A little bit of nonsense

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Restore.



I love this antiques market, hey look at that, over there, I’m sure you could restore it to its former glory, improve it even.

No problemo, I could reposition that, add some detail there, maybe even move those to the top then I’ll try getting rid of them…

No no, not…

… and when it’s done I could paint that bit red and that part green, even add a touch of blue but keep the side as it is unless you’d rather I …

No, listen, not that one, the one to the left of it!

Oh, that one, silly me, well I could attach a bit under there, take off that thing, possibly move that from there to here and….



Thanks to GirleOnTheEdge for hosting.


37 thoughts on “A little bit of nonsense

  1. Frank Hubeny Nov 4, 2021 / 00:04

    Nothing like improving an antique beyond recognition. Although I think I have seen art works made from pieces of old tables and chairs altered beyond recognition.

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  2. Christine Goodnough Nov 4, 2021 / 00:39

    That’s just what I do when I find a picture I like. I plan on all those changes before I start painting. Granted, some of the changes don’t work out so well, but hey… Have fun restoring the antiques. 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 4, 2021 / 13:41

      I’m a bit like that when writing. Think of a story when given a prompt then find a way to change it in order to be different from the rest! Like you say, it doesn’t always work!

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  3. Chris Hall Nov 4, 2021 / 15:12

    This made me smile, Keith! Love the two voices, the ‘posh’ one rather reminded me of Brian Sewell. 🙂


  4. GirlieOnTheEdge Nov 4, 2021 / 17:48

    At the end of the day, I believe your potential customer was ready to bolt and run in the other direction from the “restoration character”, lol
    Call me a traditionalist, but restoration in my mind doesn’t involve too many “extras” 🙂
    Enjoyed audio and written, Keith!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 5, 2021 / 11:37

      I’m with you on restoration in fact I quite like the ‘distressed’ look! Pleased you enjoyed it, Denise.

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  5. jenne49 Nov 4, 2021 / 22:56

    A great characterisation of someone who’s over-helpful – and doesn’t listen. I could see him clearly – but, I’m just thinking – why do I assume it was a ‘him’? Hm…

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 5, 2021 / 11:32

      Thanks, Jenne, it does sound a bit more himie than herie! He’s certainly enthusiastic.


  6. Doug Jacquier Nov 5, 2021 / 02:34

    Very amusing, Keith. The kind of character that would bulldoze the trees to get a better view. 😉

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  7. clark Nov 5, 2021 / 20:21

    surely, if we are to ponder the ever constant (if not always obvious) internal drive to change and improve, there is nothing like an antique store or flea market to become aware of it
    fun SIx

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 6, 2021 / 16:35

      Absolutely, they act as reminders that some things have not been improved by change.


  8. The Atomic Mage Nov 6, 2021 / 08:59

    Good one, keith. I have the idea our little tinkerer would tinker so much there would be nothing left original to tinker with!

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  9. Liz H Nov 6, 2021 / 15:46

    Easier to imagine than to pull out the power tools!
    I’m all for that.

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  10. ceayr Nov 6, 2021 / 20:53

    Some folk just can’t leave well alone.
    Where’s Rosey when you need her?

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 7, 2021 / 17:35

      Don’t encourage her for goodness sake, I can just imagine the mess she’d make!


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