Friday Fictioneers: Trust Me, Meredith!

Welcome, Dear Readers!  Today in this blog’s little neck of the woods, we shall  see if we can make up a story that’s not too big and not too little but just right!

It’s time for the 100-word, Friday Fictioneer’s weekly writing challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple and the three bears.

This week’s picture porridge was provided to us  by Roger Bultot.  


Trust Me, Meredith

Howard, don’t you think we should hire professionals to put in the pool?


You’ve never operated a bulldozer before.

I worked for Uncle Vinnie, and he owned a bulldozer!

But Howard, you were just mowing his lawn.

It’s the garage isn’t it, Meredith?  The one time I park the car in the garage without opening the door first, and you never let me forget it.

And the sprinklers.

What?  You’re bringing that up again?  I only drove next door!

But through the front yard.

You need to trust me more, Meredith.

Okay, Okay.  Go fire up the bulldozer, Howard.

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Until next time . . . I love you

55 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Trust Me, Meredith!

  1. Oh everything is just brilliant here! One almost cries at Howard’s absurd optimism….and the story leads into the pictures just so well.
    Truly the best laugh I’ve had in ages.

  2. lol another brilliant story here. i dunno… howard seems like a pretty trustworthy guy to me… but thank God i’m not the one married to him. ^^

  3. I am not sure as to which character is the bigger idiot. Very funny Linda. After all, all he wants to do is dig out the yard for a pool. How could he go wrong doing that?

  4. Absolutely brilliant! I love these characters – the dialogue creates a reality many of us can empathise with. It has taken the best part of 2 weeks to rebuild a flat pack wardrobe here… the bed is still a mattress on the floor…. I was wallowing in DIY self pity but now I can at least be glad that the dividing wall between the neighbour still stands!

    • Oh I love your upbeat attitude Neenslewy! I guess that proves there is always something good to be found in anything! I have been through some bouts of DIY self pity myself. It took husband three years update our kitchen!! Hopefully it won’t take you that long for your project! 😀

    • Aha! I don’t know, Ron, I don’t think Howard could even be trusted with a power toothbrush. Visions of broken mirrors and over-turned laundry hampers come to mind! 😀

  5. Dear Linda,

    I’m pretty sure this is really a biographic piece about my 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher. Just change the name to Kevin and you’ve captured him. Very funny. Thanks for giving me laughs this morning.



  6. Loved this. As usual your humour strikes the right chord with me. Still imagining Howard in that bulldozer…is the street still standing?

  7. This is not going to end well. Meredith knows that and I bet she doesn’t say ‘I told you so’ when it all goes wrong. Let’s hope Howard doesn’t undermine the foundations of the house.

    • Ha! He might not undermine the foundation, but by the times he’s finished I’d be willing to be the only thing standing will be the foundation! Thanks for coming by Sarah Ann! 😀

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