Wednesday is the New Friday!

Hello Dear Readers.  Well, if this is Wednesday, it must be Friday. Because at this blog, Wednesdays are the new Fridays! 

That’s because Rochelle Wisoff-Fields over at Addicted to Purple is the gracious hostess of Friday Fictioneers even though she doesn’t serve refreshments (that I know of) — where writers are inspired to write  a 100-word story based on the weekly posted picture.  Here’s this week’s picture:

Linda Vernon Humor enters Friday Ficitoneers

Louise Goes on a Date

But Louise, how could you borrow a Pietro Pairajelli dress from your place of work to wear to the movies with Howard?

“Well, I didn’t know we’d get robbed waiting in line, and they’d steal the Pietro Pairajelli and Howard’s toupee — the only two things we had of value.  I had to watch the movie in my slip, Betty, and poor Howard caught pneumonia and died.”

“From the draft on his head?”

“Uh huh.  And now I’ll be fired.”

“Wait! Isn’t that the Pietro Pairajelli over there on the fire escape, Louise?”


You’re the luckiest person on earth, Louise!

“I know, huh.”

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And there you have it Dear Readers.  This week’s story came in at 104 words no matter how much I tried to cram it into 100 — some stories just refuse to cooperate!

Until next time . . . I love you

29 thoughts on “Wednesday is the New Friday!

  1. If only Howard had a backup toupee in the form of a small dog like Chauncy, he would still be alive today.

  2. Cute story. Poor Howard that it was so cold in the theater that he died of pneumonia. What theater is that because i’m bald and I don’t don’t want to end up like Howard…

    • Haha! Well if you’re bald, I wouldn’t even go in unless you’re wearing a ski cap. It seems like they always have the air conditioning on full blast and whenever I go I swear I could see my breath if it wasn’t so dark! 😀

  3. If Wednesday is the new Friday, when is 60 going to become the new 40 already?! Anyway, you could get the story to 100 words by keeping Howard alive and dropping “caught pneumonia and died.” You wind up with:

    “I had to watch the movie in my slip, Betty, and poor Howard!”

    “From the draft on his head?”


    But it’s funnier as it is. Great job with the prompt!

    • Oh I loved the way you worked that, Perry! I think it would have been better that way. This story turned out to be one of those stories where you keep tweeking with it to the point that you just want to throw it out but you can’t because you’ve already spent so much time on it. 😛

  4. Dear Linda,

    Let me preface my comment by saying that you’re a warped individual. I like that in a person. 😉

    I have to admire Betty for watching the movie in her slip. That’s determination for you. Fun story.



  5. I’ll have to agree with Rochelle. I like warped individuals too (some have even accused me of being one). Now that she’s found the dress, can Howard’s toupee be far behind?

  6. Louise really wanted to see that movie to sit in her slip. She obviously overestimated the insulation powers of Howard’s toupee. When i read this the only Howard I can imagine is Howard Sprague from the Andy griffith Show. I can just hear him say. “Well gee Louise i know we were robbed, but it would be a terrible waste not to see the movie. I am sure no one will look at you in your slip.”

    • Oh Joe! This story has got Howard Sprague’s name written all over it, you’re right! Hahaha. I can just see him saying that too! LOL! Good call. 😀

    • Medical head warmers! Haha Lisa! And the great thing about that is that you could get a prescription for a toupee and your insurance would cover it! I’m surprised somebody hasn’t thought of that before! 😀

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