A scattering of words …

for Friday Fictioneers



My dream’s come true, I’m going to be on television!

I always knew I’d make it. After all, I’ve got looks and personality. 

I considered being a weather-man, gesticulating in front of a map. ‘Severe storms for you northerners, ha-ha-ha!

Or a newsreader! ‘Breaking news, my glass just fell off the desk and smashed!’ 

I’d be a great game-show host. ‘That’s the wrong answer, looooser!’ 

I thought of acting, but why should someone as gifted as me pretend to be someone else?

Anyway, watch ‘Streetlife’ seven-thirty tonight – that’s me leaving the shop behind some guy that’s being interviewed in the mall!


tv-stationThanks to Rochelle for hosting and providing the photo.

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61 thoughts on “A scattering of words …

  1. Iain Kelly Jan 20, 2021 / 16:06

    There’s still something about managing to make it onto television, even for a brief moment! I like the sound of his game show host though! 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 20, 2021 / 17:00

      I auditioned for The Chase last year and made it through, but now because of the delays in production, I’m told I may not be on it after all! I prefer my presenter to Bradley anyway!

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      • Iain Kelly Jan 20, 2021 / 21:42

        That’s a shame, hope it can still happen! The first script I wrote for a TV show was due to be filmed last March… it may now happen in August this year, which means by the time it actually goes out on TV it will have been 2 years since I wrote the thing!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 20, 2021 / 17:27

      Indeed, a natural presenter if ever I saw one!

      Thanks for the clip, it’s so funny! I grew up with Benny Hill’s comedic innuendo! My favourite of his TV sketches has to be Ernie, the fastest milkman in the west! See what you think! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwa0vaR7slQ

      Thanks, Rochelle


  2. ceayr Jan 20, 2021 / 17:26

    I think you should replace ‘gesticulating’ with ‘testiculating’.
    This means waving your arms about while talking bollocks, and is usually accompanied by a photo of Boris.

    And don’t forget, even Brando had to start somewhere…

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 20, 2021 / 17:35

      I Ilke your suggestion, and your explanation!

      If he can win an Oscar, so can I….. win something!


  3. Dora Jan 20, 2021 / 18:22

    Photobombing …. Well, that’s one way to grab a spotlight for a while! 😀

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  4. relaxitsallwrite Jan 20, 2021 / 18:54

    Haha!! I would consider that my 15 minutes of fame as well. Side note: I think you would make an excellent, against the grain game show host. I’d watch you for sure!!

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  5. Eugenia Parrish Author Jan 20, 2021 / 22:06

    This reminded me so much of my stepson. He made up his mind he would be an actor. Are you taking classes? No. Have you got an agent? No. How are you going to be an actor? I’ll get discovered. This was before the internet and/or photo-bombing. Maybe he would have made it these days! A good story with character.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 21, 2021 / 10:06

      I have to admire his confidence. A ‘right time, right place’ situation! Thanks, Eugenia.


  6. msjadeli Jan 21, 2021 / 00:05

    lol Everybody gets their 15 minutes of fame, Andy Warhol said. Or was that .15 seconds?


    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 21, 2021 / 10:00

      That’s a very good point! A lot of top actors don’t even try, they just act the same person in every role – Michael Caine, Hugh Grant, Judy Dench etc etc etc!


  7. Sandra Jan 21, 2021 / 11:20

    Sometimes the people in the background have much more to offer that the people in the foreground.

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  8. James McEwan Jan 21, 2021 / 12:01

    That’s me, look Oh too late. I was stopped once in the street by a Tv reporter, who I recognised. I did not feature on his TV news report that evening – simply because I did not given the right answer to his debate – biased indeed.

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  9. Tessa Jan 21, 2021 / 12:20

    Great story. I once was interviewed for the local newspaper. They had a huge mascot that would wander around your yard and if you confronted him you won whatever money the pot happened to have. We won $400 for our upcoming trip after my husband who spotted “Spot” wandering around in our yard confronted him and came and got me out of bed. We had our picture taken and our 15 minutes or so of fame LOL!

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      • Tessa Jan 23, 2021 / 01:37

        That was a stroke of luck and thankfully my husband went out to see who was wandering through our yard. You had to confront them to win.

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  10. pennygadd51 Jan 21, 2021 / 12:40

    Entertaining as ever, Keith! Mind you, as a game show host Anne Robinson beat you to it with Weakest Link!

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  11. liz young Jan 21, 2021 / 17:06

    Clever story! I was on tv once, in the New Forest about 35 years ago, where I’d gone in pursuit of my runaway son. As it was only local tv, none of my friends saw it, so my moment of fame was lost for eternity!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 22, 2021 / 14:24

      Oh dear, I trust you found him. Shame you couldn’t record telly back then!


  12. draliman Jan 22, 2021 / 06:45

    Yes, he certainly has “personality”! Still, he made it onto TV 🙂

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  13. larry trasciatti Jan 22, 2021 / 16:01

    Twas only a very brief moment but It’s something anyone would be happy about. It’s like the way I sort of get to say hello to Peter Noone on Facebook.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Nobbinmaug Jan 22, 2021 / 22:36

    Congratulations on your success. This will definitely lead to big things, big things.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Michael Humphris Jan 22, 2021 / 23:22

    You made me smile, Ten seconds of fame. At least he did not turn and shout obscenity’s at the camera.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Tannille Jan 23, 2021 / 04:28

    I would enjoy a presenter like that. Amusing. Such hidden talent.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Bear Jan 24, 2021 / 14:19

    Chuckling on that one. Everyone has their few seconds of fame somewhere. Great story! 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  18. thehermitcreative Jan 25, 2021 / 19:13

    The “King” of News! This made me smile. Great take on the prompt. What fun…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 26, 2021 / 15:44

      It’ll be all over the papers tomoow – ‘Keith spotted out shopping’!


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