A hundred words …

for Friday Fictioneers

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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!

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

Click Froggie to join in the fun!

 

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74 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.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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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,
    Rowena

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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!

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  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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