Friday Fictioneers: 1st April

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is our hostess for Friday Fictioneers.
This week, our picture is provided by Roger Bultot

He’d lost count of the number of times people had come into his shop asking for their shoes to be resoled or stitched. He had to explain that the boots and shoes on the pole above his establishment were nothing to do with him and he was a simple newsagent.
When asked, he spun a yarn about would-be grooms getting too drunk on their bachelor nights and being told they’d shimmied the wall and tied their shoes there. Oh well, it was good for business when the tourists came as they always felt obliged to buy something.

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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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19 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: 1st April

  1. Liz Young says:

    He’s an enterprising chap, your newsagent!

  2. michael1148humphris says:

    It sounds like he is learning a new trade as a story teller.

  3. neilmacdon says:

    Cunning fellow!

  4. elmowrites says:

    Might as well have a story for it!

  5. murisopsis says:

    yep! I feel the same way when I go to a business to find a geocache!

  6. Once his story gets around, I imagine it will become a regular bachelor night tradition! He’s going to need a longer pole!

  7. willowdot21 says:

    A very intriguing story 💜💜

  8. Bill says:

    Well done. What is good for business must be told. 🙂

  9. Margaret says:

    Sounds like the newsagent has good PR skills. He should go a long way. He could also go into the second-hand shoe business if he had a long enough ladder. Good story.

  10. granonine says:

    Enjoyed your take on this prompt 🙂

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