Another story …

for Friday Fictioneers


bg‘This won’t hurt’ said my friend Rosey crossing her fingers.  It would, but if Jess wanted silky hairless legs, a little pain was a small price to pay!

Jess lay there, eyes screwed shut.  Rosey clutched the waxing strip and commenced the countdown.  Three, two, one … pull! 

Jess screamed and shot her other leg straight into Rosey’s shin!  

An hour later Rosey was in A&E having her fractured bone fixed. 

Walking with crutches was like having four legs, two with a mind of their own!   Somehow, she managed to scrounge an electric wheelchair – that’s another story for another day! 


foot-sprainThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Susan Eames for the photo.

Click on Froggie to join in the fun!mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

72 thoughts on “Another story …

  1. Denise Hammond Nov 25, 2020 / 13:06

    Back in 2007 when I shattered my leg, I told them I was lousy with crutches (having broken a leg in 1968) so they gave me a little scooter I could rest my leg on. And crossing the foyer in my home, I managed to fall off it it. Klutz for sure.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 25, 2020 / 14:33

      Oh dear, that was a bit unfortunate! Obviousy seemed a good idea at the time!


  2. rochellewisoff Nov 25, 2020 / 13:18

    Dear Keith,

    Oh dear. Waxing isn’t all that pleasant. Where Rosey goes craziness seems to happen, doesn’t it? Fun story…well not for Rosey. (I can’t walk well on crutches either.)



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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 25, 2020 / 14:32

      It certainly does thank goodness – it gives me plenty of things to write about! Thanks Rochelle.


  3. Tannille Nov 25, 2020 / 13:28

    Hmm I thought this story was going to be different. Plastered is slang for drunk or a least it was when I was young. Love Rosey though. Always entertaining.

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  4. Anita Nov 25, 2020 / 14:42

    That’s a lot to endure just because of the effort for hairless legs!
    Phew! Poor girl. Hope all is well soon.

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  5. Sandra Nov 25, 2020 / 14:58

    What could be more painful than leg waxing … I can imagine, I guess.

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  6. trentpmcd Nov 25, 2020 / 14:59

    Ouch! I’m sure Jess was in a lot of pain! Oh, the story was about Rosey… OK… 😉

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 26, 2020 / 12:26

      I wouldn’t want to be her husband! Cheers Susan – and thanks for the photo.


  7. Iain Kelly Nov 25, 2020 / 15:29

    They gave Rosey an electric wheelchair!? I guess they hadn’t read about Rosey before! Painfully fun Keith.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 26, 2020 / 12:25

      She did cause chaos when she borrowed her Nan’s mobility scooter a few years ago. Next time there’s a suitable prompt I’ll dig the story out again!

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  8. granonine Nov 25, 2020 / 16:47

    Love winter. Long pants and skirts. Let that hair grow! Of course, in the spring you’ll need a scythe. . . . .

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  9. ceayr Nov 25, 2020 / 16:49

    Rosey in a motorised chair?
    Good grief, man, what havoc will she wreak!

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  10. Na'ama Yehuda Nov 25, 2020 / 19:52

    LOL! Yep, it’s a hazard to do that for someone else … 😉 And, yeah for the crutches, though I was very much a little monkey on those. Buzzing around the hospital, up and down stairs and all … (and no, not from anyone kicking my shin for THAT kind of stuff …) 😉

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  11. Christine Goodnough Nov 25, 2020 / 23:34

    Being a true gentleman, you could offer to lend Jess your electric razor while Rosey’s esthetic endeavours are on hold.

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  12. justjoyfulness Nov 26, 2020 / 00:00

    Rosie is not getting her leg waxed for a few weeks and when the plaster comes off, Jess was get to take her revenge 😉

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  13. michaelwynnauthor Nov 26, 2020 / 16:13

    Ouch. At least when the plaster comes off it should pull the hairs out with it. The electric wheel chair story sounds ominous.

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  14. draliman Nov 26, 2020 / 16:31

    I know a kick-boxing team which would quite like Jess’ contact details!

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  15. pennygadd51 Nov 26, 2020 / 17:19

    Oh dear! Rosey’s capacity for inadvertent self-harm seems endless! Are Rosey and Jess still talking to each other?

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 27, 2020 / 11:07

      It does and long may it continue as it’s good fodder for my stories! I’m sure they’re over it now Penny.


  16. Girl in Niagara Nov 26, 2020 / 20:12

    I love the humour in your story Keith. And I laughed out loud when I saw your frog pic. Touché!

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  17. Michael Humphris Nov 27, 2020 / 02:33

    All I can say is thank heaven I never became a waxing technician.🙂

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  18. Unishta Nov 27, 2020 / 07:25

    It never pains that much …. I think the reaction was a bit too exaggerated..

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  19. Inside the Mind of Isadora Nov 27, 2020 / 23:13

    Oh my, crutches can be difficult to navigate. A wheelchair works a lot better but your own two feet work the best.
    I remember when my electricity went out during a storm and I told my hubby that my electric chair (recliner) was broken.
    Mmmmm … never realized the two meanings. LOL
    Have a great weekend, Keith. Be Safe
    Isadora 😎


    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 28, 2020 / 10:01

      Easily confused! I had crutches years ago when I damaged my ankle and I just couldn’t work them! At home I went around on hands and knees! Thanks Isadora.

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      • Inside the Mind of Isadora Dec 1, 2020 / 13:30

        Thank you for the morning chuckle, Keith. I could imagine you navigating that way. I’ve done that when I’ve fallen and can’t get up. LOL Have a good week … Be Safe
        Isadora 😎

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  20. Dale Nov 28, 2020 / 01:29

    What a wimp! LOL… Waxing is no big deal… Of course, some are more sensitive than others…

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