A Silly Six …

for Six Sentence Stories which is hosted by Denise aka GirlieOnTheEdge. This week’s given word is …



A guy walked into the Horseshoe Inn, ordered a pint of Smithy ale and attempted to pay for it with counterfeit money which the landlord noticed straight away.

The fella asked how he could tell, and the guvnor pointed out that it had MONOPOLY printed on it and reminded him that he could go to prison for using forged banknotes, but he said he wasn’t concerned as he had a ‘get out of jail free’ card!

Behind the pub a chap called James has a forge which specialises in designer footwear for gee-gees, he’s known as  Jimmy Horse Choo.

You may or may not know that hanging a horseshoe on your wall brings you good luck, but it must be the right way up, hang it upside down and your luck will run out as I discovered to my discomfort.

I screwed one to the wall facing downwards and as I was admiring my handiwork it suddenly decided to come loose and drop onto my bare big toe which is now even bigger and unbearably painful.

I bought a horse from a blacksmith and when I put it in the stable it made a bolt for the door … actually, that’s not true, I’m so sorry!



22 thoughts on “A Silly Six …

  1. Suzette Benjamin May 4, 2023 / 13:17

    Thank you Keith for saddling yourself hammering out this delightful tail. Was this a spur of the moment story, by your lavish puns I say, “neigh.”

    Liked by 3 people

  2. clark May 4, 2023 / 15:35

    oh, man! thanks, a lot Suzette and Keith!

    here I was, thinking, as I read your Six, “ok, only a couple of comments, now what sounds like roan… no, better make that stallion, I got this!’

    then I read the comments

    Good Six, Keith.

    (not be a neigh-sayer, but with this level of puniation, I think I’d best sit this one out)

    Liked by 3 people

    • Keith's Ramblings May 4, 2023 / 16:24

      Suzette wasted no time in punning along and I could resist a bit of counter-punning. Your twopenn’orth has added more fire to the fun! Thank you muchly.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Spira May 4, 2023 / 17:39

        My thoughts exactly…one can only sit back and watch closely as two pros are exchanging pun…ches!

        Brilliant, Keith!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Liz H May 7, 2023 / 21:18

    Hey now, quit horsin’ around, Keith!
    (Actually, don’t ever stop)


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