Simply 6 Minutes 15th March

They asked her what her secret to a long life was.
She smiled and said it was honest living, a sherry before bed, the love of a good man, and her twenty a day habit.
To the cheers and chorus of Happy Birthday, she leaned forward and lit her cigarette of the day.
As they put her to bed, she chuckled to herself.
‘What’s the joke?’ her carer asked.
‘Nothing really, except I’m only 99!’
74 words.

Written for Christine’s Simply 6 Minutes photoprompt 15th March 2022


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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16 Responses to Simply 6 Minutes 15th March

  1. Carol anne says:

    Awe nicely done, Di! Xo

  2. Hahahaha! Great ending! I can picture it too! She’d be laughing so hard! Thanks for participating!

  3. Reblogged this on Stine Writing and commented:
    Di’s take on Granny’s habit

  4. Sadje says:

    Haha, only 99!!!

  5. John Holton says:

    Joke’s on us, huh?

  6. willowdot21 says:

    Cheeky lady bless her!! 💜💜💜

  7. Awesome creative mini-story ~ especially the end portion ~ Chuckle! Chuckle!

  8. murisopsis says:

    Ha! A very fun read!

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