a mint off of being crabby and rude – what an upside down world.

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  8. msjadeli Aug 26, 2020 / 19:40

    “Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!” Theaters afire, backs breaking, flame-juggling froggies!

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  9. Bill Aug 26, 2020 / 23:25

    If the was a talent show for humorous blog posts, Keith would be finalist for sure. Well done.

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  10. michael Aug 26, 2020 / 23:37

    I wonder is Simon Cowell will end up on you have been framed. 🙂

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  11. Sue Aug 27, 2020 / 02:50

    Great story, Keith! Simon is my least favorite judge, but I do wish him a full recovery.

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  12. Liz Young Aug 27, 2020 / 14:01

    Great story. My sympathy for Simon is minimal because he’s just another overpsaid, self-opinionated ‘celebrity’.

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  13. Rowena Aug 27, 2020 / 15:27

    Great story, Keith. Sim on’s injure is a bit drastic. Could’ve just gone for the humble grazed knee like the rest of us mere mortals. Always aspiring to greatness!
    Best wishes,

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  14. pennygadd51 Aug 27, 2020 / 17:45

    Teehee! Clever blending of current affairs with a fun response to the prompt. I’m glad Simon Cowell seems to be recovering.

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  15. doodletllc Aug 27, 2020 / 18:06

    This would have been a show worth seeing…after all, a fail is in the eye of the beholder…well done.

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  16. Tannille Aug 28, 2020 / 07:51

    Might be just me, but, I can see Rosey in this lol. Loved the tone.

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  17. siobhan1967 Aug 28, 2020 / 22:06

    This was great and the comments about Cowell are spot on! Great take on the prompt and I loved the bit about the fire fighters.

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  18. subroto Aug 30, 2020 / 01:39

    Ha! Ha! That’s a good blend of fact and fiction. I don’t mind the British Guy, I think under that exterior is a softie.

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  19. granonine Aug 31, 2020 / 15:17

    Great story, Keith. And I, for one, think “the British Bloke” does his job extremely well. Just look at all the times he has stopped a contestant and been soundly boo-ed, then asks for a second song and the whole picture changes for the better. I’ve never seen him to be wrong. Edgy, sharp, impatient, rude? Yes, all of the above. Still, very good at what he does, and his co-judges tease him, but they all seem to love him.

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  20. XmasDolly Sep 2, 2020 / 08:46

    Oh my goodness, I wish I could’ve seen Prince if only for one time even at a distance… just to be there. What a marvelous entertainer. I saw the show that he did in the rain. It was fan-freakin-tastic!!! Nobody would ever do that, but Prince! I mean what an awesome show and when he played Purple Rain and performed it in the rain. He blew the roof off the building if it had one! hahaha Great post my new friend! Have a wonderful day! Hugs from afar, and stay safe, be healthy and don’t forget your mask!~ Have a wonderful day! hugs

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 2, 2020 / 16:40

      It was an amazing event and one I’ll never forget. Thanks for your lovely comment – stay safe.


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