A tiny tale …

for Friday Fictioneers111


0My friend Rosey’s fellow flat-dwellers are a competitive lot, especially with their annual ‘light up your balcony’ event.  This Christmas, Rosey was determined hers would outshine the rest!

She proudly showed me the elaborate wiring system she’d created to power her mass of lights.  Actually, it was a bit of a tangled mess!

At eight o’clock, Fred from flat-four stood down in the street, wearing his Santa-suit. 

‘Five-four-three-two-one … happy Christmas!’ he yelled.

A massive cheer went up as all the balconies came alive – except Rosey’s!  She flicked the switch … on-off-on-off … BANG!  

Suddenly, the entire building was plunged into darkness!

Embarrassing or what?


rear-view-plazaThanks to Rochelle for hosting and providing the picture.

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My friend Rosey has asked me to wish you all an  ‘appy slappy Crimbo (her words, not mine) and thanks you for reading the stories I’ve been telling you about her over the past 12 years, even though she insists they are ficticious – well, mostly!

49 thoughts on “A tiny tale …

  1. Denise Dec 22, 2021 / 17:23

    I have two neighbors who obviously tried to outdo each other with the lights. Looks like a freaking runway out there!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Michael Dec 22, 2021 / 22:51

    Better luck next year Rosey. I hope you have a good Christmas Keith

    Liked by 1 person

  3. msjadeli Dec 23, 2021 / 04:46

    Such a fun and lively tale, Keith. Rosie will never run out of stories to tell. Happy Holidays. I’ve enjoyed your stories over 2021 and look forward to what you cook up for 2022.

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  4. Shiju Sugunan Dec 23, 2021 / 10:49

    It’s like someone saying bomb in a rock, paper, scissor game. Have a Merry Christmas!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. James McEwan Dec 23, 2021 / 11:39

    Yep, looks like Rosey had help from my son-in-law. He gave up and bought a new set of Christmas lights. Merry Christmas to you and your kin.

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  6. rochellewisoff Dec 23, 2021 / 13:19

    Oh dear, Keith! Is this a true Rosey story or a made up one? Hard to tell sometimes. Made me smile. I’m snagging “merry Croakmas.” Loved it.

    Shalom and Happy Christmas to you and yours,



    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 23, 2021 / 14:12

      Just between you and me, I made it up – please don’t tell anyone!

      I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Rochelle.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Dale Dec 23, 2021 / 16:10

    I have to say I was expecting this to happen! She wouldn’t be Rosey if it didn’t!


  8. GHLearner Dec 23, 2021 / 22:22

    Hehehe, this did not come entirely unexpected, it’s so Rosey. Please keep writing about her, she’s such a gem.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Bill Dec 23, 2021 / 23:59

    I was worried that someone would be harmed. Well done, Keith. But shocking.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Brenda's Thoughts Dec 24, 2021 / 04:31

    Oh dear, poor Rosey. I hope the electricity is recovered before Christmas. I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday, Keith!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 24, 2021 / 17:26

      I’m sure her friends and neighbours came to the rescue, they are quite used to her antics by now!


  11. Christine Goodnough Dec 24, 2021 / 05:33

    I’m afraid poor Rosey will be getting another shock when the Management sends her the repair bill, including overtime. Have a great Christmas and don’t let her plug anything in at your place.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Sandra Dec 24, 2021 / 10:28

    It won’t be the first christmas display to end in disaster – for others. Merry Christmas, Keith.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. draliman Dec 25, 2021 / 07:43

    The phrases “Rosey” and “elaborate wiring system” just don’t bode well 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Tannille Dec 27, 2021 / 04:04

    Oops… Someone isn’t getting invited in for Christmas drinks…

    Liked by 1 person

  15. jillyfunnell Dec 28, 2021 / 13:22

    How embarrassing to be the one who’s caused that. I think she should brace herself for a supplementary service charge that she’ll be paying off until next Christmas at least.


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