Five score words …

for Friday Fictioneers.




ROSEY LARGE BWOne Winter’s day my friend Rosey was in the park with some kids enjoying a snowball fight. 

Wig-wearing priest the Reverend Roger Cross, known to the kids of the choir as The Old Rug-head Cross, was passing by with his little dog, Pontius Poodle.

Unfortunately, one of Rosey’s missiles went astray hitting the Rev on the back of his head and tilting his toupee. Rosey scampered off and hid behind a tree!

The irate vicar spun round to face the children, adjusted his hairpiece and spluttered a profanity!

Then he gazed heaven-ward, whispered a few penitential words and tottered off.


jen-pendergast-1Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Jennifer Pendergast for the picture.

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Talking of ‘The Old Rug-head Cross’, I found this recording and thought I’d share it with you!

53 thoughts on “Five score words …

  1. msjadeli Aug 4, 2021 / 17:12

    I laughed until I coughed on that one, Keith. You wrote that just right. Rosey does get up to her antics doesn’t she. I love the priest’s dog’s name and also how the priest toddled off.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 5, 2021 / 10:24

      Oh dear, hope you’ve recovered! I can always rely on Rosey! I’m really pleased you enjoyed it, Lisa.

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  2. Ain Starlingsson Aug 4, 2021 / 19:14

    So funny, well described, great literary style!

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  3. Michael Aug 4, 2021 / 20:45

    This made me smile, Rosey aim, made for a fine story

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  4. Sandra Aug 5, 2021 / 10:51

    Old Rughead Cross … 🙂 That will keep me going for a day or two.

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  5. James McEwan Aug 5, 2021 / 10:59

    You made me laugh here, because there are a few reverends I would love to pelt with snowballs.

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  6. GHLearner Aug 5, 2021 / 11:00

    This was so vividly described, I could see it like a movie. Rosie just has the ability to make me laugh and laugh… love the name of the poodle, too.

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  7. rochellewisoff Aug 5, 2021 / 16:36

    Dear Keith,

    I love “Old Rugged Cross” and “Pontious Poodle.” Brilliantly funny. Rosey is something, isn’t she? 😉



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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 5, 2021 / 17:55

      Thanks, Rochelle. Rosey certainly is something, but quite what I’m not entirely sure!


  8. pennygadd51 Aug 5, 2021 / 22:12

    Oh, that had me laughing out loud, Keith! The poodle’s name is great.
    A true story. A clergyman in Plymouth had a cat; he named him Magnificat. Even better, they made the clergyman a bishop, whereupon he gave his cat a surname. He became Magnificat Episcopus.

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  9. draliman Aug 6, 2021 / 08:23

    Naughty Rosey! Love the dog’s name and this week’s frog graphic 🙂

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  10. elmowrites Aug 6, 2021 / 14:58

    Love the pun in the nickname – I bet the kids were pleased with that one!

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  11. jenne49 Aug 6, 2021 / 23:13

    ‘The Old Rug-head Cross’ caused me to laugh out loud. I love the mischief that always follows Rosey. And talking of following, the Rev’s dog, Pontius Poodle. Sheer perfection!

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  12. Laurie Bell Aug 8, 2021 / 00:42

    Hahaha what a great little tale! Mischievous scamps and the grumpy priest. Lots of giggles in this one.

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  13. subroto Aug 8, 2021 / 13:10

    Ha! Ha! Loved the names. Also the priest’s swearing and quick request for forgiveness.

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  14. granonine Aug 9, 2021 / 16:53

    Naughty Rosey 🙂 always provokes a smile.


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