It’s Wednesday…

… so it’s time for Friday Fictioneers which is hosted as ever by Rochelle!


Mike loves being the centre of attention. At school, he was usually the first to raise a hand when the teacher asked a question even if he didn’t know the answer.

At college, he was always the joker, although he usually gained more groans than giggles.

In his twenties, he envied DJs on the radio. He was jealous of stand-up comedians.

He knew in time his voice would be heard. Eventually, his wish came true. 


He clears his throat and turns on the microphone.

His audience waits in eager anticipation.

“The train approaching platform one is the 11.40 to Brighton”.


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Thanks to Liz Young for the photo

53 thoughts on “It’s Wednesday…

  1. Suzette Benjamin Mar 22, 2023 / 14:51

    Sometimes what one wishes for does not come quite like one hopes! A parable well told Keith. Thank you!!

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  2. James McEwan Mar 22, 2023 / 16:06

    Poor Mike, he may be replaced by AI. The build up of anticipation in the story was marvellous and the ending just right.

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  3. Iain Kelly Mar 22, 2023 / 16:13

    Everyone seems to be sad for Mike. I celebrate Mike and his vital contribution to making the railways run on time! 😉

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  4. rochellewisoff Mar 23, 2023 / 11:32

    Dear Keith,

    At least he gets to speak into a microphone. (About Mike? Hmmmm…pun intended?) Love the buildup to the punchline. 😀



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  5. Bill Mar 24, 2023 / 14:17

    It is okay for now, but Mike should not give up. Doing voice over can be fun and lucrative, if not all that humorous. 🙂

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  6. athling2001 Mar 24, 2023 / 14:55

    And here I was hoping he’d gotten his chance. Well, maybe, this will lead to it.

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  7. Nobbinmaug Mar 24, 2023 / 19:54

    His dream may have gotten a little off-track, but it doesn’t mean it’s completely derailed.

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  8. Liam Mar 24, 2023 / 20:10

    Gotta say, I’ve heard some pretty funny train announcers in my time. But as long as people can understand what he’s saying, he’s doing a great job.

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  9. plaridel Mar 25, 2023 / 16:35

    he makes use of his talent. enough said. 🙂


  10. Laurie Bell Mar 26, 2023 / 20:34

    Awwww well, ar least he got out there with a microphone. Shame. But fingers crossed he will try something more adventurous in future


  11. britcanwrites Mar 27, 2023 / 06:11

    Haha … I guess he didn’t quite make it, but at least he gets to use microphone.


  12. granonine Mar 28, 2023 / 01:24

    He should go to work for an airport. I often can’t understand whatever the announcers are saying!


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