Friday Fictioneers 14th September

This week’s PHOTO PROMPT for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Friday Fictioneer challenge is from J Hardy Carroll

‘I hope you have a head for heights!’ she admonished her embarrassed husband. ‘How are we going to get the kids in and out? So much for your bright idea of a new des-res! We’d be better off in a windmill!’
‘Don’t be like that Min. It was a golden opportunity, especially with the winter coming on.’
‘For heaven’s sake Mick! We’re mice, not flying bats! Why couldn’t we have moved into the Grandfather clock that stood in the corner? At least it was on the floor!’
‘Only because it was too tall for the shelf.’ he muttered to himself.

100 words

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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42 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 14th September

  1. Wonderful words and amazing photo.

  2. Ha ha – that was brilliantly funny! Thanks for making me laugh. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    She’s being harsh, it looks like a grand castle for mice. Great fun 🙂

  4. Ha ha ha, that was so much fun.

  5. draliman says:

    Fun, and great last line! I remember singing the “grandfather clock” song in music lessons at school 🙂

  6. Abhijit Ray says:

    At least some one is appreciating the grandfather clock? Lady rat must know, higher the hiding place more difficult it will be for exterminator to reach.

  7. JS Brand says:

    Lovely! This reminded me of a downtrodden former neighbour whose wife was ready to move home before they’d unpacked all the boxes at the latest one. 22 houses in 40 years!

  8. I’ve got a grandfather clock but it never occurred to me to live in it! I wonder…..

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  9. I can almost hear those mice pulling one another up on ropes.

    ‘Heave, heeeaave!’

  10. pennygadd51 says:

    Hickory, dickory dock, The mouse ran up the clock! I like the way you’ve rendered the domestic wrangling over the new accommodation!

  11. michael1148humphris says:

    My father father clock once houses a family of mice, they must have found it noisy for they soon departed.

  12. jillyfunnell says:

    Superb dialogue, I could see these bickering mice, no problem. And I think mama mouse will be okay. I’ve heard there’s a windmill in old Amsterdam on Zoopla.

  13. haha! Nicely told, I enjoyed spotting the references 😀

  14. Dale says:

    This was great fun… hopefully Mick can think up some kind of rope they can climb…

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