Friday Fictioneers: 17th June

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is our host for the Friday Fictioneers photoprompt challenge.
Not feeling very well, she’s supplied one of her own pictures to inspire us.
Here’s hoping my effort this week will raise a smile.
Money was tight, but he had an idea.
It wasn’t the most original, but she loved balloons so he parted with his last two pound coin and selected one that had been discounted off the shelf.
Imagine his dismay at the greeting when it was blown up.
Hopefully she’d see the joke.
He picked some roses from his garden and knocked on her door.
‘Happy birthday Mum’ he said.
Sniffing and coughing into a tissue, she took the balloon and rasped
‘How did you know?’

85 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! 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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31 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: 17th June

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    πŸ™‚ That worked out rather well. Nicely done.

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    I wish my son was that thoughtful. 😊

  3. neilmacdon says:

    All’s well that ends well

  4. michael1148humphris says:

    Lucky boy,

  5. Sadje says:

    A lucky guess!

  6. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! Perfect!!

  7. granonine says:

    And both of them were happy πŸ™‚

  8. willowdot21 says:

    Love this πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  9. Bill says:

    The best luck is good luck. πŸ™‚

  10. Dear Di,

    He’s the hero for the day without trying. Cute.



  11. What a bit of luck! Well done Di – and the lad!

  12. Margaret says:

    Home grown roses and a bright balloon. What a lucky mum. Sweet story.

  13. GHLearner says:

    That’s lovely and he is lucky. I still would have liked to see if Mum got the joke though. πŸ˜€

  14. Perfect timing. It’s as if he was directed to the balloon.
    Nicely written …

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