Friday Fictioneers ~~ July 12, 2013

Good Friday to everyone! Hope today is filled with sunshine and happiness. Can you tell I’m happy today? Want to know why? No? Well I’m going to tell you anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Neener, neener.

I’m happy because I’m alive and breathing. Ha! Seriously, I’m happy because I’m finally getting the roof of my house fixed this weekend! Yea!!!!! It’s been 2 months of nasty weather, rain, winds, hail. You name it we got it. Record floods too, can’t forget that.

Almost from the first week after we moved to this place (at the end of May) the roof has leaked. Then we got really high winds, which took the darn shingles right off. So the roof leaked even worse. My bedroom was the worst hit. At one point I couldn’t even open my bedroom door because it was swollen with rain water. Ugh. It’s been pure hell. We have had record rain falls this past month or so.

I would have gotten it fixed sooner except for a few things. First I was broke. Moving and buying a house is expensive. Second the damn rain wouldn’t stop!! This weekend is supposed to be rain free, kinda. We have a 40% this afternoon and a 60% chance on Sunday. You think I’m lucky enough to get the roof done before or in between the rain storms? We shall see. Cross your fingers for me!!

Anyhoo, on with the Friday Fictioneer challenge this week! Hope you enjoy it. If you do or you don’t I appreciate any and all comments.

THE CHALLENGE:

Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and an end. (No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.ย However, I respectfully ask for your consideration. Please refrain from taking the ย liberty of posting 200 words or more as a Friday Fictioneers story. Thank you.)

THE KEY:

Make every word count.

Thanks once more to our patient and talented hostess Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Please click on her name if you want to join us or if you want to read other fantastic stories based on the same picture!

 

Copyright โ€“ Randy Mazie
Copyright โ€“ Randy Mazie

 

Genre: General Fiction (98 words)

Bigwigs in City Hall have no respect for the dead, Jerome thought.

Keep the cemeteryย looking nice they told him, while they cut his budget by two-thirds.

He knew his cousin Darryl had goats.ย Had to get the grass down somehow. The goats liked the job and Jerome got to sit for a spell.

City officials were shocked at the goats. No goats in the cemeteryย they told Jerome. We can’t have goats defiling the graves!

In Jerome’s mind the only thing defiling the graves was the old goats in City Hall who just voted themselves another raise.

 

Goat on hill

 

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39 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers ~~ July 12, 2013

    1. JackieP

      Thank you tiny. they started work this afternoon, I didn’t expect them till sometime tomorrow. Sooner is always much better. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. JackieP

      Dear Doug,

      Thanks so much for stopping by and reading. Appreciate it. The sun is shining for now, later probably not.

      ๐Ÿ™‚

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          1. JackieP

            I live in Alberta Canada, we have had record floods and rain. Also hail and high winds. Been a fury of a spring and summer. I heard London was quite warm lately. Hope you enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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          2. Sorry to hear that. Really good your roof is prepared for it. How is it standing up to the weather?

            I really enjoyed London and the weather was hot. Will be posting about my trip in the next few days.

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    1. JackieP

      Yup, there you were in my spam Sandra. I hope WordPress gets that fixed soon. That is no place for you! Thank you for your kind words. No I don’t think anyone is happy because they all seem to be crooks.

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