A hundred words …

for Friday Fictioneers




I asked my mate what he thought of my homemade gingerbread men. 

“You can’t call them that,” he said, “they’re gingerbread people”.

“You’re right,” I said, “that’s not pc. Anyway, try one.”

I thought he’d jump at the chance, but no, he hesitated.

“What’s the problem?” I asked.

“Well, eating a person doesn’t seem right, I’d feel like a cannibal”.

“They’re biccies, not bodies!” I said.

He moved one closer to his mouth … then stopped.

“No, I can’t bite its head off”.

“Okay, try the dog-shaped one”

“What? You know I don’t eat animals, I’m a vegetarian!”

I gave up!


jennifers-bisquitsThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Jennifer Pendergast for the photo. 

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a-zTomorrow (Thursday) sees the start of the A-Z Challenge 2021. I will be posting a story every day except Sundays during April. I’ve chosen to write very short amusing pieces based on instruments and their musicians from Accordian to Zither!

64 thoughts on “A hundred words …

  1. Iain Kelly Mar 31, 2021 / 13:55

    Go on, live a little, see what it’s like to be a cannibal! Great fun. Good luck for the A-Z Keith, looking forward to the stories 🙂

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  2. Dale Mar 31, 2021 / 14:01

    You know what’s crazier than your story? That these people exist and walk amongst us!!
    Good luck with the challenge!

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  3. Sandee Mar 31, 2021 / 14:11

    I can see the objections, but I’ll have one. I don’t want you to give up. Well done.

    Have a fabulous day, Keith. 🙂

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  4. ceayr Mar 31, 2021 / 14:11

    Tell your daft mate to caw canny, Keith.
    We Scots don’t eat vegetables, we eat the things that eat vegetables.

    PS I didn’t know that gingerbread men were people too.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 1, 2021 / 15:29

      You Scots have got it about right then .

      PS That’s something you’ve learned today!


  5. ahtdoucette Mar 31, 2021 / 17:32

    LOL. You just can’t win with some people. Maybe next time try ginger shaped gingerbread cookies.

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  6. jenne49 Mar 31, 2021 / 18:17

    There’s always one, isn’t there? It’s a great wee story. (And good luck with the challenge!)

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  7. elmowrites Mar 31, 2021 / 20:35

    All the more for the rest of us! I love the moral objections of the friend.

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  8. notestowomen Mar 31, 2021 / 22:00

    Thanks for the entertaining take on the prompt, Keith. Poor guy. I guess he’s going to have to eat all those cookies by himself.

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  9. hilarymb Apr 1, 2021 / 09:04

    Hi John – more gingerbread biscuits for me! I’ll be around the A-Z – but not each and everyday! Congratulations on the theme … enjoy it – cheers Hilary

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      • hilarymb Apr 1, 2021 / 14:12

        Why did I call you John – probably because I was listening to some of John of One Hand Typing’s songs! Ah well … the brain can addle with the Sahara dust! … apologies … I’ll see you at B for bazooka? Cheers Hilary

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      • Keith's Ramblings Apr 1, 2021 / 14:56

        I’ve been called worse names Doris!!! Actually, it’s B for banjo!


  10. rochellewisoff Apr 1, 2021 / 22:47

    Dear Keith,

    I laughed out loud. I’d say he’s fighting a losing battle with that one.



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  11. GHLearner Apr 1, 2021 / 22:53

    Hehe, that was fun. I’m guilty of a little animism here and there myself sometimes. Just bake houses, clouds and cars next time…

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  12. subroto Apr 2, 2021 / 00:33

    Ha! H… I’d laugh but it seems that “GingerBread Gender Neutral Person” is an actual thing these days. Also why are they smiling? That’s discriminating against people who don’t identify as being happy. And they have two eyes which is being discriminatory again. I say eat the whole lot so that no one gets to protest. Except for the poor tummy.

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  13. draliman Apr 2, 2021 / 05:49

    You can’t call them gingerbread people if one is a dog. That’s dog-ist. Gingerbread entities. I’ve gone right off them now 🙂

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  14. plaridel Apr 2, 2021 / 06:23

    i suggest not to give up. keep pushing until he runs out of excuses. 🙂

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  15. Bear Apr 2, 2021 / 14:52

    Snorting laughter. This is hilarious. I have a veggan sis in law who won’t eat animal shaped cookies, either. Insane! they’re just cookies, but you can’t explain that to her.

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  16. Brenda's Thoughts Apr 3, 2021 / 00:35

    What can you do? Sometimes you just gotta give in. My son shied away from eating snowmen, so we only made trees, bells, and ornaments. =) Very cute story, Keith!

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  17. Woman walking Max Apr 4, 2021 / 17:44

    Surely Gingerbread People’s ambition is to be eaten. As the old song goes ‘Fish have gotta swim and birds have gotta fly..’

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