One hundred words …

for Friday Fictioneers.



On my way to my girl’s place, I walked past the flower truck as the guy was packing up. He offered me some cut-priced cut flowers. Being a romantic I could hardly say no. They were almost dead, but it’s the thought that counts.

“Thanks a bunch”, she said, she loves a pun!

“I really lilac you,” I said, “We’re blossom buddies, I love you a lily more each daisy, our tulips should kiss”.

We leaned towards each other, puckering up … then she sneezed in my face!  Wretched pollen.

Fortunately, she doesn’t mind dead flowers ‘cos she believes in reincarnation!


floral-truckThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Jan Wayne Fields for the photo.


Click Froggie to join in the fun!




48 thoughts on “One hundred words …

  1. Andrea Robinson-Decorating Pumpkins Differently Jun 29, 2022 / 16:33

    This made me smile so much. Thanks I needed it today. Well done.

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  2. Iain Kelly Jun 29, 2022 / 18:07

    Awful puns that can’t help but raise a smile! 🙂


  3. granonine Jun 29, 2022 / 18:47

    I smiled at your puns, as I always do, but I really, really like your froggy 🙂

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  4. Michael Jun 29, 2022 / 20:21

    Fascinating, sneezing is also a occupational by product of working in a pepper factory🙂

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  5. plaridel Jun 29, 2022 / 23:12

    hey, it’s something i wish i could have written myself. well done. 🙂

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  6. Christine Goodnough Jun 30, 2022 / 16:03

    They were almost dead, but it’s the thought that counts. Hmm…so what was the thought? A girl could infer that you always do romance “on the cheap.”

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  7. Bill Jun 30, 2022 / 17:22

    Are you not the most clever and creative of the FF squares? Well done Sir Sunflower.
    Keith keeps us laughing, and for that we gratefully chuckle through the Daisies.

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      • Bill Jul 1, 2022 / 18:35

        You are quite welcome and I am equally honored. 🙂


  8. Dale Jun 30, 2022 / 18:44

    Why do we laugh at puns? Because we love them, no matter how much we groan about them. Always a fun romp over here on this blog!

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  9. rochellewisoff Jul 1, 2022 / 00:44

    Dear Keith,

    Not sure what this story stems from but I’d say you certainly rose to the occasion. I’m always happy to petal by your garden of punsies and punsettias. Delightful!



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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 1, 2022 / 18:21

      Now you’ve started, it must be catching! You are welcome to petal by any time Rochelle.


  10. msjadeli Jul 1, 2022 / 19:44

    A match made in heaven. There is something to said for wildflowers that dance in the wind of flexibility. Wonderful story, Keith.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. authorfleurl Jul 2, 2022 / 07:33

    Being married to the master of dad jokes, puns are a standard issue in my house. Fun story!

    Liked by 1 person

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