Way to go, Fred!

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



Fred got fired from his job. They said he lacked the spark that was required of him.

As he solemnly sauntered towards the bus stop he picked up a copy of the Evening Standard hoping it wouldn’t contain too much bad news. He’d had enough for one day. However, it was filled with stuff about an atrocious fire that had swept through a building.

On the journey home he read about the heroic efforts of the firefighters, and it gave him an idea. He’d had enough of dreary jobs in soulless offices, he needed to do something that people applauded, a job that made a difference in people’s lives. He’d become a fireman!

It was the best thing he ever did. This week he’s got bookings for two bachelorette parties, a ninety-year-old Granny’s birthday bash and the annual Ladies-wot-Lunch Big Thing event!




Photo credit; The Ian @ Unsplash

Cartoon PNGs by Vecteezy

24 thoughts on “Way to go, Fred!

  1. Sadje Feb 20, 2023 / 15:30

    A good choice for him. Thanks Keith for this fun take and joining in.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mason Bushell Feb 20, 2023 / 15:50

    Um, Fred … That’s not what firemen are supposed to do! Haha! Well done, Keith. I love it.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Suzette Benjamin Feb 20, 2023 / 17:03

    Oh! Keith fabulous story telling. Lovely twist at the end..that was not the kind of fireman I was imagining that he had in mind…but I am sure he was “hot”

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  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz Feb 22, 2023 / 13:08

    Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all the signs, especially when I am visiting a spot seeking quiet and contemplation. Signs make a place feel noisy, if that makes sense.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Feb 22, 2023 / 17:15

      Perfect sense, I totally agree with you!

      *this seems to have escaped from my Wordless Wednesday post – thanks for commenting.


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