Friday Fictioneers 22nd October

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is our hostess for the Friday Fictioneers photoprompt challenge.
You can find out more and how to join in here
This week’s prompt is by Rochelle herself. Rather nice too if I may say so!
When I was told I was being taken out for a meal of chicken and chips, I had visions of a nice little bar or cafe with a checkered tablecloth and mugs of tea. I did not expect a fancy restaurant but was gutted when in a grotty pub I was presented with a pickled egg, bag of crisps and half a lager.

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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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45 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 22nd October

  1. Next time be sure to get the details in advance. Is grotty(gross) still a word ? I have only noticed it in early Beatle era references.

  2. neilmacdon says:

    I bet there was a sign behind the bar reading “Please don’t ask for credit as a punch in the mouth often offends”

  3. murisopsis says:

    Yuck! I don’t think that date would ever get a second chance!!

  4. michael1148humphris says:

    O how I used to love a pickled egg and a flagon of cider, thank you for recalling to my mind sunny days by the river in Oxford

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    What a disappointment! I hope that wasn’t the first outing after lockdown as well! πŸ˜‰

  6. GHLearner says:

    Ugh, that must have been a disappointment to put it mildly. I bet that acquaintance didn’t last.

  7. I hope you at least had a KitKat for dessert!

  8. James McEwan says:

    I hope the atmosphere improved…you’re lucky all I got was pork scratchings.

  9. Dear Di,

    It doesn’t sound like a nice experience. And re: my painting. Yes, you may say so. πŸ˜€ Thank you.



  10. Dale says:

    Maybe one must take into consideration who is doing the inviting… or maybe the place your MC was brought to is a “once was”… πŸ˜‰

  11. granonine says:

    Last time out with that guy, I’m thinking!

  12. Bill says:

    Sometimes I feel like I need to apologize for mankind. At other times I’m grateful that so many brothers work so hard to make me look good. πŸ™‚ Very good story.

  13. trishsplace says:

    Makes me ponder … why are fresh, hot, chips so magical! Random …

  14. Well, that wasn’t promising, but there’s more to life than food I suppose. Nice one!

  15. pennygadd51 says:

    The first of many disappointments it would seem. I hope the guy wasn’t too difficult to detach when you finally decided enough was enough.

  16. I wouldn’t be happy either – time to dump that friend!

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