A short story …

for Friday Fictioneers




Opening a French-themed bistro called Unbaguettable on a major motorway was a bad idea, people wanted fast food, not snails!

Things went badly, he should have seen the writing on the wall.  But no, Peter, or Pierre as he likes to be known, was certain that in time it would be a success.

The French accent he adopted gave people the crêpes and the menu was unreadable so it was only a matter of time before il a fermé!

He’s thinking of relaunching as an Italian trattoria called Foccalicious, hoping people won’t drive past-a!

Best of luck with that Pedro!


kananaskis-cafe Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Carole Erdman-Grant for the picture.

Click Froggie to join in the fun.




I’m heading up North on Thursday to attend a concert by the André  Rieu Orchestra and won’t be back until late Friday, so I may not have a chance to visit your blog until the weekend, but don’t think I’ve forgotten you!

55 thoughts on “A short story …

  1. Christine Goodnough Apr 20, 2022 / 13:30

    The photo itself is intriguing: a graffiti artist’s dream! Your graphics are delightful as always. Location is everything; Peter’s restaurant names would appeal to tourists in an allée de Paris. I like Foccalicious — go for it Pedro! But over here when we hear Pedro we think of enchiladas. 🙂

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  2. rochellewisoff Apr 20, 2022 / 14:06

    Dear Keith,

    What a delightful stop for hot-crossed puns. I enjoyed coming along for the read. Well done.



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  3. Sadje Apr 20, 2022 / 14:08

    Haha! Love the world play.


  4. Suzette Benjamin Apr 20, 2022 / 14:29

    Awesome…I would certainly drive past-a place called “Foccalicious!” Great story. You are the master of the pun.


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 20, 2022 / 17:19

      Thanks, Denise, I’ve been wanting to see him for years! My 3 kids have paid for the train journey, hotel and the concert ticket!


  5. Fandango Apr 20, 2022 / 19:09

    A very punny post, Keith, with an international flair. We’ll done.


  6. Michael Apr 20, 2022 / 20:34

    I felt for Pedro, life is going to be hard boiled for him

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  7. Bill Apr 21, 2022 / 16:27

    Well done. While determination is admirable, stubborn foolishness only works in your stories, Keith.

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  8. Margaret Apr 22, 2022 / 03:34

    Ha! Lots of fun. Peter should give up the restaurant business and become a writer.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 23, 2022 / 13:46

      …now that’s a thought ,but with a pen not a can of spray paint! Thanks, Margaret.


  9. Patricia Clair Apr 22, 2022 / 05:22

    Rats, I would have loved to visit Unbaguettable! Thoroughly enjoyed this.

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  10. pennygadd51 Apr 23, 2022 / 09:42

    So many polyglottal puns! You had me grinning from unbaguettable all the way to Pedro. Wonderful story, Keith!

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  11. Nobbinmaug Apr 24, 2022 / 18:24

    This line was awesome. “The French accent he adopted gave people the crêpes” The rest of the story is good as well, but that line got me.


  12. GHLearner Apr 26, 2022 / 16:49

    This was SO much fun, wonderful. I think I would have stopped at the Unbaguettable…

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Tessa Apr 29, 2022 / 21:52

    I loved all the food references, especially crepes for creeps.

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