One hundred words …

for Friday Fictioneers





‘It was Lily’s fault’ said Billy pointing at the shattered flower pot.

‘It was the football’s fault’ shouted Lily ‘because it went the wrong way when I kicked it’

Daddy cleared up the mess and found a new home for the sorry looking poppy plant.

Lily gave the football a serious talking to. ‘You must go where I kick you, do you understand?’ she said wagging her finger. 

Billy giggled and shook his head.

‘Right’ said Lily, ‘let’s try again and this time, behave. One two three kick!’

There was the sound of breaking glass from Mrs Smith’s garden next door.


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

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63 thoughts on “One hundred words …

  1. Denise D Hammond Oct 28, 2020 / 13:02

    Sounds familiar. My son was telling my grandson not to throw the ball in the family room. So, I told my grandson about his father practicing his golf swing in the family room and putting the club through the cathedral ceiling. Like father, like son – I hope not, lol.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 28, 2020 / 13:18

      Brilliant Denise! I bet your grandson loved that story and even told his friends!


  2. rochellewisoff Oct 28, 2020 / 13:07

    Dear Keith,

    Might we propose a new activity for Lily? Probably not knitting. She might put out her eye. Definitely something quieter though. Cute story.



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    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 28, 2020 / 13:21

      Good point about the needles (pardon the pun!) We used to play with marbles when I was a kid – far simpler! Thanks Rochelle.

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  3. bearmkwa Oct 28, 2020 / 13:26

    Interesting track for this one. Had to see it coming this time, though. Great write.


  4. Iain Kelly Oct 28, 2020 / 14:14

    Brought back childhood memories. I could never get the football to listen to me either!

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  5. pensitivity101 Oct 28, 2020 / 14:22

    ha! This is so funny Keith. Bit like it was HIS fault the window broke because HE ducked!! Love it.

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  6. neilmacdon Oct 28, 2020 / 14:32

    I wonder how many times Lily will attempt this before she figures out what’s happening

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  7. Sandra Oct 28, 2020 / 14:53

    Time for Lily to find some other way of passing the time I think. This might become expensive.

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  8. Dora Oct 28, 2020 / 17:22

    Lily’s got the right idea. There shouldn’t be so many potted plants and glass everywhere when she’s trying to train a ball.

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  9. ceayr Oct 28, 2020 / 17:26

    Girls playing football!
    Jings, they’ll want the vote next…

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  10. Na'ama Yehuda Oct 28, 2020 / 20:50

    Fun! (if you are not a plant … or a window …) – the poor plants need helmets around these kids … 😉

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  11. theministryofshrawleywalks Oct 29, 2020 / 09:10

    I was very familiar with this story form my childhood, I was an expert window smasher, no pane of glass was safe!!Cricket balls the weapon of choice!

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  12. liz young Oct 29, 2020 / 15:48

    She needs to practise if she wants to be a footballer – she’ll improve!

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  13. msjadeli Oct 30, 2020 / 04:42

    I had to laugh at this one. Can’t fault her for having a lively spirit, even if it costs her parents a fortune 😉

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  14. draliman Oct 30, 2020 / 13:27

    There’s no holding back Lily. And if she perfects the art of “talking to the ball”, she’ll make it big as a pro footballer!

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  15. Alicia Jamtaas Nov 1, 2020 / 17:12

    This brought a smile. My older sister was spot on in every sport she tried. I was exactly like Lily, although I never broke anything! Thank goodness.

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  16. Girl in Niagara Nov 1, 2020 / 18:56

    Oh ouch! Those darn footballs that don’t listen. A fun and amusing story Keith, very enjoyable.


  17. Nobbinmaug Nov 1, 2020 / 23:29

    Like most people who were once kids, I can relate. My friends and I broke our fair share of things. I like Lily talking to the ball. Nice touch. It has to be the ball’s fault, right?

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  18. Tannille Nov 2, 2020 / 04:28

    Sounds about right; the football has a mind of its own. She must be cute to pull that off!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 3, 2020 / 16:59

      I wonder how many times a team has blamed losing the match on those darn footballs!


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