A few words…

for Friday Fictioneers

I’m a bit pushed for time as I’m preparing to head off with my tent for a few days, so I’ve re-written a story I posted in 2015. I’ll do my best to read everyone’s stories if I manage to find wifi somewhere!





If only I’d had two minutes more I would have caught that bus. I would have made it to the shop before it closed. I’d have bought some delicious wine, a microwave meal and some yummy chocolate then caught the bus home again. Right now I’d be sitting with my feet up watching my favourite programme.

As it is, I’m drinking tepid skimmed milk and eating a tasteless plate of food while watching the eight-o-clock news about someone running down a road, tripping on a kerb, getting run over by a bus and ending up in hospital.

Nurse, a bedpan, please!

dales-stop-signThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Dale for the photo.


Poke Froggie very gently to join in the fun!




65 thoughts on “A few words…

  1. Michael Jul 13, 2022 / 11:56

    I recommend Argyllshire, and no bed pans please

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 13, 2022 / 12:06

      I’ll remember that for next time! The farthest north I’ve camped is beside Loch Lomond! This time I’m going to bake down here in the far South!


  2. Denise Jul 13, 2022 / 11:59

    I’m sure that is not how he pictured ending up on the evening news. Have fun camping.

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  3. Staarlz Jul 13, 2022 / 12:05

    Oh my goodness, talk about a bad day! I hope you have a great break, camping, Keith–don’t worry about us, we’ll be waiting eagerly for your return 🙂

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      • Staarlz Jul 17, 2022 / 20:49

        Sorry to hear that, Keith–and you’re always welcome to kindness.


    • Staarlz Jul 13, 2022 / 12:23

      You’re most welcome–I’m always here for my poet friends, or I try to be…it gives life purpose. By the way, I totally detest camping!

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  4. rochellewisoff Jul 13, 2022 / 12:20

    Dear Keith,

    I love the way you told the story of what happened. I guess hospital food isn’t any better on your side of the pond than it is here. 😉 Well done.




  5. Sadje Jul 13, 2022 / 12:40

    Hope it’s a fun adventure! Love this story 😛


  6. Andrea Robinson-Decorating Pumpkins Differently Jul 13, 2022 / 13:56

    I think you got the better end of the deal. Happy trails and safe travels.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. GHLearner Jul 13, 2022 / 13:59

    With Doctor Leapy and Nurse Croaky, the poor patient will be well in no time. Great story, Keith, and have fun camping.

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  8. hilarymb Jul 13, 2022 / 14:29

    Hi Keith – have fun … you are going to bake … just enjoy … cheers Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 13, 2022 / 17:05

      I think I will! I booked it ages ago when there was no telling what weather I’d experience! Fortunately, I only have a shortish drive to Salisbury.


    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 13, 2022 / 17:09

      Unexpectedly seeing yourself on television could be strange, especially if you have no recollection of what happened!

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  9. Dale Jul 14, 2022 / 02:14

    IT was new to me, so there is that 🙂
    And have a great trip!

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  10. msjadeli Jul 14, 2022 / 02:45

    So much fun to read this story. I’m glad he lived to tell the tale. Have fun out in nature, Keith!


  11. Bill Jul 14, 2022 / 09:18

    Ah, for the need a two measly minutes the whole universe changes. Life can be so unfair. It’s al new to me. Well done then as now, Keith.

    Liked by 1 person

      • Bill Jul 18, 2022 / 14:23

        And life gets the las laugh. 🙂


  12. Christine Goodnough Jul 14, 2022 / 20:46

    Awww… There just are days like that. I hope they didn’t get a picture of you sprawled out on the road, slightly flattened, and publish it for all your friends to chuckle over.

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  13. plaridel Jul 14, 2022 / 23:56

    excellent twist in the end. totally unexpected. happy camping to you too. 🙂

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  14. authorfleurl Jul 16, 2022 / 11:54

    That’s a clever angle for your story. And have fun on holiday. It’s really hot over there, so slip slop slap, as we say here. Take care.


    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 18, 2022 / 13:33

      Thanks so much. It was just a few days, and I’m back now. It was bit on the hot side, but not as hot as predicted for today and tomorrow!!


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