A flash of fiction …

for Friday Fictioneers




The heavens have opened. I can’t get my hair wet. There’s a hotel, I’ll pop their bar till it stops.


“What’s your pleasure, sir?”

“Just a coffee, please.”


Still raining.

“Another coffee please with a  shot of brandy”.


Still raining.

“A neat brandy, please.”


Almost stopped.

“Another brandy please, a large one”.


It’s stopped but it might start again.

“A glass of churd-chord-chardnee, please”


The shun’s shinin’, but I haven’t got my shun hat.

“The resht of da bottle, pleash”.


“Anything else sir?”

“Can I … hic … ‘ave a woom … hic … for the night?”



david-steward-weatherThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to David Stewart for the picture.

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66 thoughts on “A flash of fiction …

    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 6, 2022 / 13:38

      That’s good to hear Sadje, just because I find something funny, it doesn’t necessarily mean others will!

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      • Sadje Oct 6, 2022 / 14:43

        Oh I think we all do the way you narrate your story

        Liked by 1 person

  1. Michael Oct 5, 2022 / 17:55

    I smiled and smiled, at a great story

    Liked by 2 people

  2. msjadeli Oct 5, 2022 / 19:01

    Can’t say I blame him. As least he has sense enough not to drink and drive. I like how you made the tick tock sound.

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  3. Suzette Benjamin Oct 5, 2022 / 19:23

    Hahaha, Keith you have me laughing at my self trying to decipher what the words mean by the end…but of course they are a reflection of a bit too much whetting of the whistle.

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  4. pennygadd51 Oct 6, 2022 / 12:15

    And all because you didn’t want to get your hair wet! The price we pay for vanity! You had me smiling, Keith.

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  5. James McEwan Oct 6, 2022 / 12:15

    It was the first warm coffee that set up the comfort zone. I wonder if the minibar in the room is stocked?

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  6. rochellewisoff Oct 6, 2022 / 14:40

    Dear Keith,

    At leasht he din’ get hish hair wet. Luv the shound effectsss.



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  7. plaridel Oct 7, 2022 / 06:57

    it must be some rain to last that long. perhaps it’ll be over when he wakes up in the morning. 🙂

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  8. Bill Oct 7, 2022 / 16:55

    The coffee was a good idea. A book to read would have saved the cost of the room, but at least that was a good decision. Cleverly done, Keith.

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  9. Na'ama Yehuda Oct 7, 2022 / 22:57

    I was just on pins and needles to see when he’d have a bathroom break. For, surely, with all them fluids, there was a bathroom break! 😉

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  10. Gattina Oct 8, 2022 / 09:17

    Lol ! That’s an old song, I think I even heard it at school when I learned English

    Liked by 1 person

  11. authorfleurl Oct 12, 2022 / 08:15

    It’s raining Brandy and Chardy…
    I look forward to your stories, Keith. They always have a fun twist!


  12. britcanwrites Nov 4, 2022 / 15:53

    🙂 your audio recording reminds me of the stories they tell on the radio. Fun to listen to.

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