Friday Fictioneers: 30th April

This week, Rochelle has chosen a photo by Dale Rogerson as our prompt.
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It’s a bit chilly don’t you think?
We’re getting old Flo, and feel the cold more.
I’ve always liked it here though, nice view.
It is indeed sweetheart, especially on a warm summer’s evening.  It’s why we stay.
Those days are long gone though Frank, aren’t they, you know, thanks to the floods?
‘Fraid so. Times are changing, and not for the better.
Do you think anyone misses us?
Maybe.
How long’s it been Frank?
About four years I think.
Oh well, at least no-one’s thrown our chairs away.
Yeah, there is that. Even ghosts have to rest.

98 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! 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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38 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: 30th April

  1. jenne49 says:

    What a delightful take on the prompt. And a lovely twist at the end.

  2. neilmacdon says:

    Even ghost have to rest. Never thought of that

  3. Wow! That’s a clever conversation twisting into a ghost story. Well done!

  4. Dora says:

    Sweet ghost story. Beautiful dialogue.

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    Two old friends just hanging out – quite soothing really 🙂

  6. Sadje says:

    Yes, even they want to sit once n a while. Great story Di

  7. Hey at least Frank and Flo are loyal to their old homestead.~

  8. GHLearner says:

    Such a sweet story. Maybe the poor ghosts can let go of their madness and explore new worlds?

  9. Loved the dialogue and the reveal at the end, it’s a ghostly tale!

  10. willowdot21 says:

    Very nice Di💜😍

  11. They are there in spirit. A lovely little tale Di.

  12. Dale says:

    I love that we don’t know they are ghosts until the last line. Ii guess they do have to rest now and again!

  13. A sad tale with a great twist at the end. Nice one.

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