Friday Fictioneers… STOP THE MUSIC!!!



STOP THE MUSIC!!!… A Drabble for FriFic

“Hi, Cheryl, it’s me.”

“I know it’s you before I pick up the phone, stop telling me every time.”

“Well get over here, the shit’s going to hit the fan!”

“What the hell are you talking about, Ethel?”

“The kids, the kids downstairs playing music! I’ve called the cops!”

“No. I thought they were pretty good.”

“Well, you don’t live above them and have to listen to it night and day. Besides, I seem to remember you were pretty pissed when we were watching Big Brother, and now you won’t come over for Survivor.”

“Oh Yeah!!! I’ll be right over.”

♬ ♪ ♫ 𝄫♩♩♬ 𝄆 ♪ ♪ ♫ ♭ 𝄡 ♪ 𝄫 ♩ ♪ ♬


A 100 Word Flash Fiction for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers, based on her photo.

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13 responses

  1. Dear Ted,

    Between you, me, Cheryl and Ethel,

    I can’t tolerate either show. 😉 This made me think of when my youngest son lived at home. He’s a drummer and in the small house we had there was no escaping during his practice sessions.

    Snappy dialogue. Nice to see you here.



  2. Loved the story Ted! I think Ethel and Cheryl should try out for Survivor! 😆

  3. TV isn’t fit to watch anyway. They should open their ears and minds to the music. Just might be much more enjoyable! 🙂

  4. Dear Ted, Great dialog and I don’t think Ethel and Cheryl would make it on Survivor and Caerlynn (above comment) is right – there is little on TV that you can watch with even your adult children. GOOD JOB TED! Nan 🙂

  5. Dear Ted,
    Oh, I do love these two In fact, I think this is my favorite Ethel and Cheryl story to date (at least of those I’ve read). I could see this being my best friend and I in another 20 years, if we finally live close enough to just “pop by.” Except she’ll be chiding me for using the word “shit,” and The Amazing Race will be our reality show of choice.

    Thanks for the great read!

    Marie Gail

  6. “Well, you don’t live above them” sorta’ says it all, doesn’t it? Well done.

  7. I don’t know how my parents put up with all of my early-morning piano practicing. (They always said they liked it; I never quite believed them….) I love how how did this entirely in dialogue, with no tags, and still created present characters with backstory. Brilliant. 🙂

  8. Nice picture of keyboards =).

  9. tedster, great story I was lol. However, are these their real names, or have they been changed to protect the innocent.
    good job

  10. well written dialogues, i like it

  11. Ha – surviving practice depends a lot on the instrument I guess.. A neighbor’s daughter is playing harp and it can be divine sitting in the garden and listen…

  12. Loving Ethel and Cheryl, great job 😉

  13. I hope Ethel makes it over in time to see the cops pitch up – C&E are just going to love staring out the window and commenting on all that goes on. And great opening two lines – I imagine most of their conversations start that way.

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