Heavens to Murgatroyd!

“I’m thinking tunafish salad sandwiches.”
“Why? Ethel, you know I don’t like fish.”
“That’s so silly, Cheryl, just because you found a bone once.”
“More than once I found bones. They don’t pull them out right.”
“You can have a Devil Dog, I hear they make good hotdogs.”
“They don’t make the hotdogs, they just heat them up.”
“Well, have a heated up hotdog then!! I know you like chili dogs.”
“Nah, not in the mood for spicy.”
“Heavens to Murgatroyd! What will you eat?!?”
“For God’s sake, Ethel, haven’t heard that in ages. I’ll have the tuna.”

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Always fun to see one of my photos used for the prompt at Friday Fictioneers… Each week, 100 some writers making up 100 word flash fiction stories at the behest of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Nice to see Ethel and Cheryl show up for this one.

Here is where to find the stories…

19 responses

  1. Ethel’s husband is so finicky about food. A Snagglepuss impression may help, even.

  2. Seems as good a reason as any other to change you mind

  3. I haven’t heard that either! But I’m NOT eating tuna 🙂

  4. After all that she agreed, loved it so true to life lol txs for share

  5. Sometimes you just have to go through the process to get back where you started.

  6. I haven’t heard that iin ages either, it was good to be reminded of it

  7. Snagglepuss lives! Cute story Ted!

  8. That took me back a few years! Bring back the Yogi Bear Show I say!

    Here’s mine!

  9. Michael Humphris | Reply

    Heavens I don’t recall that saying. However I enjoyed the dialogue

  10. Dear Ted,

    Obviously I’m not the only one who remembers Snagglepuss, am I? Glad it helped Cheryl come to a decision. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fwpj27hlP4 Just in time for Saturday morning cartoons. 😉



    1. Actually, I don’t know Snagglepuss. I have heard the name, but never watched Yogi Bear. I had heard that saying before him. That was a good pick for a prompt.

  11. There are people out there who always do that… go round and round to chose the first option! Always enjoy a romp with these two.

  12. Ick to tuna! I would definitely take the chili dogs first – and quite happily. Fun story.

  13. Not sure I caught the reference… but it seems like it solved the problem of what to eat.

  14. Realistic, believable. Heavens to Betsy! (Easier to spell than Murga–whatever )

  15. A little pushback and she caves. I love it! Been a long time since hearing that expression. Would love to know the origins of it. Your photo has generated some really good stories, Ted.

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