Oh for God’s sake, Ethel!


Oh for God’s sake, Ethel!… a drabble for Fri Fic

A telephone rings…


“No???  I haven’t said anything yet, Cheryl!”

“I know exactly what you’re going to say today, Ethel. And, it’s a hairbrained idea.”

“Okay, Miss Marple, what?”

“You’ve been obsessed with American Ninja Warrior and your favorite is Meagan Martin, a rock climber. Right so far?”


“I thought so! REI just opened a new climbing wall and you want to do it.”

“I think it would be fun.”

” I think it would be crazy, and I don’t need to take you to the emergency room again. Ask Betty to go, she likes the Red Wings, now that’s crazy.”



Meagan… not Ethel                                     REI in Seattle

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Photo Prompt by CEAyr for Friday Fictioneers.  Check out the other writers to see what they did with this image.

Photo of Meagan Martin is by littlebangtheory at the Dark Horse Climbing Competition at Metrorock climbing gym in Everett, MA.

16 responses

  1. Another swing at my poor babies (The Red Wings), well maybe I should take you to a game, and if I’m lucky you might get hit in the head by a puck, which hopefully may knock some sense into you! 😀 Loved the story Ted.

    1. Betty, you should take Ted to a Wings game so he can see a real hockey game. While he’s there, maybe you can help him win a few Trivia Crack games from me. I’m starting to feel a little sorry for the poor guy. Ha, who am I kidding ???? I love it!!

      Good story Ted.

  2. Sounds like Ethel has dreams beyond her capabilities. This would be one example of where “REACH FOR YOUR DREAMS” isn’t the best advice.

  3. I really like the high fun quotient in your stories . Awesome!

  4. Don’t listen Ethel. Put on your climbing boots and a parachute and go for it!

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  5. How hard-hearted of Cheryl to recommend Ethel goes with Betty! Doesn’t matter if she has to go to the Emergency Room as long as Cheryl isn’t the one taking her. Nice one, Ted!

  6. So, first it was streaking, and then it was something involving flowers, and now she’s wanting to go rock climbing. This Ethel is a busy woman! Well done!

  7. I like Ethel’s spunk!
    This was a hoot, Ted!

  8. Rolling stones gather no moss, neither does a rock climbing Ethel. Fun story.

  9. Let’s go to the Hard Rock Café afterwards.

  10. I’ll be glad to do the cafe, but let’s just skip the climbing rock. Makes me shiver!

  11. Dear Ted,

    Tell Cheryl I’m with her. No rock climbing. I have enough rocks in my head. 😉



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    Love Ethel and Cheryl. You take me into their world with such ease.

  13. Another fun adventure. Thanks for taking us there.

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