100 words …

…for Friday Fictioneers which is hosted by Rochelle.





I attended a lecture the other day. It wasn’t meant to be a lecture, just a drink with some mates, but whenever  Brainbox Brian turns up he always attempts to impart his wisdom upon us.

He told us how living a monochrome life in a kaleidoscopic environment deprives us of the nectarous nature that’s there for the tasting. How we should leave the chill of a blinkered perspective and embrace the warmth that surrounds us.

Well, something like that!

So I bought a colouring book, some crayons and a bar of chocolate, then lit a log fire. Excellent suggestions Brian!

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50 thoughts on “100 words …

  1. Suzette Benjamin May 10, 2023 / 15:00

    Profound advice from Brainbox Brian.
    P.S. Isn’t there a game called “BrainBox” any relation to Brainbox Brian?
    Brian and brain are anagrams. Brillint writing.

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 10, 2023 / 17:46

      I do believe there is, but I doubt there’s a connection as his version would be very boring! As for the anagram, well spotted, I wondered if anyone would notice!

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  2. rochellewisoff May 10, 2023 / 18:14

    Dear Keith,

    It does sound like the ideal way to spend an evening. Color on.




  3. msjadeli May 10, 2023 / 18:27

    Fun story and his mate, though aggravating, had the right idea this time.

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  4. James McEwan May 10, 2023 / 19:33

    I think Brian should get the drinks in, then maybe you’ll stay. Does the pub empty as he arrives?
    Great picture you’ve created, I am attracted to the chocolate.

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  5. Alicia Jamtaas May 10, 2023 / 20:27

    I think Brainbox Brian would make me want more than chocolate and a fire. Perhaps a dram of whiskey. Well done.

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  6. messymimi's meanderings May 11, 2023 / 01:18

    If you’re doing what you love, it’s not a monochrome existence and if coloring, chocolate and a warm fire is what you love, go for it!

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  7. Marie aka Dolly! May 12, 2023 / 08:27

    Hello Mate, Cute huh? Anyway, did I tell you my grandpa was from London (on my father’s side) my maiden name is Chamberlin & do you know what a Chamberlin is? It’s the King’s butler that dresses him! hahaha- At least that’s what I was told! On mom’s side my grandparents came here from Sicily… & I bet you were there too weren’t ya? Hmmm Anyway, got to get to bed, getting late. Sorry I didn’t make it here Wednesday… I usually poke around on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays!!! Love Wordless Wednesdays over at Steve’s! Well, have a nice weekend! I’m waiting for my Children 4 & families to descend upon me & the kids run across the street to the park (I don’t see them much, but maybe it’ll be nice & I will be there too). HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!


    • Keith's Ramblings May 12, 2023 / 10:13

      The Lord Chamberlain is indeed the highest-ranking staff member in the royal household! Sounds like you will be very busy, I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun!


  8. poetisatinta May 12, 2023 / 14:26

    Brainbox Brian does have some sound advice then – you just need to interpret what he really means and all is good – nice one Keith 😊


  9. Nobbinmaug May 12, 2023 / 20:13

    It seems some lectures bear fruit or at least chocolate.


  10. Dawn May 13, 2023 / 15:28

    Love the solution! 💞


  11. granonine May 13, 2023 / 16:08

    Brainbox Brian seems to be ubiquitous in every gathering. At least his words didn’t go wasted this time 🙂


  12. susanrouchard May 14, 2023 / 11:09

    thank you Keith, quite the philosopher in this one. Never take life too seriously would be the cure …


  13. Laurie Bell May 14, 2023 / 21:35

    Hahahaha oh Brian!
    That’s a mouthful of a sentence


  14. Sascha Darlington May 15, 2023 / 22:20

    Well, I guess Brainbox Brian had a point. Chocolate, crayons and a coloring book sound pretty good right now. 🙂


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