A short story …

for Friday Fictioneers


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You’re the cream in my coffee, the sugar in my tea, the icing on my bun, 

Awww, you’re so romantic. 

You’re the one that I want, the one that I need, the one that I love.

My heart’s all a-flutter!

You’re a light in the dark, the light of my life, you’d be my cigarette lighter if I smoked!

Stop it, you’re making me blush. Do carry on!

You’re the pepper in my pot, the salt in my cellar … the ketchup on my sausage!

I beg your pardon!

Take my hand, we’re going out for a romantic meal.


But of course!.





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A great big thank you to Rochelle for hosting and offering us one of her lovely paintings as this week’s prompt.


69 thoughts on “A short story …

  1. Ain Starlingsson Oct 20, 2021 / 14:08

    Ah well…he tried, and Mc Donalds the most romantic place in town, surely, for such romance…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. rochellewisoff Oct 20, 2021 / 14:41

    Dear Keith,

    Talk about a cheap date. I tell my husband MacDonald’s doesn’t exist in my world. 😉 Cute and entertaining as always. 😀



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    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 21, 2021 / 11:12

      I’ve not visited one for years, alone or with company! Thanks so much, Rochelle.


  3. GHLearner Oct 20, 2021 / 15:16

    What a romantic soul this is. Making McDonalds romantic is high art. What fun, and I also adore the pepper frogs.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Christine Goodnough Oct 20, 2021 / 15:20

    Good thing he had MacDonalds in mind. The” soy sauce on my rice” or “the Alfredo on my pasta” would have been just too mushy. 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  5. michael1148humphris Oct 20, 2021 / 16:17

    Loved the take of Rochelle’s prompt, and smiled at the last line.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Dale Oct 20, 2021 / 16:31

    Hahahaha! Now, I visualise them as being closer to 15 than 25 (gosh, I hope so…)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Na'ama Yehuda Oct 21, 2021 / 01:02

    Well, to each their romance … 😉 This was fun (even if only from … um .. afar …) 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  8. James McEwan Oct 21, 2021 / 12:06

    No expense spared for this saucy chap. I hope he found the best table, next to the window with a view of the car park

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  9. Bill Oct 21, 2021 / 14:54

    Oh, dear, Keith. You are such a heart breaker. Of course, charming with your special touch, as always.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. granonine Oct 21, 2021 / 15:56

    I love it when you get all romantic. Who wouldn’t want to be the pepper in his pot 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. plaridel Oct 22, 2021 / 05:33

    it looks like she fell for it. i don’t think she’d mind even if she pays. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. draliman Oct 22, 2021 / 13:44

    He was getting a bit carried away with “the ketchup on my sausage” 🙂

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  13. Rowena Oct 22, 2021 / 15:15

    Great story, Keith and I love all the froggies. You’re multi-talented.
    My 15 year daughter is now working at McDonalds. I went by to pick her up after closing the other night and the place looked abandoned. No cars in the carpark. She wasn’t answering her phone. It was like she’d vanished. I waited about 20 minutes. Peered through the door and saw nothing. Spooked, I went home to heck she wasn’t there. Nothing. So, I called up and got quite a surprise when someone answered and sure enough she was still there. Phew! Back I went.
    If you want to be the ultimate Donald’s cheapskate…staff members on closing get to take home leftover food. That takes cheap to a new level!
    Best wishes,


    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 23, 2021 / 12:08

      Rowena, thanks so much for your generous words, I do enjoy a bit of Froggie fun!

      I can’t imagine what that felt like, what a relief it must have been when you located her. Even I’d eat leftover burgers if they were going free!


  14. msjadeli Oct 22, 2021 / 18:04

    Whatever works, I guess! Funny story and graphics, Keith. Gave me a smile.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. pennygadd51 Oct 22, 2021 / 19:32

    Big smile from me, Keith! I liked the unwary ketchup on his sausage – that made me snort!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Brenda's Thoughts Oct 22, 2021 / 20:50

    Aw, so cute. To each his own I say. As long as they enjoy being together that’s all that matters. =)

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    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 23, 2021 / 12:29

      That’s what I say too, especially if it’s cheap and cheerful! Thanks, Michael.


  17. Lorraine Oct 24, 2021 / 04:47

    You had me, until that ketchup on the sausage! But then again at McD’s everything goes better with ketchup.

    Liked by 1 person

      • Lorraine Oct 27, 2021 / 05:49

        Yes, the story needed an explanation; which happens to be more than 100 words!


  18. Dora Oct 24, 2021 / 20:26

    *Laughing with tears running down* Love and pepper in the air, indeed.These two lovebirds deserve their own comedy show. Or at least an exclusive booth in McDonald’s!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Michael B. Fishman Oct 25, 2021 / 12:47

    ‘You deserve a break today…’ Fun story and I liked this line a lot: “you’d be my cigarette lighter if I smoked!”

    Liked by 1 person

  20. ahtdoucette Oct 25, 2021 / 14:27

    LOL. Ketchup on sausage. yeah that is where I draw the line. Fun story as ever!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Woman walking Max Oct 27, 2021 / 11:10

    Delightful, your ‘lyric’ made me smile, a twist on all those 1930’s musical theatre song plus ketchup.

    Liked by 1 person

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