A sixty-second story

for Sadje’s What Do You See? picture prompt.


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‘What should one do before one dies?’

 ‘Well, I do a bit of research, check out who’s cheapest’.

‘Not buy, die!’

‘Oh, silly me! I always make sure I have some tissues to hand…’

‘Not cry, die!’

‘I misheard you. I drop off my baggage, go through passport control ….’

‘Listen, I said before you die not before you fly!’

‘Then you should speak up, not whisper!’


‘So, I always rehearse what to say and make sure it sounds convincing’.

‘Not lie, die, die, die!’

 ‘I beg your pardon? That’s not a very nice thing to say to your best friend!’

‘For the last time, what are you going to do before you die?’

 ‘No need to shout, I heard you the first time. Right, top of the list, get a hearing aid’..




40 thoughts on “A sixty-second story

  1. Sadje Feb 7, 2022 / 14:23

    Oh my God! This is so hilarious Keith. Thanks for this absolutely wonderful post.

    Liked by 1 person

      • Sadje Feb 7, 2022 / 15:20

        It wasn’t meant to be taken seriously by everyone. You do you so well. I


  2. ladysighs Feb 7, 2022 / 14:33

    Enjoyed! Very convincing!

    (I was getting a bit irritated with you too!) 😉


  3. Natasha Feb 8, 2022 / 06:36

    This is soooo funny, Keith. Rolling on the floor laughing. ;-))

    Liked by 1 person

  4. parikhit Feb 8, 2022 / 12:22

    Who knows the person was feigning ignorance from the very first moment, doesn’t want to think about dying but dyeing his or her orange and red! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Feb 9, 2022 / 16:51

      I had a feeling most would take the deep and meaningful route, so I decided to go against the grain! I’m so pleased you liked it.


  5. Mason Bushell Feb 9, 2022 / 14:56

    Oh, that’s brilliantly funny! Well done, Keith!
    My dad has hearing aids and he still gets half the words you say wrong!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Lamittan Minsah Feb 9, 2022 / 15:29

    This is dense and humorous. You tickled my funny bone, Keith. But sure, you didn’t mean lie, nor fly, nor cry… you meant to do a little research! Haha. I love this.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Zelda Winter Feb 9, 2022 / 20:14

    Amusing, Yes! 🙂


  8. KL Caley Feb 14, 2022 / 06:07

    Haha – hilarious entry. A bit of light relief amongst some of the more serious posts on this subject.
    Well done. KL ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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