A flash of fiction …

for Friday Fictioneers




I work in a soulless office performing mind-numbing chores. My colleagues think I’m boring. Little do they know that come nightfall I swap clerking for twerking!

How do I look? Lipstick’s perfect. My bouffant? Another swoosh of hairspray I think. Off with my cardigan and slippers, on with my slinky dress and highest heels.  I’m on my way!

My favourite club. The noise, the lights, the people! Look, there’s handsome Rob from work chatting up Sally from accounts. Called me dreary yesterday. What’ll he make of me now? Move over gall, I’m coming!

I need a pee first.  I must remember to use the lady’s room not the men’s!


trish-nankivells-rollThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Trish Nankivell for the picture.

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73 thoughts on “A flash of fiction …

  1. rochellewisoff Feb 3, 2021 / 14:04

    Dear Keith,

    I’m glad I set my coffee down before I read this. You made me laugh out loud. Stellar use of the prompt.



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    • Keith's Ramblings Feb 3, 2021 / 15:45

      I’m pleased you did – put down your coffee, and laugh! This has to be one of the strangest prompts you’ve provided us with!


  2. Tannille Feb 3, 2021 / 14:16

    After all that twerking one does need the bathroom! Great take on the prompt.

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  3. Sandee Feb 3, 2021 / 16:07

    I love your sense of humor and you write so very well. Such a fun read. I was there.

    Have a fabulous day, Keith. 🙂

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  4. msjadeli Feb 3, 2021 / 17:57

    As John Lennon sings, “Whatever gets you through the night.” Such an entertaining tale, Keith.

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  5. ceayr Feb 3, 2021 / 18:00

    Oh thanks a bundle, old chap, that’s an image I’ll never unsee!

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  6. relaxitsallwrite Feb 3, 2021 / 18:45

    Laughed out loud at, “I swap clerking for twerking!” …then read to the end. Omg so good! Loved the “twist” 🙂

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  7. plaridel Feb 3, 2021 / 23:55

    when nature calls, one can’t really hide his true identity. 🙂

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      • larry trasciatti Feb 4, 2021 / 19:06

        That’s what I thought. Hey, I picked up on it right away but somehow wasn’t a 100% Positive

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  8. elmowrites Feb 4, 2021 / 17:25

    So many great lines in this one, Keith! And I love the fact that your character’s reaction to seeing people they know is to approach, not shy away.

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  9. Russell Gayer Feb 4, 2021 / 20:22

    Excellent piece, Keith. I think he’s going to have some fun with those co-workers before the night is over.

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  10. James McEwan Feb 5, 2021 / 09:43

    There is nothing like a double life to spark up a boring office.
    Having to remember which toilet to use made me laugh out loud.
    The CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) in Glasgow have designated their toilets
    Gender Free.
    Now I was confused; a woman walked into the Gents (Sorry, Gender Free with Urinals).
    I mean what do you say?

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  11. draliman Feb 5, 2021 / 16:02

    Yes, careful about your choice of toilets, wouldn’t want to spoil the illusion!

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  12. Brenda's Thoughts Feb 5, 2021 / 22:06

    Very entertaining tale, especially given the strange prompt (haha). It was a difficult one for me. Have a happy weekend, Keith!

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  13. Inside the Mind of Isadora Feb 6, 2021 / 18:59

    Indeed, a fun little tale this week, Keith.
    It’s all in the shoes. You’ve got to have the right shoe.
    A very enjoyable write and a great use of the prompt.
    Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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  14. Woman walking Max Feb 8, 2021 / 14:04

    Wow Keith – how inventive of you. Great. word pictures, prompted my curiosity about what happened next !

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  15. Michael Humphris Feb 8, 2021 / 20:57

    You took me back 50 years, well done.

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  16. ahtdoucette Feb 8, 2021 / 23:13

    I love this story so much! I hope they have a fun and fabulous time. I had fun reading!

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