Bickering Rooftops

“Just look at her over there—thinking she’s better than the rest of us.”

“Come on, Sally. How do you know what she’s thinking?”

“Oh really, Jim? You’re gonna take her side? Typical…”


“—Don’t think I haven’t noticed you talking about her newfound flamboyance.”

“No! I… Well it’s hard not to notice how fantastically she sticks out.”

“‘Fantasically’! I remember you used to talk about how fantastically I stuck out…”

“Oh, come on babe…”

“Don’t ‘come on babe’ me! Admit it! My shingles don’t do it for you anymore, do they!?”

“Well they are a bit tattered…”

With all the stress and emotions of the US election today, I decided to go with a lighthearted joke of a story this week. I hope you enjoyed it!

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PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

Word count: 98



  1. rochellewisoff · November 9, 2016

    Dear Nick,

    Amusing take on the prompt. I like the use of metaphor. Nicely done.



    Liked by 1 person

  2. FabricatingFiction · November 9, 2016

    This made me smile!


  3. Iain Kelly · November 9, 2016

    Ha, very amusing, great take on the prompt 🙂


  4. neilmacdon · November 9, 2016

    What fun!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Clare Hempstead · November 9, 2016

    Very amusing take on the prompt! 🙂


  6. Dale · November 10, 2016

    That was very fun! Poor tattered rooftop…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Rosemary Carlson · November 10, 2016

    Enjoyed it a great deal. The U.S. Elections were a killer!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. spicedmullings · November 10, 2016

    Giggle, giggle, giggle. Awesome piece, especially about the shingles!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. gahlearner · November 10, 2016

    Beautiful, fun, lighthearted. Just what we all need right now. 🙂


  10. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover · November 11, 2016

    Poor Sally with her tattered shingles. Nice light hearted piece, I like others needed this this week.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Poppy Peacock · November 11, 2016


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  12. Michael Wynn · November 12, 2016

    I was laughing from start to finish, but favourite bit has to be tattered shingles. Nice one.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. aliciajamtaas · November 13, 2016

    Thanks for your light-hearted take on the prompt. We all need smiles right now! And you provided a big one.

    Liked by 1 person

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