How Many Does It Take…


 How Many Does It Take… a Drabble for FriFic

“Hi, Cheryl, it’s me, Ethel. I have a big favor to ask.”

“Ask away, Ethel?”

“Do you remember my new chandelier?”

“I wouldn’t exactly call it a chandelier, but go on.”

“It burned out, I was wondering if you could help me.”

“Is this one of those ‘how many does it take to change a light bulb’ jokes?”

“No, this is serious. Would you come over and hold me up so I can put a new one in? I’ll be quick.”

“Oh for God’s sake. How bout I bring my ladder and hold you so you don’t fall off?”

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100 Words from a photo prompt by Dale Rogerson, check out her stories, and of course everyone else at Friday Fictioneers!  

21 responses

  1. C’mon, Ethel, be reasonable! Pick you up… 😉
    Love these two old birds!

  2. Even with the ladder, I sense pending disaster here! 🙂

  3. The favour is big, but how big is Ethel? Ladder definitely required, ladies!

  4. If I were Ethel I’d hire ‘College Hunks’ to come over and help her with the chandelier! At least they would be fun to watch! 😆 Good one Ted! I love Ethel and Cheryl!!

    1. That would be more like their friend near Detroit, Betty.

  5. Nice story, Ted. The ladder sounds like a great idea!

  6. Wonderful characters.

  7. Dear Ted,

    This has disaster written all over it. But the story made me laugh. 😀



  8. Love is in the (chandel)air, maybe?

  9. Ladder most definitely required! We all need friends like Cheryl 🙂

  10. Uh oh, I’m with those who sense this is going to go wrong! The dialogue is pure slice of life.

  11. Conjures up many funny images, Ted! 😆

  12. Ethel and Cheryl are their adventures taken from women you know. Just asking curious minds want to know,
    txs for the lol Tedster

  13. My suggestions would be “wear pants” … lol!

  14. With those two dim-bulbs working on the problem, we may be in the dark for quite some time.

  15. Ethel and Cheryl are like chalk and cheese, supportive in different ways. Loved this, I expect Cherly will go up the ladder in the end. Fun read.

  16. I could actually picture Ethel and Lucy ( I Love Lucy) having this conversation 🙂

  17. LOl..yes a ladder is a better idea!

  18. Great to hear from Ethel and Cheryl. Although why Ethel wants Cheryl to hold her over a ladder, is anyone’s guess.

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