A drop of Rosey

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Keepsake.




When I popped round to my friend Rosey’s yesterday she was hanging a string of beads in the window so I asked her why and she said it was a keepsake which had been in her family for generations and it was to keep witches at bay at Halloween.

I asked if she honestly believed in witches and after pulling a few facial contortions she said she probably did, and told me that when the old lady from number seven with the long grey hair and pointy nose came round asking for some sugar the other day, her cats Fuzzybutt and Scruff looked very alarmed and stood with their tales in the air.

She said she knows it works because she’s used it for several years and has never had a witch knock on her door on Halloween night.

I reminded her she goes out Trick or Treating with some of the kids from her class, so she wouldn’t be at home if one did, and she said that witches don’t have to be in bed by nine o’clock like children.

By the way, when she joins the youngsters she always drapes herself in a bedsheet with holes in it for her eyes, hands and mouth, and when their victim requests a trick she produces a pack of cards, fans then face down and ask them to pick one which she correctly names as the Queen of Clubs which is not that clever as all of the cards are identical!

Anyway, I’ve got to dash because I need to sprinkle some weed killer on my doorstep because I’m told it keeps ghoulies away – what are you laughing at?




There are lots more stories about My Friend Rosey HERE!


0Thanks to GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting.


23 thoughts on “A drop of Rosey

  1. Frank Hubeny Oct 28, 2021 / 18:41

    Given what Rosey does on Halloween with that deck of cards I wonder if she might be a witch. Of course that “old lady from number seven with the long grey hair and pointy nose” might be one as well.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 29, 2021 / 12:02

      I sometimes think Rosey would like to be! She could even become that old lady one day. Cheers, Frank.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. clark Oct 28, 2021 / 20:23

    The most sought-after of Sixes: a story that is immediately engaging and causes the Reader to smile at the end.

    Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pat Brockett Oct 29, 2021 / 05:23

    A Halloween SSS for all ages, par excellence. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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

      Especially for those like Rosey who’ve never really grown up! Thanks Pat.


  4. hilarymb Oct 29, 2021 / 09:07

    Hi Keith – just enjoy the weekend … if you’re brave enough to venture out. Good for Rosey … cheers Hilary


  5. jenne49 Oct 29, 2021 / 21:30

    Excellent seasonal Rosey story, Keith, and I love her facial contortions in the photo. And I’m not laughing! At least, not at ther weedkiller on the step. A person can never be too careful where ghoulies are concerned! 😉

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  6. GirlieOnTheEdge Oct 30, 2021 / 00:49

    You know what I’m “laughing at”! Fun and entertaining story, Keith.
    Especially liked today’s reading. Could it be because all Halloween stories, scary or not, should be read out loud? 😀

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    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 31, 2021 / 15:00

      Laugh at your peril, Denise! I lost count of the number of times I tripped up while recording and had to start again, so I’m glad you found it worth it!

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