a few words…

for Friday Fictioneers




“Is that it?” she said.

“Yea, what d’ya think?” I said.

“It’s a dump!” she said.

“No, it’s not, it’s got potency”, I said.

“If you mean potential, you’re wrong”, she said.

“But you like DIY”, I said.

“A splash of paint, a picture hook or a squirt of WD40, maybe”, she said.

“All you need to do is straighten the tiles, replace the windows, repoint the brickwork and do a few other odd jobs”, I said.

“And you?”, she said.

“I’ll plug in the TV, boil a kettle, make you a cup of coffee…where are you going…come back… sweetheart….”

jhardyThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to J Hardy Carroll for the photo.


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55 thoughts on “a few words…

  1. Suzette Benjamin Jan 25, 2023 / 19:29

    Lol, Keith….”potential versys potency”…I never connected those two words until this story…Hehehe.

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  2. James McEwan Jan 25, 2023 / 20:45

    Now there is someone who does not have an imagination to develop a project or appreciate team work. Loved the humour, it is one way of getting out of long impossible jobs.

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  3. Sadje Jan 26, 2023 / 01:59

    Haha! Straighten the windows vs making coffee. No wonder they walked away!

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  4. Iain Kelly Jan 26, 2023 / 09:00

    Apparantly there are some people who like to do this sort of work. Not for me, I’m running!

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  5. Bill Jan 26, 2023 / 19:41

    And the moral is, he should not say anything to anyone. But then, in his case, it would not have mattered much.
    The place has low potential equivalent to his potency. 🙂

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  6. rochellewisoff Jan 26, 2023 / 20:54

    Dear Keith,

    I’m afraid “sweetheart” won’t cut it in this case. He’s completely clueless. I’d say he’s getting what he deserves.


    Rochelle 1

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  7. Russell Gayer Jan 26, 2023 / 22:31

    When you marry ’em, they claim they can do all those skills, but after a few years mine won’t even change a flat tyre.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jan 27, 2023 / 13:07

      Thanks, Alicia. I had a feeling the picture would lead to some deep and dark pieces, hence my attempt at a bit of comedy!


  8. Na'ama Yehuda Jan 26, 2023 / 23:56

    LOL! Someone had something a tad potent, before suggesting this particular division of labor, I think … 😉

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  9. plaridel Jan 27, 2023 / 18:55

    it might work if it’s the other way around – he doing all the work while she’s relaxing on the couch waiting for him to get done. 🙂

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  10. msjadeli Jan 27, 2023 / 22:50

    Good thing he’s the one holding the hammer! Men *are* from Mars! What a fun story, Keith.

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