Friday Fictioneers: KEEP ON PUSHING!


KEEP ON PUSHING!… another 100 word story

It was hard dirty work.  He thought, when reaching this stage of his life, he could just rest.  But, it hadn’t worked that way.  Not only was he in a dark and confined space, but just a few days ago they put in a new guy next door, he was making a lot of noise every time he pushed.  It bothered him, affected what little sleep they were allowed.

“Hey there! Stop groaning, you’re waking the dead!”

“Sorry, can’t help it. I’d heard they said we did this, but these Lilies are heavy.

“It’s supposed to be Daisies, you idiot!”

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New York City writer Lora Mitchell gave the Friday Fictioneers an interesting photo to prompt our stories.

Here they are…

35 responses

  1. I love to start my day with a big grin… thank you! Ingenious take on the prompt.

  2. Talk about evil humour! Very sharp…really well-written that one, in many ways – Congrats on Trifecta too!

  3. enjoyed the piece… glad it wasn’t crypt-ic. So to speak.

  4. Haha this was very clever, I actually thought they were in a retirement home for the first few lines, took me a moment to realize ‘waking the dead’ was literal. Good job!

  5. Good one again Ted!! Wonderful.

  6. Very funny, such a nice pun! I love when word play is this effective 😉

  7. 😆 pushing up the daisy. You crack me up. 🙂

  8. Terrific! I love your humor.

  9. Nice one, Ted. Perfect middle-of-the-day grin, which is always appreciated.


  10. Ohhhh! Hahahahahahahaha! Great, Ted! Makes me wonder who the character was. I enjoyed it.

  11. Hi Ted,
    No rest, even after you’re dead? Guess I might as well go on living. Great, funny, creative story. Ron

  12. You read my mind. Nice take, I enjoyed the humor.

  13. *snort* Oh Ted… :p

  14. really a good take on the prompt:) a nice read

  15. So much for being laid to rest, eh? Nice one, Ted. Smiling. And thanks for the FB plug.

  16. Oh, that got a pre-coffee chuckle from me! And a bit of comedy is good after reading all the death-related stories. Good work!

    Here’s mine, death related, of course:

  17. Such morbid humour. Brilliant take, Ted

  18. Morbid humour. A brilliant take, ted.

  19. If you can laugh at all things your life will be lighter. A good piece of humor Ted.

  20. I enjoyed the story Ted. Very cleverly written!

  21. So much for Rest in Peace, I guess. 🙂 Always look on the bright side of death, I guess.

  22. You made me laugh, thank you! Love this one 🙂

  23. I don’t think I could be so calm being conscious in my box. Good story Ted.

  24. LOL. Really enjoyed this. Before reading, I was happy to be buried when my time came. I was looking forward to the rest. Now I’m thinking about cremation.

  25. Haha! Nice bit of dark humour to lighten a difficult evening in Elmo-land. Thanks, Ted

  26. Excellent twinkling-eyed morbidity! Very nice work.

  27. haha loved this! it’s dark and hilarious and delightfully clever all at the same time ^^ what crazy brilliant things dwell inside that mind of yours haha

  28. Haha…I burst out laughing. I think I’ll make plans to be cremated so I won’t have to worry about “pushing up lilies…ooops, I mean daisies…” LOL.

  29. Muy interesante escrito, agradable su lectura.
    Feliz jornada

  30. Dear Ted,

    This one was hilarious. If that’s what I have to look forward to, then I’m not going.



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