A short story for Sadje’s What Do You See? picture prompt.



Firstly, this wasn’t a dream. If it was I’d be sitting up in bed wearing the rather snazzy pair of jimjams I bought yesterday. They were a bargain by the way. 

The other day I was at a loose end so I thought I’d go mountaineering, as you do. As I was in an Alpless situation I had to make do with a walk through the disused quarry, the one that went out of business when it hit rock bottom. It’s actually quite a nice place.

Then I saw it, between a you-know-what and a hard place. It looked like an up-ended cinema screen showing a scene from that Jessica Lange film, you know the one, erm, Blue Sky, that’s it. 

I fancied taking a closer look. It’s not often you get to see a movie for free, and I had no problem with laying on my side to view it.

Unfortunately, it would have meant climbing a stone staircase to reach it, and I don’t trust steps because they’re always up to something. 

So, after careful consideration, I thought maybe I should give it a miss and pop home to watch it on Disney Plus instead, which is exactly what I did. 

It’s a good flick by the way. Bye!




Image credit; Sylvian Sarrailh Digiartque

22 thoughts on “Walkies!

  1. Nicole Horlings Jan 23, 2023 / 19:55

    Absolutely brilliant, Keith! So many good quips – the quary being at rock bottom! 😂 Loved the opening paragraph too.

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  2. Sadje Jan 24, 2023 / 04:18

    Haha! A very practical and pragmatic approach Keith. Thanks for joining in.

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  3. The Sicilian Storyteller Jan 24, 2023 / 15:44

    I picture you at home or wherever you are writing these funny posts of yours, laughing over then and having a grand old time. Now I can picture you wearing snazzy bargain jimjams! Thanks for always keeping us entertained, Keith! 😀

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 26, 2023 / 17:54

      As much as I like writing deep and meaningful pieces, I try to inject a bit of light relief now and again if only to be different! I’m pleased they work for you, Nancy. Right, time to get those PJs on!

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  4. Mason Bushell Jan 24, 2023 / 16:05

    I do love your light and fun way of writing, Keith. So many little puns and quips along the way. Great story!

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