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FF – What a Stroke of Luck!

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Priorhouse.

My story this week relies on a quite horrible play on words. Sorry, but it cracked me up 🙂

Copyright Priorhouse


“All delivered, Conference Room B.”

“What? B? Our targets are in A!”

“Who’s in B then?”

“The Annual Conference of the Nuns of St Fortune. You delivered nerve toxin coffees to nuns!”

“Do you go to hell for accidentally massacring nuns?”

“I don’t wanna go to hell! We’d better go look.”

In Conference Room B…

“Eh? They’re all fine! What does it say on the packet?”

“Um… Lethal, no antidote, see overleaf for immunity information.”

“So what’s the immunity information?”

“I already checked, there isn’t any. ‘Persons Immune: Nun’. Wow, I thought that was a typo.”

“What a stroke of luck!”


  1. September 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Perhaps slightly irreverent, but hilarious. I hope the reason they were dosing the coffee with nerve gas will be your next flash fiction tale?


    • September 27, 2018 at 6:43 am

      There was supposed to be some short explanation on their actual targets but I ran out of words 😦


  2. September 26, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Next time you’re in Salisbury head to the Cathedral. Although it’s Anglican they do have sisters who can grant absolution!


  3. September 26, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Chuckle, face palm, shake of the head 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. September 26, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    This made me LOL! Good one! 😀


  5. September 26, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Really funny, a conference of super Nuns!


  6. September 26, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Groan… but laughing!


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  9. September 27, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    The pun was bad but the story was sweet!


  10. Abhijit Ray
    September 27, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Persons immune nun, this is funny. Loved it.


  11. September 27, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    I’m too shell-shocked to groan.


  12. September 27, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Groan! You got out of that one nicely!


  13. September 27, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    some mistakes can unexpectedly end well. 🙂


  14. September 28, 2018 at 1:06 am

    lol! Love it. Glad it wasn’t a typo!


    • September 28, 2018 at 6:43 am

      Me too, that would have been very bad for all involved!


  15. Sarah Ann
    September 28, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Very funny and great dialogue of bemused assassins. A lovely play on words, and good to know the nuns are safe. What happens to the targets now, or assassins that fail?!


    • September 28, 2018 at 11:47 am

      I imagine the assassins are in big trouble, I think they used up all their poison. I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. September 28, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Absolutely hilarious! Love it.

    Click to read my FriFic tale!


  17. September 28, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Dear Ali,

    Perhaps these would be assassins will now change their bad habits. Now they see that nun is better than some, eh? Loved it. And I made sure my coffee was firmly in place on the table before reading. 😉




    • September 28, 2018 at 11:48 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Ha, bad “habits” 🙂 They are pretty inept, maybe it’s time to try something else…
      I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. September 28, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Ha! Ha! And they are nun the wiser for it.


  19. September 28, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    LOL, thank you for making me laugh!


  20. September 28, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    I love your play on words 🙂


    • September 29, 2018 at 5:17 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  21. September 28, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Very fortuitous for the bumbling assassins. You made me laugh! Nice job.


    • September 29, 2018 at 5:18 am

      It was. I’m glad you liked it!


  22. September 28, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    You’re right, that is a groanworthy play on words but it made me laugh 🙂 This also reminded me of one of my favourite words: ‘unnun’ which means to defrock a nun. Very handy for scrabble.


    • September 29, 2018 at 5:20 am

      That’s a cool word. Lucky if you get three n’s and two u’s though… 🙂
      I’m glad you liked my story!


  23. September 28, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Having gone to a Catholic school from Grade 1-12, I can tell you there were a few nuns I would have liked to poison, so this nerve toxin would have been highly unsatisfying. Thanks for the grin.


    • September 29, 2018 at 5:21 am

      I used to live in Ireland where Catholic schools are very common. Most people who mentioned it had some horror stories to tell…
      I’m glad you liked it!


  24. September 28, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Oh, that’s a relief for the poor nuns!

    Fun tale.


  25. September 29, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    So bad its good. I groaned I laughed. I hope the would-be assassins have learned a lesson. 😊


    • September 30, 2018 at 5:13 am

      I hope so too. I’m glad you had a good groan over the word play 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  26. September 30, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Who would ever have the nerve to poison nuns? — none


  27. October 1, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Great play on words and I reckon a lot of weird events get traced back to incompetent assassins.


    • October 1, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      Hah, probably. I’m glad you liked it!


  28. October 1, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Some day, we should go through your short stories and pull out stories of your two guys and the crazy things they do, add a plot and character development, and put them in a book. Think they would cooperate?


    • October 2, 2018 at 6:35 am

      Ha, maybe! They’d probably enjoy some time in the spotlight.


  29. October 1, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    LOL…I had to think about this for a minute, which made it funnier.


  30. October 1, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Hahahaha! 😀


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  32. October 8, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Brilliant! Think twice when you see a typo!


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