Friday Fictioneers 11th September

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is our host for this weekly challenge. You can find out more here
This week, she has selected one of her own photos as our prompt

Sally had spent months making the chimes and window dressings for her new business.
Today was the grand opening and she waited expectantly for the little bell to ring announcing her first customer.
Three hours later, she hadn’t had a single visitor and checked to see that the door was indeed unlocked.
It was then that she kicked herself for her dyslexia as the sign read NOPE instead of OPEN.

70 words.

About pensitivity101

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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38 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 11th September

  1. Jen Goldie says:

    LOL! I didn’t even notice the spelling possibilities…….Great Take! 😏😊

  2. trishsplace says:

    I hadn’t even seen that! Well done.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    That’s absolutely brilliant πŸ’œ

  4. Sadje says:

    Fantastic take on the prompt.

  5. murisopsis says:

    I guess I’m not so observant today! Well played!

  6. Iain Kelly says:

    At least it wasnt because her shop was bad! Hopefully the customers will arrive now.

  7. Cute story, Di. Hope she gets it straightened out.



  8. Bill says:

    Indeed. I can imagine such things happening on the first day. It’s a sign, you see. πŸ™‚

  9. Thank goodness she noticed after three hours, not three weeks! Nice one Di.

  10. granonine says:

    Well, at least it was an easy thing to fix :). Cute story!

  11. Dale says:

    Definitely not a way to welcome people into her brand-new shop! Fun story.

  12. ahtdoucette says:

    LOL. Fun take on the prompt. I’m sure she will do better next time.

  13. James McEwan says:

    We all make those kind of mistakes, but how did she notice with her dyslexia? Perhaps we all do notice our mistakes when we pay more attention to the detail. A charming humorous story with a subtle lesson.

  14. Oops, it’s a good thing she checked! Now, the customers will come. =)

  15. Anita says:

    At least she realized! Now things should be fine with a new sign πŸ™‚

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