One hundred words …

for Friday Fictioneers



‘Holy moly’ said the angel,  ‘what a mess. You cherubs will be the death of me, or someone else if they trip on that Lego you’ve abandoned everywhere. 

Imagine a poor soul earning a place in Paradise, making it all the way to the Golden Gate only to stumble on the Stairway to Heaven on your little plastic bricks. 

I mean, dying once is bad enough, but tripping up, falling down and dying again is not fair.

Oh, I don’t believe it, now look what the cat’s left on the mat!

Get this place cleared up before the Boss sees it’.


00000Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Jennifer Pendergast for the photo.

                                            Click Froggie to join in the fun!









Any resemblance to one of one of Edith Vonnegut’s paintings is purely coincidental!action-figures.jpg!Large (1)


68 thoughts on “One hundred words …

  1. Bear Nov 3, 2021 / 14:09

    Thanks for the chuckles. I can just picture the scene, too. 🙂 ❤ Have a great week!

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  2. neilmacdon Nov 3, 2021 / 14:24

    They may need to draft in some of those waiting in limbo to keep the place clean

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  3. Dale Nov 3, 2021 / 15:35

    Haha! Sort of comforting to know the cherubs are just as mischievous as the living children.
    Love your frog! How uncanny that you have accidentally (on purpose) been inspired by Edith’s image!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 3, 2021 / 17:54

      I’m sure they are, they’re only kids with wings after all! Are you accusing me of plagiarism? Okay, I copied it!

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      • Dale Nov 3, 2021 / 18:45

        That does make total sense. And no! I would never… 😇😇


  4. elmowrites Nov 3, 2021 / 15:35

    Ah, the joys of parenting! I have to wear shoes even indoors, but my husband definitely has his fair share of foot-spikings!

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  5. Ain Nov 3, 2021 / 16:28

    Ha! Suitably sardonic there….well-writen with a bite…

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  6. Anita Nov 3, 2021 / 16:35

    Who wants to die twice.
    We live only once and better to try to live clutter-free 🙂 Being a parent is tough! Imagine having to clear the place all the time!

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  7. Denise Nov 3, 2021 / 20:13

    My family room floor is always littered with legos. I love my little cherubs.

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  8. Michael Nov 3, 2021 / 20:38

    Pre Lego, I used cotton reels, they made great forts, which later kept the fire roaring, thanks for the memories

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  9. pennygadd51 Nov 3, 2021 / 20:38

    There are days when I wish my floor was scattered with Lego by the kids, but they’re all grown up and with kids of their own. And what the cats bring in is really not much consolation. A sigh and several smiles, Keith, for a good story.

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  10. Na'ama Yehuda Nov 3, 2021 / 21:05

    Yep. Making someone step on a left-out Lego should be seen as a cookie-denying offense. Also, best get it cleared up before the Boss comes home. 😉

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  11. Fandango Nov 3, 2021 / 22:00

    Funny, but I looked at the picture a bunch of times before reading your post but I didn’t notice what looks like cat poop until you mentioned it! 🤷🏻‍♂️

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  12. Brenda's Thoughts Nov 4, 2021 / 10:09

    A very cute story, Keith. Made me smile. I remember (many years ago) painfully stepping on my son’s Legos, hobbling away to fuss at him. Now, I wish for those days. 🙂

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  13. rochellewisoff Nov 4, 2021 / 11:42

    Dear Keith,

    How delightful to hear you read! And those Legos can be foot-defying weapons, can’t they? Fun story and need I say how creative your frogs are?



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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 4, 2021 / 14:42

      They can, in heaven or on earth! I had fun with my frogs this week, I’m chuffed you liked them, Rochelle!

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  14. GHLearner Nov 4, 2021 / 14:12

    Lego Shmego. I’m delighted to read that there are cats in heaven! Maybe I’d want to go there after all… (Great fun, great story, great frogs and I love the inspirational picture, too).

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  15. dhak Nov 4, 2021 / 16:18

    And this is heaven?! But I’m grinning from ear to ear! And the graphics are extra fun, Keith.

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  16. D. Avery @shiftnshake Nov 4, 2021 / 21:04

    There were kids in my house earlier this year. I am still finding sharp little legos embedded in the carpet. Ouch. Interesting to learn that the stairway to heaven is littered with legos as well.

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  17. Lorraine Nov 5, 2021 / 05:35

    Guess the line about legos on the stairway to heaven got edited out of the Led Zepplin song.

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  18. draliman Nov 5, 2021 / 13:50

    No, Mr Satan, sir, I was supposed to be in Heaven, honest, but there was this little plastic brick on the Stairs and I fell down here…

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  19. ahtdoucette Nov 9, 2021 / 23:40

    I feel a very anti-LEGO, anti-feline vibe from this post… Just kidding. Fun story!

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