Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Addicted to Purple is the host of a writing challenge called Friday Fictioneers and, as such, posts a picture every Wednesday to serve as an inspiration to writers everywhere, whether they be from planet earth or from one of the other fifty billion planets that are now thought to exist in the Milky Way alone.
Here’s this week’s story-inspiring picture:
Mr. Flibbish’s Resume
Hello Mr. Flibbish. Your resume says you worked as a plasma donor?
Yes, I was responsible for sitting until they told me to get up and go home.
Excellent! And what did stock photographer’s model entail?
Standing where they told me to stand.
Uh huh. I see. And you were the “feels like guy” for Weather.com?
Yes. I stood outside and reported back what I thought the temperature felt like.
Oh very good! Now, we just have one last question. How do you feel about pointy objects?
I love them!
Congratulations, Mr. Flibbish! You’re hired! Welcome aboard the Rent-a-Centurion team!
59 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Mr. Flibbish’s Resume”
Very original take on the guard theme! He seems perfect for the job.
Thanks Hannah! 😀
As he is a professional stand-around guy, I hope those pointy objects aren’t used to prod him into action. Cute story.
Hey! That’s not a bad idea VB! 😀
Isn’t that a woman?
Yes and no.
sounds like the right person for the job
Yes! They were lucky to get him! He’s an oustanding stander! 😀
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Linda, that was SOLID! I like the humor and the way it played out. Well-done!
Ah! Thanks! 😀
I wonder if I could hire Flibbish to take my next prostrate exam for me? That would certainly look good on his resume and possibly lead to some colonoscopy opportunities as well.
I think he works for minimum wage too!
well i know i wouldn’t have a colonoscopy for minimum…come to think of it, I wouldn’t have one for millions…i don’t think?
Haha! Me either! Not if I could help it! 😀
ya just so wrong! lol
Haha Russel!! I’ll forward this information to him as soon as possible. I’ve never known him to turn down a colonoscopy opportunity! (I know he’s on a Thursday night boweling league so this would be right up his alley, interest-wise.)
So glad you liked it Bucky! 😀
I hope Mr. Flibbish’s next job doesn’t include flat things as that is obviously not his forte.
I know. He was tossing and turning on his bed of nails all night long worrying about flat surfaces. Poor Mr. Flibbish.
Linda, your link on the inlikz page doesn’t work.
Whoops, just saw the second one.
As for Mr. Flibbish…:-)
Ha! Thanks for the heads up! I had so much trouble linking up my story yesterday. I guess I just got nervous imagining Mr. Flibbish standing over my shoulder watching my every move! 😀
The despot has taken care of the unlinking link.
I love Mr. Flibbish’s boots! He’s got the job 😀
Haha! Yes those boots were definitely made of standin’!!
The employer got his man:) well done
Thank you. I think he’ll be well pleased with his choice of standers. 😀
P.S. I would love to be the “feels like” person–what a great job!
OH me too!! But I’d probably get fired for having to give a big long explanation as to the whys and wherefores of my decree! HA! 😀
Haha..so silly, it made me smile.
Oh Good! I love when that happens! ;D
Comical and original – you don’t disappoint Linda.
Thank you Sandra! 😀
Wonder how much it costs to rent a centurion. He’d be a great conversation starter at a party. Clever story. Unique and fun.
Hey maybe that really would be a good idea for a business! Ha! So glad you liked ti Rochelle! 😀
This was witty and droll, darling — and an unique take on the prompt.
Why thank you Helena! 😀
Haha! This is so funny. I can’t imagine a better candidate for the job.
Ha! Me either. Standing is his calling! 😀
Great take. A stand up job. Great standing experience. Mr. Flibbish and you get a standing ovation!
A centurion’s job is never done. I don’t think he’ll stand for it for long.
I like the name Flibbish! I could do with some of whatever he’s got – might keep me sitting at the computer long enough to finish a manuscript!
He seems like a real ambitious guy.. wonder what promotions look like… bed-testing?
HA! Bed Testing would be a great promotion! Right up Mr. Flibbish’s alley, Bjorn! 😀
rent a centurion was original 🙂 nice
Thanks Shreyank!! 😀
That’s too funny! Great work
Thanks HL. And thanks for coming by! 😀
LOL the man’s got talent! he’ll go places.. or maybe not. very funny ^^
Thank KZ. Glad you enjoyed it! 😀
Oh that was hilarious Linda, I’m still smiling. A very witty take on the prompt.
Oh thank you Dee! So glad you enjoyed it. 😀
I have to say my favorite part is the “feels like guy”. How exactly can you know what it feels like other than by looking at a thermometer?
I know isn’t that funny? I just looked at the Weather channel and it says its 64 and it feels like 64. How about that huh? Who would have guessed! HA! 😀
What gets me is when i go outside in the Winter and they tell me it should feel like 25 and feels like -100!
I know! I think the feels like guy isn’t very good at his job! You should apply Joe. 😀