A load of rubbish!

for Friday Fictioneers




That I’ll keep, this can go. I don’t want this, that can stay.

I’ll keep the bicycle, the helmet too. I don’t want another hamster so I’ll sling the cage.

That’s okay, that’s a waste of space. These are useless, these are quite handy.

What’s in these drawers? Keep, discard keep, discard, discard, discard, keep.

Why we kept that stained mattress I don’t know, or that dotty doo-dah over there.

That dead garlic stinks and those onions pong. Bin!

I don’t even remember getting that awful mannequin. Oh, sorry darling, I didn’t realise you were there!

*note to self, get eyes tested.



alicia-jamtaas-for-ffThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Alicia Jamaas for the picture.


Click Mr Frog to partake in the conviviality.







60 thoughts on “A load of rubbish!

  1. Christine Goodnough Sep 21, 2022 / 17:17

    After he gets his eyes tested, he’d better think of offering her an elegant restaurant dinner, a nice bouquet of flowers, a lovely gemstone…

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  2. msjadeli Sep 21, 2022 / 18:54

    “dotty doo-dah” and “the awful mannequin” had me laughing out loud. You know that would make a great band name: “Dotty Doo-dah and The Awful Mannequins”.

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  3. The Sicilian Storyteller Sep 21, 2022 / 21:38

    Haha!! Another great ending!! I recall reading a recommendation by an organization expert. Her advise was to go through our clothes closets and ditch anything that had not been worn within the last year (some actually say 6 months which I think is a bit drastic). Like most women (and men, I reckon) I have items in my closet I haven’t worn in 6 years let alone 6 months. I guess I really need to get ditching! You just never know when those bell bottoms will come back in style!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 22, 2022 / 12:47

      I too have clothes I haven’t worn for years, but in my case, I keep them in the hope I one day lose weight! As for bell bottoms, bring them on!

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  4. Bill Sep 22, 2022 / 23:46

    I just checked, Keith. Marie Kondo is not smiling. Not at all. In fact, she seems a bit twisted. Fun again.

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  5. authorfleurl Sep 23, 2022 / 04:07

    LOL that’s a fun twist, and exactly the sort of thing my husband comes out with, too!

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  6. rochellewisoff Sep 23, 2022 / 11:09

    Dear Keith,

    Oops. I hope she has a sense of humor. As for me you remind me of all the dotty doodahs I need to get rid of in my basement. As always I love listening to you read. Fun story.




  7. poetisatinta Sep 23, 2022 / 11:48

    Ha you never fail to bring a smile to my face …… but oh your poor wife!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Nobbinmaug Sep 24, 2022 / 03:02

    That’s what she gets for not helping. One can’t mistake a moving person for a mannequin.

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