Sixty-six words

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Smuggle and the limit, just 66 words.



00Although Jack wasn’t the brightest schoolkid, he excelled in exams. 

Some cheated by smuggling in notes, but not Jack, he had a useful talent.

The clever kids wrote with one hand cupped around their answers, but by watching their pens bobbing about, Jack could make out what they were writing! 

We recently came equal-first in a pub quiz without knowing many answers. Jack has his uses!



25 thoughts on “Sixty-six words

  1. dorahak Dec 11, 2021 / 20:02

    A great talent has Master Jack! Is he just as good with fingers over keyboards? 🙂

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  2. jenne49 Dec 11, 2021 / 20:47

    That took me right back. We were taught to write like that with our left arm round the top of the page. Handy for both if you had a left-handed neighbour in class! Fun story, Keith.

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  3. Unishta Dec 11, 2021 / 22:43

    I remember some kids in our class had really ingenious ways of cheating in class. Some girls would scribble answers on their thighs and would look indignant when the teacher asked them to lift their skirt up …..

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  4. Na'ama Yehuda Dec 11, 2021 / 22:48

    Yep. That could come handy (sorry, had to!) in some other forums through life, too …
    Well done, you!

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  5. rochellewisoff Dec 12, 2021 / 11:56

    Dear Keith,

    That is a unique talent indeed. That should get him far in life. More’s the pity. 😉




    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 12, 2021 / 14:16

      From small acorns…! Hopefully, he didn’t go too far. Cheers, Rochelle.


  6. Sunra Rainz Dec 12, 2021 / 13:17

    What an unusual talent! A bit like lipreading. It wouldn’t help him in a game of Poker though! Wishing you a good Sunday, Keith 🙂

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  7. Bill Dec 12, 2021 / 18:19

    Well done, Keith. It is nice to have a skill to fall back on when one is not up to par. 🙂

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