A hundred words …

for Friday Fictioneers.



I asked Bob why he didn’t sweep his steps. He said he likes to keep it that way to remind him of all the wonderful things he’s done of late.

“The popcorn bag’s from when I watched an amazing movie,  that receipt’s from a fabulous shopping trip, the bottle top is from a very tasty tipple and the autumn leaves remind me of my favourite season”.

“You’re talking garbage,” I said.

“Worth a try” he laughed, “I’ll sweep it up … and down!”

He was glad he did because he uncovered the winning lotto ticket he lost the other day!



stepsThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Roger Bultot for the picture. 


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73 thoughts on “A hundred words …

  1. Sandra Jan 4, 2023 / 13:19

    Lost my earlier comment. Or did I? Anyway, silver linings everywhere.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 5, 2023 / 09:59

      No Sandra, for some peculiar reason yours and Plaridel’s comments always land in my spam tray, but fear not, it’s the first thing I check every day!


  2. James McEwan Jan 4, 2023 / 19:54

    It is all in the wind, you never know what will blow onto your steps. A winning lottery ticket, now what’s the chances!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. rochellewisoff Jan 4, 2023 / 21:23

    Dear Keith,

    I looking at the clutter on my desk wondering what I might find if I tidy it up. Good for Bob and the lotto ticket. (Pretty sure I dono’t have one of those.)




    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 5, 2023 / 14:23

      It’s amazing what you find during a good tidy! I don’t do the lotto either so it’s a no-no for me too!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Dawn Jan 5, 2023 / 11:42

    Awesome twist at the end! I wish my cleaning projects netted such a win! 💞💞💞

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Bill Jan 5, 2023 / 14:44

    A rewarding discovery, but I otherwise appreciate his sense of humor. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. granonine Jan 5, 2023 / 17:21

    I think. I’m the only one who saw these as uprights rather than stairs. Something’s wrong with my perception!

    Anyway, good one–I love the ending 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

      • granonine Jan 6, 2023 / 15:56

        UMMmmmmm–no. All I can see now is the stairs 🙂


  7. authorfleurl Jan 6, 2023 / 03:54

    That’s the kind of cleanup I love, finding a lotto ticket is the cherry on top! Great story 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. GHLearner Jan 8, 2023 / 20:49

    I wonder why everyone sweeps their stairs all of a sudden? They must have read your story.😁

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Michael Jan 8, 2023 / 22:27

    I enjoyed this. By the way… is there any cash available🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Laurie Bell Jan 9, 2023 / 05:34

    Oh this is clever. What is one man’s trash is another’s treasure, or buried treasure at least. Nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. susanrouchard Jan 10, 2023 / 11:33

    Thank you Keith , always the lifting cheer in your writing. All the best for the coming year.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Patricia Clair Jan 10, 2023 / 23:44

    One person’s garbage is another person’s memories…nicely done (and I’m hoping when I clean up this evening I’ll find the winning Mega Millions ticket!)


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