A tiny tale…

…for Friday Fictioneers




Seven-thirty she said. Okay, it’s seven twenty-six and fifteen seconds, but I’d rather be eagerly early than fashionably late. I never understood that saying anyway.

I ring her doorbell,  no response. I knock on the door, hard – all I get is a sore knuckle. I throw some pebbles up at her window, but they hit one on the apartment below resulting in an angry reposte. Some people are so rude.

I feel a tap on my shoulder. I spin around and adopt the Kung Fu chop position – no one messes with me – but it’s her. 

I’ve got the wrong day.

lisa-fox-bw-buildingThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Lisa Fox for the photo.


By strange coincidence, yesterday I posted a series of photographs I took looking up at buildings! If you are interested, they are HERE!


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54 thoughts on “A tiny tale…

  1. Sadje Feb 15, 2023 / 15:35

    Lol! I hope they still had a good time!


  2. Suzette Benjamin Feb 15, 2023 / 16:26

    I marvel at how you can slip in a fresh take on words commonly used Keith…”
    “knock…knuckle…up window…below throw…re-poste/riposte.
    Awesome crafting of a tale.
    Hope the two sorted out their schedules and that things are looking up!

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  3. James McEwan Feb 15, 2023 / 19:32

    I am sure she will just laugh out loud at her eager beaver. Perhaps a diary for his birthday present.

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  4. Patricia Feb 15, 2023 / 23:34

    He needs to get a calendar app on his phone that notifies him of his dates.

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  5. Anita Feb 16, 2023 / 09:45

    Phew! The ending is super!
    Just when we thought it was a ghost/spooky.

    He is obviously early- by a day or two!
    He loves her for sure.

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  6. Rowena Feb 16, 2023 / 11:41

    Loved this, Keith. Dating is such a tough game and so many things to get right and each of us has our tales of fish who got away.
    Best wishes,

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  7. rochellewisoff Feb 16, 2023 / 13:20

    Dear Keith,

    I hope she didn’t have a date with someone else that day. Cute story. Thanks for the morning chuckle.



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  8. plaridel Feb 16, 2023 / 18:43

    like they say, better early than late. 🙂


  9. msjadeli Feb 17, 2023 / 02:48

    I enjoyed the sound affects, Keith. This is a lively fellow who must have all kinds of adventures. Very neat about the looking-up pics. You and Rochelle must have been on the same vibe yesterday.


  10. poetisatinta Feb 17, 2023 / 10:31

    Ha – I love the added sound effects Keith, and am visualising your ‘Kung Fu chop position’ laughing here 🙂

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  11. CGraith Feb 17, 2023 / 20:35

    A cute story! I have a knack for getting days or times wrong so I found this totally relatable!

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  12. Patricia Clair Feb 17, 2023 / 23:28

    Oh, I loved this – when I first saw the photo, my mind had two impressions; the first was of someone jumping out (or being pushed) of one of the windows. The second, was of someone tossing pebbles at the window. I’m so glad you took us down this road!

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  13. granonine Feb 18, 2023 / 15:14

    I went to the dentist last week, only to discover when I arrived that I had the wrong day. They kindly accommodated me, though, so it wasn’t a wasted trip. Fun post, Keith 🙂

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