She’s back …

for Friday Fictioneers.





62066ccd_oI was in the kid’s section of the library when my friend Rosey strolled around the corner.  She asked what I was after.  ‘Dahl books’, I said.

Ever helpful, she suggested I try the science section because those books are really dull.

‘No, books by Roald Dahl,’ I said.

She said her favourite of his is The Twit! Can’t think why!

She wanted a book on French Cuisine. ‘Look in the Quizzing section,’ I said.  She thought for a moment, pulled a face then punched my shoulder!

I’ve just had a text inviting me round to try her ‘cockinavan’.  I can’t wait! 



childrens-library-ted-strutzThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Ted Strutz for the picture.

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There are lots more Rosey stories here –


57 thoughts on “She’s back …

  1. larry trasciatti Jan 19, 2022 / 16:53

    Nice way with words. Having never before heard of “the Twits’, I looked it up. It has even been made into a movie.

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  2. msjadeli Jan 19, 2022 / 17:56

    You had me laughing again, Keith. Roald Dahl and his sidekick, Quentin Blake, two of my favorite children’s books creators.

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  3. Bill Jan 19, 2022 / 22:32

    Keith, the ever clever friend of rocking Rosie, plays the best game with words. Well done, Sir.


  4. pennygadd51 Jan 20, 2022 / 12:26

    Fun word play, Keith – I love your Rosey stories. I wouldn’t mind trying some Cockinavan!

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      • pennygadd51 Jan 20, 2022 / 14:18

        Being as I’m doing dry January, anything with the word ‘vin’ makes me salivate!


  5. Anita Jan 20, 2022 / 17:08

    Interesting play of words!
    Not a ‘Dahl’ moment!


  6. rochellewisoff Jan 20, 2022 / 22:57

    Dear Keith,

    Rosey always leaves us smiling. I have to say that this wouldn’t have been nearly as effective if you hadn’t recorded it. Love it.




    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 21, 2022 / 15:14

      Me too Rochelle! I’m a fairly recent convert to recording my stories and I did it as a result of listening to your audios and a couple of others. It brings an extra dimension to the written piece.


  7. James McEwan Jan 21, 2022 / 11:32

    Lots of fun here, although I am not sure that Rosey has used her French Cooking book, I wonder what she is up to. Enjoy your meal on wheels (in the van).

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 21, 2022 / 15:17

      I think he found the French dishes too difficult to understand let alone pronounce! Hopefully, I’ll get chicken in wine not a meal on wheels!

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  8. Inside the Mind of Isadora Jan 21, 2022 / 15:24

    A whimsical write that always seems to include Rosey. She’s a fun gal.
    I enjoyed your reading of the story. Mmmm … I understood you perfectly.
    You have a very nice accent. Have a wonderful weekend …
    Isadora 😎


  9. draliman Jan 21, 2022 / 16:49

    That can’t end well. Disaster in the kitchen 🙂


  10. plaridel Jan 21, 2022 / 17:14

    simply not a ‘dahl’ story. truly enjoyed it. 🙂


  11. granonine Jan 21, 2022 / 17:41

    Rosie is always fun, and your word play really hit the mark 🙂


  12. mjlstories Jan 21, 2022 / 19:31

    How did you know we’re cooking up dahl and rice for dinner? I love quizzing too!!


  13. GHLearner Jan 22, 2022 / 14:49

    Ouch, the puns! That was great fun, and Rosey as animated gif, no less. 🙂


  14. ahtdoucette Jan 25, 2022 / 17:42

    Never a “dahl” moment, indeed. I am not going to comment on that last joke though, except to say yummy chicken dinner, I hope? Always fun time when I drop by.


  15. Eugenia Parrish Author Jan 29, 2022 / 19:44

    I thought sure she’d send you to the craft section to learn how to make a doll! I loved this!


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