25/10/2018

ROMANTIC BONES - a 100 word story for Friday Fictioneers


ROMANTIC BONES

Mum hasn’t got a romantic bone in her body.
I asked her once, “You must have fallen in love with Dad?” but she soon shattered that illusion. “I got pregnant with you.”
Her garden is full of vegetables – she loathes flowers. “Dead in days and drop mess everywhere.”
She said the same when I wanted a puppy – except for the dead part, of course.
In a last-ditch attempt to ignite her romantic spark I took her to the famous Exhibition Hall.
She stared at the magnificent roof and said, “I wouldn’t fancy having to clean that.”
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I think of myself as a romantic, but I have a strong streak of practicality which asks, 'How would one clean that roof?' Possibly by employing my grandson Joe, an abseiler who tackles jobs just like that. At the moment he is in Sydney, working at their famous cricket ground - my husband is green with envy.
Thanks to Roger Bultot for this week's photo and to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers on her blog https://rochellewisoff.com/

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34 comments:

  1. I don't fancy cleaning it either – and I'm very romantic!

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  2. Glad it's not just me, Patsy!

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  3. It's a fair point - the window cleaners must hate it!

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    1. They can't do it very often, can they?

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  4. Oh, what a sad life Mum must have had.

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    1. Never simply stood and stared - very sad.

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  5. Ha ha - she's too prosaic for her own good! Nicely done, Lizy.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  6. Haha :-) It was worth a try but Mum's never going to change!

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  7. That's one way of looking at it. Poor adult kid.

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    1. She will have to accept that is just the way Mum is.

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  8. No she is not romantic. She is engrossed in her own world. Nice take on the prompt.

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  9. just telling it like it is, i guess. :)

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  10. Good grief! Such an unpleasant woman. I've know a few just like her and make a point to make them smile. Of course, they're not my mom.

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    1. Not so much unpleasant as totally lacking in imagination. I feel sorry for her.

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  11. Some people are just like that, aren't they? No matter how much you can enthuse about something, they just feel the need to throw a wet rag on it.

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    1. She could at least have made an effort for her daughter's sake.

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  12. This made me laugh. I love flowers--Terry says they just die and mess up the house. I love beautiful music playing.. He says it's distracting. There's a long list. Amazingly, we've rubbed along quite happily, each accommodating the other, for going on 50 years :)

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  13. A very practical mind... but maybe she enjoys cooking those vegetables she grows to something savory

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    1. Maybe she does, but flowwrs on the table are nice too!

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  14. I appreciate her mother's practical side and her daughter's desire to see the romantic side. We're all different. The mother sounds like a hoot. =)

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  15. Dear Liz,

    I'd say Mum is practical to the bone. The last line made me laugh out loud. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle-Come-Lately

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  16. Now we all seem to be virtually looking up for dust! lol

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    1. It would take more than a duster to clean that!

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