Sixty-nine words …

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Unrepentant.

The following is a cut-down version of a longer story I posted three years ago!



It’s not my fault,” said little Billy standing by the shattered flowerpot, “it was the football’s, it went the wrong way”.

Daddy was very cross.

Billy gave the football a serious talking-to. “You must go where I kick you, you got me into trouble”.  The football was unrepentant.

“Right try again, and this time behave. One-two-three…”

There was the sound of breaking glass from Mrs Smith’s greenhouse next door.


*Football UK = Soccer ball USA!

26 thoughts on “Sixty-nine words …

  1. hilarymb Apr 1, 2023 / 17:55

    Grrr – so true for so many of us – sadly! Cheers Hilary

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  2. Denise Apr 1, 2023 / 22:42

    Reminds me of one of my sons who thought it was a good idea to practice his golf swing in the family room. The club slipped and landed in my cathedral ceiling. Oh, and when he was younger he swung his tennis shoe by the shoelace, the lace broke and so did my dragon figurine. Good thing we share DNA.


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 2, 2023 / 12:32

      Absolutely! Another UK/USA difference (Handbag/purse, trousers/pants etc!) Our football is so called because it can only be controlled by the feet and never touched by the hands!

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