100 words…

for Friday Fictioneers



Michelle was a conchologist. That’s a shell collector by the way! 

She was also a concholojest, known for telling awful puns.… 

‘Why do mermaids wear seashells? Because B shells are too small’.

‘What do clams do on their birthday? They shellabrate’.

When she told me she’d joined a gym, I said was good for her mussels, you should have heard her laugh!


I’m sure she’d like to know we still laugh with her. Having a shellfish allergy, she should have known better than to eat that scallop.  Such a shame, for in her own words, the world was her oyster.



bowl-of-seashells-3-1Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and for providing us with one of her lovely pieces of art as inspiration.

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45 thoughts on “100 words…

    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 18, 2022 / 11:24

      Sorry about that! Talking of which, my mate was run over by a boat in Venice. I sent my gondolences.


  1. rochellewisoff Aug 17, 2022 / 17:23

    Dear Keith,

    Such an “aw shucks” ending for a punny story. I’ll clam up now for I have a call coming in on my shell phone. 😉




  2. James McEwan Aug 17, 2022 / 20:50

    Good greef , the poor sole, I feel sorry for Meshell. Such is the pearl of seafood. I loved the puns great piece.

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  3. Leyde Ryan Aug 17, 2022 / 22:50

    This was a fabulous read, Keith! And you’ve taught me a new word😊

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      • Leyde Ryan Aug 18, 2022 / 22:43

        Yay Google! Though we mustn’t trust it for everything, right?😉


  4. msjadeli Aug 17, 2022 / 23:02

    Keith, your story was cute every which-way. Thank you for my weekly chuckle. This one had a nice wistful bit at the end also.

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  5. Michael Humphris Aug 17, 2022 / 23:05

    I will miss Michelle’s laughter over her mussels

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  6. Bill Aug 18, 2022 / 17:37

    The rolling humor of Keith’s story telling. Well cone, Sir K!


  7. poetisatinta Aug 19, 2022 / 14:59

    Ha she must be a relative of yours but I’m glad you’re not shellfish in spreading the joy. By the way, I was talking o a crab the other and I asked “What’s your name and what’s that on your back?” she replied Michelle (which is probably why you chose the name!) 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 21, 2022 / 14:00

      Thanks for adding to the fun, I called a crab on his shell phone the other day, “Shello” he said!

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      • poetisatinta Aug 21, 2022 / 16:11

        Boom boom! as Basil 🦊 would say 😂


  8. authorfleurl Aug 22, 2022 / 10:09

    This is cute! Puns are always good, even when they’re bad lol


  9. Bear Aug 23, 2022 / 16:43

    Good one! Chuckles. Glad to be back, and glad to see you’re still filling the screens.


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