A short story …

for Friday Fictioneers


They were standing outside the gaping doorway.

‘Is this right?’ asked Mike. ‘She calls her new apartment a piece of paradise. This is hardly the Golden Gate!’

‘It’s the address on the invitation’ said Mitch.

‘The stairway to heaven’s supposed to be paved with gold’ chuckled Mike.

‘Mixed metaphor, mate!’

‘What? I’m the king of metaphors, Metafive some call me!’


Venturing inside, they started climbing.

‘The song says there’re four steps to heaven, not fifty-four’.

‘No Mike, three steps’.

Are you questioning my song knowledge? I’m known as the Musical Mastermind. Anyway, let’s knock-knock-knock on heaven’s door!

‘Welcome,’ said Angela. 

‘Halo’, said Mitch.

mailboxesThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Roger Bultot for the picture.

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71 thoughts on “A short story …

  1. Sandee Mar 3, 2021 / 16:21

    I love your wordplay. Well done as always.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. 🙂

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  2. ceayr Mar 3, 2021 / 17:01

    I’m not sure how many groans this deserves, so just help yourself to a handful or three!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. rochellewisoff Mar 3, 2021 / 22:44

    Dear Keith,

    You crack me up…nothing more fun than a pun or musical wordplay. Fun stuff.



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  4. Natasha Mar 4, 2021 / 07:25

    Whatta cutesy, spunky tale this!
    🙂 Aww think I should get back to #FF. Will be my redemption…:)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Tannille Mar 4, 2021 / 07:34

    A strangely realistic conversation. Bet they found “heaven is a place on earth”.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Marja Mar 5, 2021 / 07:24

    Haha Love it very original Love especially the referral to the songs and of course meta five

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  7. pennygadd51 Mar 6, 2021 / 16:07

    What a fun take on the prompt. I love that you’ve called their hostess Angela!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Patricia Clair Mar 7, 2021 / 18:20

    Love the wordplay, especially “metafive”! Nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sascha Darlington Mar 12, 2021 / 22:18

    This was a lot of fun…I wondered what would have happened if Led Zeppelin had been the theme, of course it ended with Bob Dylan. After reading your theme for A to Z, it’s in my brain! 🙂

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