I should have ducked

I heard a sound outside, so I turned on the front porch light, opened the front door, and got walloped in the face by a soggy newspaper. It was chucking it down.
That damn paperboy was so lazy, he threw the papers on his round at the doors rather than put them in the mail boxes at the end of the drive.
OK, I’ll give him his due that whatever the weather, he ensured the daily paper was delivered first thing, even if it meant a four o’clock start.
I’d given up complaining as it was threatened that deliveries would cease, but this was really the last straw and perhaps I should cancel my order.
Then I saw the culprit and couldn’t believe my eyes.
The ‘delivery boy’ was older than I was and just happened to be the owner of the newsagents. I watched in fascination at his rhythmic pedalling as without losing a beat, he took aim and thwack, the paper hit the door and landed on the mat ever single time.

Written for Fandango’s Story Starter 22d March
I heard a sound outside, so I turned on the front porch light, opened the front door, and…


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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9 Responses to I should have ducked

  1. rugby843 says:

    Loved this!

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. murisopsis says:

    Inventive! I remember the paper delivery – the paper boys would work quickly and efficiently. But our paper always landed on the driveway. It was always a treasure hunt if it was snowing!!

  3. Fandango says:

    Our paper is always dropped at the end of our driveway close to the street. Thanks for joining in, Di.

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Lol 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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