363 words

for The Sunday Muse which is hosted by Carrie.  

When My Friend Rosey and my Muse get together they jabber away non-stop, which is why what you are about to read, should you wish to, has broken my strict self-imposed 200-word limit! Please accept my apologies.



Rosey winkI belong to a club for aspiring writers, we meet up now again and take turns reciting our literary efforts. It can go on a bit so there’s a prize for the first person to send someone asleep!  Only kidding!

We had a New Year party and rather than go on my own I took along my friend Rosey as a plus one; she was more like a plus two once she got a drink or two inside her!

She really glammed up for the occasion, ie she didn’t wear jeans! She wore a rather swish blue dress. When Wordy Willie saw her he started singing Lady in Red, although for obvious reasons he changed it to Blue.  

‘I was going to wear red’ chuckled Rosey, ‘but I don’t like that song’

‘Hope you’re not hungry then’, said W, ‘because we’re eating Chris de Burgers tonight!” 

Rosey adopted her what are you on about? look!


Suddenly she suffered what I believe is called a wardrobe malfunction, as part of her dress flopped down very nearly exposing part of the anatomy that is usually concealed amongst polite company. She shot up her arm in an effort to preserve her modesty and in doing so spilt her wine.

Randy Rupert dashed across the room bearing a bottle.

‘Would like some more vino?’ he asked.

‘Just a little’ said Rosey, ‘a nip’ll do!’ You should have heard the laughter! *

Fortunately, she was able to quickly sort out her garment’s glitch. 


She’s quite proud of a poem she once wrote. It’s the only poem she’s ever managed and I’ve heard it loads of times, but the fellow guests hadn’t, so she seized the opportunity! 

What in the world is a wasp for?

It doesn’t contribute a thing.

All that it does is annoy me,

and it bloody well hurts when it stings!

She received a round of applause, even Bob the Bard and Poetic Pete joined in! She’s also been invited to join the club, though what she’d write I can’t imagine!

I eventually managed to drag her away, had I not done the party might have gone on all night, such was her popularity! 

Bye for now.


*A nip, by the way, is one-third of an alcoholic imperial pint!



 Woman in Blue : Richard Burlet


If you’d like to read more of the many stories I’ve written about My Friend Rosey, there are 60 or so HERE!

38 thoughts on “363 words

  1. Prior... Jan 14, 2023 / 21:52

    Nice to learn what a nip is and also the term garment glitch was fun

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Truedessa Jan 15, 2023 / 03:57

    Another enjoyable Rosey tale. What else could wasp’s be for? Those stings do hurt…no joke.. You need a great job using 3 of the photos.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 15, 2023 / 16:08

      Thanks so much. Wasps may have a purpose, though what it can be I can’t imagine!


  3. The Sicilian Storyteller Jan 15, 2023 / 11:54

    Now that’s one party I definitely wouldn’t have missed had I been invited!
    Is Randy Rupert an adjective or a noun? Asking for a friend.
    You are such fun, Keith! ❣️

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 15, 2023 / 16:14

      Thanks, Nancy. Randy by name or Randy by nature? I’ll ask him and let your friend know!


  4. wyndolynne Jan 15, 2023 / 15:02

    Rosey sounds the perfect plus one!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. msjadeli Jan 15, 2023 / 18:20

    Can definitely see how she would liven up that sort of party. An amusing listen, Keith 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Gillena Cox Jan 15, 2023 / 18:21


    Happy Sunday



  7. Carrie V. H. Jan 15, 2023 / 20:46

    I love how you so eloquently combined three of the images in your piece Keith! What a delight to read and listen to your voice!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. dorahak Jan 15, 2023 / 21:46

    Over 200?! No need to apologize, lol. Rosey is the kind of gal that you could go on and on about and no one would complain!! Loved this vignette, Keith. 😍

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  9. Jim Jan 16, 2023 / 00:15

    Brings memories, spilt wine for one. Most embarrassing.
    I like your Rosey, sounds like some of the ones I ran with before settling down. Dippies.


    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 16, 2023 / 17:02

      Thanks, Jim. As they saying goes, don’t cry over spilt…wine! Rosey’s adventures are usually based on something I’ve experienced!


  10. Susie Clevenger Jan 16, 2023 / 23:23

    Love the story because well..”she was more like a plus two once she got a drink or two inside her”…I think at one time I was Rosey. 🙂


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