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FF – Coconuts

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

Well, this one pretty much wrote itself ๐Ÿ™‚

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Copyright Susan Eames


Despite the beauty of his surroundings Micah sat, head in hands, tears streaming down his cheeks.

How had it happened? Heโ€™d always been so careful. Every step planned, everything accounted for.

How would he tell his wife? His poor, darling wife, waiting for him at home. Sheโ€™d be preparing supper right now, oblivious, maybe humming a tune as she worked.

Sheโ€™d sent him out for coconuts. Heโ€™d climber higher, higher, his foot had slippedโ€ฆ heโ€™d landed, legs akimbo, on this branch.

Sheโ€™d sent him out for nuts and HEโ€™D CRUSHED HIS OWN.

On the plus side, the choir needed more sopranosโ€ฆ


  1. bearmkwa
    May 29, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Oh, that is funny!


  2. May 29, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    An optimist!


  3. May 29, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    ha ha In a jr. high school sort of way


  4. May 29, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Oh, dear! Although, maybe a new career path? ๐Ÿ˜€


    • May 30, 2019 at 6:35 am

      Maybe there’s a job opening somewhere for Chief Eunuch ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  5. May 29, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Oh, that was so funny and unexpected! Thanks for making me laugh with a wince on Micah’s behalf.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


    • May 30, 2019 at 6:35 am

      Thanks for thinking of poor Micah ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. May 29, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    That made me laugh, although there’s nothing funny about that happening. Nice job. ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. gahlearner
    May 29, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Oh ouch. Shouldn’t laugh, can*t help it. ๐Ÿ˜€


  8. May 29, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Ouch, I felt that one! ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. May 30, 2019 at 1:54 am

    i feel sorry for him. will the wife divorce him now and look for another man that can complete her? ๐Ÿ™‚


    • May 30, 2019 at 6:37 am

      We can only hope not, he’s had a rough enough day as it is ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  10. May 30, 2019 at 2:27 am



  11. May 30, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Oh god, that’s gotta hurt…. busted nuts lol
    Fun read.


  12. May 30, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Painful exercise, and life-changing too.


  13. May 30, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Dear Ali,

    Oh my! Oh my, my my! That had to hurt…and I’m busting a gut laughing.




    • May 30, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      I’m glad you liked it! Not something I would like to experience. Or witness ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. May 30, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    WOL while


  15. May 30, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    I burst out laughing, to be sure! Though, poor guy. I fell on a balance beam and I may not have nuts but I can tell you that it hurt like a sonovab….


  16. May 30, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Yeah, there was no hiding this one… I knew exactly what the gag was going to be! Hopefully he can get a prosthetic….


    • May 30, 2019 at 3:07 pm

      It was obvious what was happening in the photo. I’m surprised no-one else wrote the same story…
      Maybe he can glue on a couple of coconuts.


  17. May 30, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Ouch! Poor Micah! Still, as he’s still in the tree, perhaps he should struggle down and find a doctor…


    • May 30, 2019 at 3:15 pm

      I’m sure he will, just give him a minute… or two… ๐Ÿ™‚


  18. May 30, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Ouch, funny, not so funny.


  19. May 30, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    “Sheโ€™d sent him out for nuts and HEโ€™D CRUSHED HIS OWN.” That’s my NEW favourite sentence from your stories!
    Maybe his wife didn’t want any more kids anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰


    • May 30, 2019 at 6:39 pm

      I’m happy you’ve found a new favourite draliman sentence ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m sure their family is already the perfect size ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  20. May 30, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Oh dear. I don’t even want to think about that, poor guy!


    • May 31, 2019 at 6:48 am

      Me neither. It’s the best way ๐Ÿ™‚


  21. May 30, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Ouch! Great twist at the end – caught me totally by surprise and made me laugh!

    DB McNicol
    author, traveler, shutterbug
    Author Blog
    Personal Blog


    • May 31, 2019 at 6:49 am

      I’m glad you liked it! Early on I wanted to give the impression of some indiscretion on his part or similar.


  22. May 31, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Ha Ha – made me laugh, love the twist in the ending. Poor bloke !


    • June 1, 2019 at 7:22 am

      One little life-changing slip… I’m glad you liked it!


  23. May 31, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Oh, no. Poor Micah. The beautiful surroundings wouldn’t mean much to him. I don’t know whether to laugh or be sad. Well written though, Ali. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne


    • June 1, 2019 at 7:23 am

      No, the surroundings are the last thing on his mind, poor chap ๐Ÿ™‚


  24. May 31, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    This is seriously funny – for us, that is, not him!

    My go at Friday Fictioneers!


    • June 1, 2019 at 7:23 am

      I can’t help wondering if I’d laugh if I actually saw it happen. I’d probably be trying hard not to!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. June 1, 2019 at 3:14 am

    OUCHIE. I love how you could still see the bright side.


  26. June 1, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Great laugh, his wife will be nuts – what about having children?


    • June 1, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      Nuts everywhere! I’m hoping they already have the family of their dreams ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  27. June 1, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Enjoyed…. in a painful way.


  28. June 2, 2019 at 5:14 am

    That’s funny, What an optimist he is to be making plans for his new role in the choir.


  29. June 2, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Oh no, poor Micah. Glad he’s making plans and hope his wife finds him soon before he’s swept out with the tide. =) I’m a glass half empty kind of person.


    • June 2, 2019 at 4:42 pm

      He’s certainly looking forward to what happens next now that the deed is done ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  30. June 2, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    He is in real trouble. With his nuts crushed and all!


  31. Lyn
    June 3, 2019 at 3:36 am

    Oh dear…. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


  32. June 3, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Tears to my eyes…


    • June 3, 2019 at 6:38 pm

      And to the eyes of about 50% of us!


  33. June 3, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    OMG…that last line me me snort out loud!


  34. June 6, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    โ™ชโ™ซโ™ชSing hallelujaโ™ชโ™ซโ™ช๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜นExtra Pawkisses๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’ž


  35. June 19, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    He might start practicing already. The repertoire…


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