Unbelievable Stories

And so it came to pass that my antipodean friend (and yours), Jessie Ansons, challenged me via Twitter to reply to her groovy slice of Friday Fiction (which you can, and should, read here). So, because I don’t like shirking a challenge (and because I was scared she’d call me names if I didn’t) I did. Here goes.

Unbelievable Stories

I’ve been teasing the boy since the day he was born.
His father, my son, thought it was funny, though torn,
‘coz his Mrs, you see, was ne’er fond of a laugh;
spending her days with a stick up her…


So when he was older, around eight or nine,
I told him a story of these fingers of mine.
The old maze out the back was the perfect of hooks,
and as the story unfolded he gave me a look.

Of fear
Of amazement
Of sadness.

But worth it for the cuddle in this comfy old chair.

Catch up with the rest of the Friday Fiction stories over at Rochelle’s blog. 1 photo. 100 words. Endless possibilities.


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18 thoughts on “Unbelievable Stories

  1. Dear Peter,

    Dare I say that your story fits Jessie’s like a hand in a glove–minus two fingers. 😉 Nice job.



  2. I think that it might be worth the two fingers even if they were not for real for that cuddle

  3. Aw… always go for the cuddles.

  4. Bravo on an excellent #replyfiction Binks! The ahem was my favourite part 🙂

  5. […] (Check out Mr Binks and his funny #replyfiction to this piece here) […]

  6. I loved this! It was wonderful.

  7. What a great response, I love the idea of working in tandem with another Friday Fictioneer

  8. Margaret says:

    Very funny and very clever. Most entertaining.

  9. wildbilbo says:

    Funny well written poem. The rhyming is very well done.

  10. Liz Young says:

    Worth it for a cuddle says it all really. Nice story-poem.

  11. adamjasonp says:

    Cuddles and a—ahem. Funny and warm.

  12. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Jesse, I really enjoyed your story! It was funny and clever! Nan 🙂

  13. storydivamg says:

    Dear Peter,
    You have a knack for rhyme and rhythm that I think you would do well to practice and hone. 🙂 Since I landed here before reading Jessie’s story this week, I shall now pop over there to read exactly how this hand fits a glove.

    All my best,
    Marie Gail

  14. […] him to a #replyfiction on my piece about horrors in a hedge maze. And he excelled, explaining the softer side of the old […]

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