Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Sunday Whirl

Posted Saturday November 26

The movie wasn’t that scary. As horror flicks go, it was quite lightweight. Trouble is, my friend Rosey can’t really handle anything more disturbing than Bambi so I guess I only have myself to blame for the mess. There's the sticky popcorn she flung all over my cream carpet when she jumped and the mouthful of red wine she sprayed across my glass coffee table when she screamed. Add to that, the river of brown currently making its way down my white wall. My fault again I suppose for leaving a pot of chocolate mousse on the floor. She was suffering having just seen a giant speaking spider on the screen so I paused the film and told her to sit by an open window and vent for a few seconds. On the way she trod on the corner of the tray propelling the mousse skyward.

She drives me mad, but that’s a small price to pay for having such an amusing and entertaining friend. (I thought I’d better say that in case she reads this and gets cross with me for telling you about it!)

I wrote this for The Sunday Whirl where this week’s given words are film, tray, handle, add, sit, vent, window, mess, pot, law, drive and spray. I used all but one but there’s no ‘law’ against it!



  1. While Rosey has certainly made a mess of things, your ability to take a mess of unrelated words and weave them into a clever tale never ceases to amaze me! At first I was a little concerned about the brown streak down the hallway!!! :-)

  2. The upset is usually quite short as you can laugh about it afterwards and friendship is far more valuable than the cost of cleaning mousse from the carpet.

  3. awww bless Rosey and her mess!

  4. I love your inventiveness, Keith. The brown streak had me worried too for a moment there! :)

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  5. All in all not a bad night then - good to see you Rosey (and Keith of course)