One hundred words…

for Friday Fictioneers



I’ve told you not to sit astride the window sill like that! 

Why not?

It’s dangerous.

It’s not.

 Remember when you fell off that seesaw?

Your fault for pushing it too fast.

When you fell off that horse?

The horse’s fault for jumping a fence.

When you fell backwards off your mate’s motorbike?

His fault, he took off too fast. Anyway, you don’t complain when I sit astride y….

Sush, people will hear you!


Then it happened. 

She wobbled…

She toppled… 

She screamed… 

She swore … as she landed on the coffee table and knocked a vase of flowers onto the floor!



window-ajThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Alicia Jamtaas for the photo.

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60 thoughts on “One hundred words…

  1. rochellewisoff Feb 1, 2023 / 13:03

    Dear Keith,

    He tried to warn her. Thank goodness she didn’t fall out the window.



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  2. Suzette Benjamin Feb 1, 2023 / 16:04

    Danger lurks when the fault is always someone/something else. Great parable hidden in your storytelling, Keith. Lovely read.

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  3. msjadeli Feb 1, 2023 / 18:23

    I can see it all in my mind. And that’s just the way it would happen. At least she fell inward!

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  4. messymimi's meanderings Feb 1, 2023 / 23:54

    Now she has a mess to clean.

    The picture prompt reminds me of a very, very old Andy Capp comic strip with Flo sitting in the second-floor window to clean it and her friend being most concerned. She said it was less dangerous than dealing with Andy.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Feb 2, 2023 / 16:19

      I’d forgotten about Andy Capp until you reminded me. I can see that strip in my mind!


  5. Michael Feb 2, 2023 / 00:00

    This is one lady who loves living life I think

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  6. plaridel Feb 2, 2023 / 00:40

    in this case, it looks like fourth time was a charm depending on one’s point of view.

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  7. Dawn M. Miller Feb 2, 2023 / 01:04

    Thankfully she fell inside instead of out.
    But she should take heed, whoever is warning her is trying to save her life.

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  8. dorahak Feb 2, 2023 / 02:12

    They say that tragedy and comedy are two sides of the same coin. I’m glad she landed on the humorous side!

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  9. Natasha Feb 2, 2023 / 02:54

    Keith, hola! Long time no see! Where you be 😃

    “Between the right doings and the wrongdoings, there’s a field; I’ll meet you there.”
    Don’t know why was reminded of this quote when I read this spunky tale. 😃😃


    • Keith's Ramblings Feb 2, 2023 / 17:07

      Great to see you again Natasha, virtually as it is!

      That quote’s new to me but I like it.

      It seems a bit late to say Happy New Year, but I will anyway! “Happy New Year!”

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      • Natasha Feb 3, 2023 / 14:33

        Any time is a good time to say Happy New year, Keith. 🙂 Back at ya!

        Yeah, it’s a quote by Rumi, my favourite mystic.

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  10. Bill Feb 2, 2023 / 15:11

    It was his fault for making her worry, but did she fall from the window or from him? 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Feb 2, 2023 / 17:10

      The window I think, I have a feeling they actually get on pretty well, especially when she’s sitting… Never mind!

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  11. Na'ama Yehuda Feb 2, 2023 / 20:23

    Well, this may be one case where it is “better in than out” …. 😉 If you gotta fall, fall inward … 😉

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  12. Sandra Feb 3, 2023 / 11:31

    There’s a right way and a wrong way to fall. She’s not all that clumsy after all. Well done.

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  13. Liam Feb 3, 2023 / 15:09

    I almost spat my coffee on the “you don’t complain” line.

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  14. Nobbinmaug Feb 3, 2023 / 20:59

    I think the coffee table, vase, and flowers got the worst of that deal. They wish she fell the other way.

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  15. authorfleurl Feb 4, 2023 / 07:25

    Nicely done, Keith. I’d be nervous watching someone sitting on a window ledge. Good job she fell inwards.

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  16. Laurie Bell Feb 7, 2023 / 19:32

    Oh dear! LOL bit cheeky Keith. But lucky this time she fell back not forward.


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