One hundred words…

for Friday Fictioneers




When I misplaced my thesaurus I was lost for words. I walked past a junk shop with piles of old books in the window so I popped in hoping I might find one.

“Have you a thesaurus?”

“A tortoise? No dear, there’s a pet shop next door”.

“No, a book, a  thes…au…rus!”

“Sorry dear, I’m a little deaf. Let’s see”.

She moved things, dropped things, disappeared behind things then reappeared clutching a tatty tome.

“There dear, a book on dinosaurs, there’s bound to be something in there about tyrannosauruses”.

Actually, it was quite an interesting book, so I bought it!


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51 thoughts on “One hundred words…

  1. Michael Oct 20, 2022 / 00:30

    I smiled and then smiled again.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. authorfleurl Oct 20, 2022 / 12:20

    Haha! Love this. So true, how talking to someone with hearing difficulty can make a conversation hilariously confusing. It happens to me at work often in aged care. Nice one, Keith 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. rochellewisoff Oct 20, 2022 / 13:15

    Dear Keith,

    You had me at “a loss for words,” you clever fellow! Delightful as always.




    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 20, 2022 / 13:39

      I wondered if anyone would notice that – but I knew I could rely on you! Thanks, Rochelle.


  4. James McEwan Oct 20, 2022 / 14:07

    I enjoyed reading this, well I am still laughing. But, seriously are we heading back to the age of the dinosaurs, if not physically then mentally?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. dorahak Oct 20, 2022 / 19:58

    Good to be flexible and dinosaur books who can turn down?! Surprised she didn’t point you to the nearest Toy-R-Us as well 🙂
    ~ Dora

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  6. msjadeli Oct 20, 2022 / 23:58

    Keith, you always get me laughing with your stories (unless you are writing in another genre, of course!)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. granonine Oct 21, 2022 / 03:16

    Thanks, Keith. It’s been a rough week, and I needed a laugh tonight!


  8. poetisatinta Oct 21, 2022 / 16:00

    As always your humour is ‘The source’ of much jocularity 🙂


  9. plaridel Oct 21, 2022 / 19:51

    he didn’t find what he was searching, but it went well in the end. it’s like traveling, when you get lost, you’d likely discover something new. 🙂


  10. Whispered Words Oct 22, 2022 / 03:56

    Ha Ha , love the humour.


  11. Bill Oct 23, 2022 / 12:44

    Well written and well (voice) acted, Keith. The world of retail with hearing loss is confusing, but it as a customer or owner.


  12. Dahlia Oct 24, 2022 / 05:45

    Thesauraus is a dinosaur! Enjoyed it very much, thanks


  13. Heather Musk Oct 27, 2022 / 22:18

    You go in looking for one thing and come out with another! Definitely been there! Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. britcanwrites Nov 4, 2022 / 15:56

    I had a feeling she thought the request was for a book on dinosaurs … good piece.


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