Out of work? There’s always the midnight shift….
Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.
This week it’s: Humor
You Are So Revered
Paul, you’re home early.
Wasn’t much work today, honey.
Another slow week?
Sit down. I’ll get you some food.
What about the late shift?
The midnight rides?
Yeah. Like the old days.
Is that why you put out the lanterns?
It’ll be April soon. Work generally picks up as we get closer to the 18th.
So you put out the lanterns for me… you’re so sweet.
You know I love it when you make that midnight ride, Paul. Say it for me. Cry it out.
Just for you, Rach, because I love you:
The British are coming!
‘So through the night rode Paul Revere’
Great take on the prompt, still smiling, perhaps Longfellow is too.
Thanks, hey by the way –
Did you hear that Paul took the “Midnight Train to Georgia” one Knight, hooking up with Gladys and broke Rachel’s heart?
😆 A nice original take on the prompt. I enjoyed reading.
Glad you liked it. Randy
You made me laugh with this one. Poor Paul out of work and nothing but the graveyard shift for him…Say it again Paul! Cry it out! She loves him so… Original and funny as all hell.
Thank you. Like Paul, your comments light up my life. Ha.
This is terrific!
On behalf of Paul and Rachel, thank you.
Oy, did you say the Yiddish are coming? Cute take on the prompt. Whoda thunk it. I love it that you jumped way out of the box and landed on your feet, Randy.
Chag Pesach Samayach,
Yes, Rochelle, they are coming yiddle by yiddle. Yippee-de-doo-dah!
Jumped out of the box? The matzoh box..
Hey youse guys matzoh cracker me up!
Did i ever tell you that J used to drive a matzo-bishi
You were creative with this week’s photo. Great job on setting the scene with Paul and his wife.
Thanks, zooky. Care for a midnight ride?
Paul and Rachel
Really liked the ‘history’ lesson and the comments were funny too!
To all whatever daze you celebrate – Cheers.
I’m always in a “celebration daze”.
Best wishes to you too, Jules.
Hubby says every day you are standing is a reason to celebrate!
Best to be vertical and on the green side of the grass!
I suspect that’s true.
I’m in no rush to go to the other side as I have not seen anyone come back yet…
Good one 🙂
But you forgot my favorite part–the Middle sex. Never could quite figure out which that was, though.
I think the supreme court may rule on middle sex one day after it rules on all the other sexes.
PS You are so knowledgeable, Janet. For those of you who do not know about Middlesex, and I was one so I had to look it up – Janet’s reference was that Paul rode through the area called Middlesex to warm the colonists.
“Paul Revere’s Ride” (1860)- a poem by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
“…Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm…”
Did you know that it wasn’t actually Paul, he was too drunk. But the papers changed the story because it sounded better to them.
Wow, Paul was too drink?
Rachel never said a word about it.
Family secrets run deep.
That was a different take on the prompt. Well done.
Funny, it seemed so obvious to me. As soon as I saw the two lanterns I thought Paul Revere.
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