It’s Wednesday …

…time for Friday Fictioneers!




I was on the edge of my seat. The tension was building. …oh…oh…oh…oh…  

Oh! The power went off and so did my telly.

I have a battery-powered lamp for such eventualities. I fondled around, found it and felt for the button. 


It was a vase of flowers.

Attempt two was successful. Dim, but okay.

I was hungry and headed for the kitchen, kicking the cat and tripping on a mat en route.

I grabbed an apple and poured some wine.


Suddenly the power came on. I was eating a  raw potato and drinking vinegar!

Time I changed those batteries!


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47 thoughts on “It’s Wednesday …

  1. rochellewisoff Sep 28, 2022 / 14:26

    Dear Keith,

    Good thing the power came back on when it did. Although, some wines, if left open too long can taste like vinegar. 😉 Great fun!



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  2. Suzette Benjamin Sep 28, 2022 / 17:05

    Oh I am sorry for your troubles. But…this was too funny 🤣🤣
    True, senses sometimes abandon us in the dark…those raw potato apples, I tell you they just multiply in the dark 🤣

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  3. messymimi's meanderings Sep 28, 2022 / 23:53

    Keep your phone charged and handy, it should have a flashlight function. Since we got our phones, now that i think about it, i have no clue where the flashlights are, i need to check into that.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 29, 2022 / 10:56

      Thanks for reminding me that I need to find the torch function on mine too!


  4. Bear Sep 29, 2022 / 14:19

    “You definitely need new batteries… LOL! Loved this little ditty. So did the others who overheard it. Chuckles all around!

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  5. James McEwan Sep 29, 2022 / 20:32

    Next time the power goes off just sit still, your survival depends on it. I loved the comical misadventure–my he must have some awful wine!

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  6. Bill Sep 29, 2022 / 21:35

    Fun story, Keith. But…
    Right. Now I must go and check on my power failure preparations.
    Hurricane Ian has left 2.6 million without electrical power in Florida (I do not live there) with more to come.
    Now I am wondering about the poor cats and other pets.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 30, 2022 / 13:18

      Very wise Bill! The hurricane is awful, I cannot imagine how those poor people and their pets are coping.

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  7. Tessa Sep 30, 2022 / 00:47

    Raw potato and vinegar, what a lovely combination LOL!

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  8. authorfleurl Sep 30, 2022 / 03:46

    I really enjoy your witty stories, Keith. I can picture the scene so easily, nicely done!

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  9. poetisatinta Sep 30, 2022 / 11:29

    Great – isn’t the mind a wonderful thing, if you can’t see what you are eating but believe you are eating something in particular you can actually believe it, although vinegar might be a step too far! 🙂

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  10. msjadeli Sep 30, 2022 / 21:10

    I like the liberal double entendres in this. The reading really brings that first part to life. So funny with the potato and the vinegar. I was hoping he wasn’t drinking the lamp oil!

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  11. plaridel Oct 1, 2022 / 16:52

    methinks a flashlight would come handy in that situation. 🙂


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