A hundred words …

for Friday Fictioneers




It wasn’t my fault. There were tangled cables everywhere. A Health and Safety Officer’s worst nightmare.

I’m skilled at my job, a janitorial professional. I’ve actually been nominated for this year’s Golden Toilet Brush Award.

But even I couldn’t help getting my broom tangled up in those leads causing a microphone stand to topple onto a drum, which dropped to the floor and rolled into a double bass, which fell onto a keyboard that tipped over landing on some electric device, which sparked, smoked and burst into flames.

And worst of all?  My precious broom caught fire while beating it out!


Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and Dale Rogerson for the picture.

Click Froggie to join in the fun!



76 thoughts on “A hundred words …

  1. Iain Kelly Jan 13, 2021 / 16:52

    A calamity. Although the drum crash might be the opening to a new classic rock opera!

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  2. granonine Jan 13, 2021 / 17:04

    Sequences! Could this ever really happen? I’m sure it could. Hope you’re being careful with your new broom, Keith 🙂

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  3. rochellewisoff Jan 13, 2021 / 19:32

    Dear Keith,

    At least the broom redeemed itself…well sort of. You gave me cause to chuckle. Thank you.



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  4. Dora Jan 13, 2021 / 19:32

    There goes his chance at the Golden Toilet Brush Award, I guess. 😀

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  5. msjadeli Jan 13, 2021 / 21:30

    Oh My! And his precious broom was injured! Such a fun story and froggie.

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  6. ceayr Jan 14, 2021 / 09:22

    Golden Toilet Brush Award.
    You couldn’t make this stuff up.
    Oh wait, you did!
    You deserve a clean sweep of this week’s prizes.

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  7. hilarymb Jan 14, 2021 / 12:45

    Hi Keith – clever take on the prompt … quite a dangerous situation could have evolved … stay dry – Hilary

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  8. bearmkwa Jan 14, 2021 / 15:06

    Sorry, brought a sick chuckle. Great story… About how my week has gone, too. Dropping, knocking over, and otherwise demolishing anything I come into contact with. If this keeps up, I’ll have to get new dishes.

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  9. Rowena Jan 14, 2021 / 15:23

    Very entertaining, Keith and I particularly loved the illustrations.
    I am a bit of a klutz at times, so I could well be the protagonist in this story.
    Best wishes,

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  10. Brenda's Thoughts Jan 14, 2021 / 23:35

    I suppose it was the broom’s fault. But, so sad, the loss of his precious broom. That is the worst! Entertaining story, Keith.

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  11. Dale Jan 14, 2021 / 23:54

    Oh the horror! That is one mega domino effect! Fun one, Keith. Well… not for the broom, but for us!

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  12. trentpmcd Jan 15, 2021 / 16:45

    Ooops. Maybe someone will write a hit song about it, like Deep Purple did about the night that an idiot with a flare gun destroyed all of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention’s gear… (if you ever heard the tune “Smoke on the Water”)

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  13. Inside the Mind of Isadora Jan 15, 2021 / 22:08

    I do hope they don’t take his award away for causing this sequence of a disaster.
    I had a bit of a snicker as I read the tumbling of it all. Fun tale, Keith.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Be Safe … Isadora 😎

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  14. pennygadd51 Jan 15, 2021 / 22:20

    Teehee! I hope your broom was insured. And, as for the golden toilet brush, well, there’s always next year… Hilarious, Keith!


  15. Nobbinmaug Jan 16, 2021 / 02:39

    Golden Toilet Brush Award. I’m not sure if that sounds prestigious or insulting. I am sure it’s hilarious.

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  16. draliman Jan 16, 2021 / 05:42

    Must’ve missed the lecture on cable entanglement at janitorial college. Fun 🙂

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  17. David Stewart Jan 17, 2021 / 23:14

    Just shows the difference in perspective. After all, you can replace all that equipment in a week; it takes time to break in a favorite broom. 🙂 Nice story.

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