A short story

for Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt.



“There are going to be lots of shooting stars tonight,” said Mazie Crilly, “apparently, you can catch them”.

Here we go again I thought. Another of her ridiculous ideas!

“Who told you that?” I asked.

“Let me think,” she said. “Oh yes, Cerry Pomo”.


“You know, he sang a song about it, Catch a falling star and…”

“You mean Perry Como”.

“That’s what I said,” she said. She didn’t!

“I’m going out after dark with my butterfly net. It’ll be fun” 


Last night when the dog took me for a walk in the pouring rain, I walked past Mazie’s house and guess what, there were three or four stars hovering above her roof!

I saw Mazie Crilly this morning. “If it’s not  Dead Fright,” she said.

“It’s not,” I replied, “I’m Fred Dwight”.

“That’s what I said,” she said. She didn’t!

She told me he’s catching a rainbow next.

“You really can’t do that,” I told her.

“Well, how come Pelvis Essly sang about having a pocketful?” she replied!

Actually, nothing would surprise me where Crazie Milly is concerned anymore!.




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Prompt image credit; Tasos Mansour Unsplash

16 thoughts on “A short story

  1. Sadje May 9, 2022 / 15:28

    Very entertaining story Keith. Thanks a lot for joining in

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings May 9, 2022 / 17:07

      I’m so pleased you enjoyed it, Natasha. I’m just back from visiting your place; a delightful read.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Natasha May 18, 2022 / 07:04

        I’m bouncing over to yours again now, Keith. 🙂


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