30/11/2016

RED SILK DRESS

RED SILK DRESS

Living on a sheep ranch, internet shopping was the best way to get groceries. Unfortunately, Dave’s new bride Stella didn’t stop at food. First his old furniture needed replacing, and admittedly his bed-linen was past its best, but when the red silk dress arrived he’d had enough. “A spell up-country will teach you to appreciate nature instead of shop goods,” he said, and drove them deep into the bush.

After setting up camp Dave went hunting, but when he returned he found Stella unpacking a box. “I ordered two comfy chairs,” she said happily, “They were a Black Friday bargain.”

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Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers - an online group of people who write a 100 word story each week prompted by a photograph. This week's photo was taken by Jan Wayne Fields. To read how other wirters interpreted it, go to  https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ , after commenting on my story first, please!
ps. for those who don't live in England, this is the week we have been 'enjoying' that American import - Black Friday sales.

35 comments:

  1. I wonder which delivery company she used!

    Enjoyed that little offering, Lizy.

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    1. Tesco delivered to our neighbours at ten o'clock last Sunday!

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  2. Delivered by drone I wonder. :-)

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  3. Gotta be comfy, even when camping!

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    1. Naturally - you're the expert, Patsy!

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  4. You need comfy chairs when camping... excellent bargain. Wonder if she can fix up a TV as well

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    1. She'll be watching TV on her tablet!

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  5. A shopper is a shopper is a shopper... poor bugger did not know what he signed up for with her!

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    1. A hard lesson to learn - marry in haste, repent at leisure.

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  6. Dear Liz,

    Happy to share our American tradition. ;) It sounds like she knows her way around any situation. Nice one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Personally I can live without yet another excuse for too many adverts and too much spending!

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  7. Dear Liz,

    Resourceful woman. She'll trade him in soon and start moving up the for chain. Well done.

    Yours,

    Doug

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    1. She shouldn't have married a sheep farmer to start with.

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  8. Nice try, Dave :-)
    Made me smile!

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    1. Dave's best wasn't good enough. Thanks for visiting, Alastair.

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  9. Oh, had to have a good laugh at this one. :)

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  10. This is a hoot! You can't keep a good shopper down. I can just imagine the look on his face. Thanks for the smile you put on mine.

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    1. I aim to please, Alicia, but only when I'm in the mood!

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  11. Haha..she is very resourceful!
    I love it!

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    1. She is, though I didn't go too deeply into how she persuaded a delivery driver to go out that far!

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  12. Now we've moved to a rural area, I've come to appreciate the attractions of internet shopping. I understand her syndrome perfectly. Good one.

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    1. Don't you sometimes yearn for that slow trail round the shops, being barged into from all sides, queueing for hours to pay, struggling laden with bags back to the car ... ?

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  13. Ha, ha! Very topical! This made me smile.

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    1. Thanks Clare - I enjoyed making a departure from doom and gloom.

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  14. Just rediscovered and catching up with your blog. According to my Blogger reading list you haven't posted anything for a year!? I found my way here via Twitter. Enjoying reading lots of brilliant stories!

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    1. Hi Linda - after moving back to UL a year ago I changed my blog title from expat - perhaps that's why you lost me? I've been blogging every week all this time, so feel free to scroll back!

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  15. Hilarious! Well done, Liz. :)

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Thanks Susan, and thanks also for being such a regular visitor.

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  16. Maybe it was a company that promised to deliver anywhere. It's harder to get away from civilization these days. Hilarious, Liz. Good writing. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. thanks Suzanne - it was probably Amazon!

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