for Sadje’s What Do You See? photo prompt.




I’ll never forget the noise those elephants made in South Africa. I can still hear the roar of the cars at the German Grand Prix and as for the din of the Drumeo Drum Festival, it was deafening!

I couldn’t hear Suzanne Vega in Vegas thanks to the vociferous audience but I did hear the racket that rapper chappie made in Rome and I really didn’t like it!

The jets at the Abu Dhabi air display were incredibly loud and as for that Harley Festival in Sturgis, the buildings were shaken to their foundation!

When I was in the pub last night the jukebox was so noisy my beer quivered. ‘Pardon’ Pete was there,  he’s hard of hearing you know. 

“At least you can turn off your hearing aid,” I yelled. 

“Pardon?” he replied!

Yes, I’ve experienced cacophony and caterwauling, bellowing and bedlam the world over but never anything like this.

Oh! At last, it’s gone quiet! I thought this moment would never come! I do believe little Lilly’s finally nodded off!



Original image credit; Kelly Sikkema Unsplash

18 thoughts on “Storytime

  1. Sadje Sep 19, 2022 / 18:02

    Haha! You know Keith a crying baby sounds louder because it pulls at our heartstrings and we get more upset. Thanks for joining in with this hilarious comparison.

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  2. Suzette Benjamin Sep 19, 2022 / 21:57

    Lol🤣 Pardon “pardon” Pete. You made me chuckle Keith. There’s loud and then there’s Loud.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 20, 2022 / 08:20

      At my local pub, most of the regulars have a word or two attached to their name I’m Keith the Chef, and a friend with walking difficulties is known as John the Wobbler – the list goes on!


  3. The Sicilian Storyteller Sep 20, 2022 / 13:32

    Wonderful, Keith!! How we forget the cries and screams and caterwauling of our little ones through the night …. until the grandbabies come along and with them the blistering memories we’d happily forgotten! Brilliant write!

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