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FF – Insulation

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, the 100 word story challenge hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by long-standing FF member Sandra Crook.

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Copyright Sandra Crook

Copyright Sandra Crook

 

“It’s an eyesore!” some exclaimed.

“A pre-Raphaelite-modernesque statement of individuality and form!” declared others, brazenly inventing art terms on the fly.

“Is it paint? Mosaic tiles?” wondered yet more.

“It’s lovely and warm and cosy,” the owner muttered, largely to himself because nobody else was listening.

Then it rained. It rained and rained and rained. And the building creaked and groaned and creaked and groaned some more. And then it fell down.

Because, you see, while a knitted woollen tea cosy is just the thing for keeping your favourite beverage warm, it’s no good on a house.

 

  1. November 9, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    You’ve no sense of romantic history, you know that? 🙂 🙂

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    • November 9, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Ha ha!

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:21 am

      Romantic history pah 🙂
      It is a very pretty roof, though.

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  2. November 9, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    I’m smiling! Love the thought of this.

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  3. November 9, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    No sense of romantic history, but great fun

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  4. November 9, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    LOL…great way to end this!
    I certainly needed a laugh today.

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:24 am

      I’m glad I could oblige 🙂

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  5. November 9, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Dear Ali,

    No romantic sense perhaps, but a wicked sense of humor. Thanks for the laughs on a day when there doesn’t seem to be much to laugh about.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      I’m afraid I have no sense of the romantic at all 😦
      I’ve been trying hard to do funny stories after my recent run of dark ones, so I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
      Ali

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  6. November 9, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Hats off to your sense of humour, Ali 😀

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:28 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  7. November 9, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Haha laugh out loud funny! Excellent 🙂

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:28 am

      Thanks! I admit having a giggle myself while I was editing it 🙂

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  8. November 9, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Definitely a guffaw from me!

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  9. November 9, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    The reverse of what I thought, the beauty is in the twist. Funny and nicely played.

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:31 am

      Thanks, I like a little twist or surprise at the end! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  10. November 9, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    I love it! Very amusing.

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:31 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  11. November 9, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I’ll bet that thing could soak up a lot of rain, though. It just needs wrung out every hour or so…

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:33 am

      That’s the bit he forgot about – the wringing out…

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  12. November 9, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Smiles! Loved that one.

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  13. November 9, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Hilarious! I can’t decide is the funniest; ‘pre-Raphaelite-modernesque statement of individuality and form’ or imagining someone knitting a gigantic tea cosy 😀

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:34 am

      Years to knit, minutes to destroy his house…
      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  14. November 9, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the laugh! I truly enjoyed this.

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:35 am

      You’re very welcome, I’m glad you liked it!

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  15. Lyn
    November 10, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Oh dear… LOL this is so you, Ali 😀

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  16. November 10, 2016 at 1:58 am

    That was a hilarious ending! And since it’s been so soggy here, I can see how a giant tea cozy could get heavy enough to make a house come tumbling down. Totally believable story! 😀

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:36 am

      Yeah, it’s been chucking down here for the last couple of days too. I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  17. November 10, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Hahahaha…a giant knitted tea cosy as a roof! Ali the Comedian has got his groove back after a long foray into dark writing. 😁

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:38 am

      I wonder how long the humour groove will last? I’m glad you liked my story 🙂

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  18. November 10, 2016 at 3:46 am

    That’s a really BIG tea cosy! Really huge 🙂

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:38 am

      And very heavy when waterlogged 🙂

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  19. November 10, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Great!

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:38 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!

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  20. November 10, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Awesome! So funny and surely illustrates the vagaries of human nature!

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  21. November 10, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Love your title too!

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  22. November 10, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Funny and as always creative.

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  23. November 10, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Hehehehe. So good to see you have your funny back. I love the art terminology on-the-fly. Great story.

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  24. November 10, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Ha ha! I appreciate the laugh, glad to see you went funny today. But what is everyone talking about with “romantic history”? Am I suppose to recognize that particular roof? (Because obviously I don’t). Please educate me!

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  25. November 10, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    LOL! You hit the nail on its head! It does look like a knitted tea cozy!

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    • November 10, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      That was the first thing I saw so I was determined to make a story out of it 🙂

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  26. November 10, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    This made me smile.

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  27. November 10, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Very amusing, Ali! Using a tea cosy for the roof was not the most intelligent of decisions. 🙂

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  28. November 10, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    It does look like one.
    Hehehehe!

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    • November 10, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Everything is worth at least one try … everything being relatively positive things.

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      • November 11, 2016 at 8:01 am

        Maybe this shouldn’t have been tried though, in hindsight.

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    • November 11, 2016 at 8:00 am

      It was the first thing I thought when I saw it 🙂

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  29. November 10, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    i guess they enjoyed it while it lasted. what more could they ask? 🙂

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    • November 11, 2016 at 8:02 am

      Yes, they got a couple of warm and cosy months out if it!

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  30. November 11, 2016 at 9:47 am

    MOL…I know where that knitted tea head came from…MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 ❤

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  31. November 11, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Such a great story, this is something my mom would make, she loved knitting.

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  32. November 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    There you go, Ali. A funny story without gallows humor or death (unless someone was under the tea cosy gazebo when it fell). It’s a good one; thanks for the laugh at a time when laughter is so needed!

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    • November 11, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      Fortunately the owner was out at the shops at the time. So no-one died, yay!

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  33. November 11, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Haha… do love a spot of yarn bombing/ wool graffiti😄

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    • November 12, 2016 at 6:37 am

      Ha, I’d forgotten about that, I remember pictures in the news. This is taking it to extremes 🙂

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  34. November 12, 2016 at 10:55 am

    So funny! 🙂 A perfect response to the picture 🙂

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  35. November 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    That’s great, very amusing. It reminds me of when we were kids, my mum knitted my little sisters bikinis. You can imagine what happened when they got waterlogged and my sisters started walking back up the beach.

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  36. November 13, 2016 at 9:13 am

    A fun story and very apt for the picture. The speculations of others are great and what happened to the house after the rain is so funny. 🙂

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    • November 13, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      He didn’t really think things through… 🙂

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  37. November 14, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    I think you caught the snag in many fine designs there… alas.

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    • November 14, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      There’s always something you forget to factor in…

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  38. November 15, 2016 at 6:06 am

    A giant tea cosy! At least it stimulated lots of intellectual conversation while it remained. Very funny story.

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    • November 15, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks! Yes, people came from miles around to “admire” it 🙂

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  39. November 15, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    How lovely. He made a hat for his house. Hilarious, Ali. A great imagination and good writing. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • November 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      A shame it wasn’t waterproof 🙂

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