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FF – We’d Like to See a Show!

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

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Copyright Ted Strutz



“Good morning! We’d like to see a show.”




“Starlight Express?”


“Evita, perhaps?”


“Oliver? West Side Story? Beauty and the Beast?”

“Ain’t got none a’ those.”

“Okay, so what do you have?”

“Big boxes. Medium boxes. Small boxes.”


“It’s right there, above the door. Box. Office. An office. For boxes.”

“But, um, that’s not what… are you taking the piss?”

“Do you want a box or not?”

“Hell. Give me a medium.”

“Do you want it boxed up?”




  1. June 26, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I’d like my box gift wrapped as well. The person I give it to will be so surprised!

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 27, 2019 at 10:10 am

      Toddlers would love it, they’re always more interested in the wrapping paper and box anyway… and it would be a special treat for cats.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. June 26, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Ha! That’s the exact opposite of someone else’s amongst us . Your character should trade places with the other one.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. June 26, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    A medium? I saw that coming!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. June 26, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Definitely one of your best! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  5. June 26, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I laughed out loud at this one….

    My take on the photo: https://dbmcnicol.com/friday-fictioneers-freshly-boxed/

    Liked by 1 person

  6. June 26, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    hilarious 😁😜

    Liked by 1 person

  7. June 26, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    A niche market, but there’s still a need for them boxes!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Alice Audrey
    June 26, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Next you’ll be saying the boxes come pre-packed full of receipts.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. June 27, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Jesus in a medium sized box. I know we’ve grown over the centuries, but was he that puny?

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 27, 2019 at 10:24 am

      He’ll fit if you squish Him in a bit.


  10. June 27, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Clever, clever, clever! I could not get my ‘story’ down to the 100. It was my first exposure to ‘monster’ movies…. Godzilla. Check it out if you have time and the inclination. https://rogershipp.wordpress.com/2019/06/26/i-was-schooled/

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 27, 2019 at 10:29 am

      I’m glad you liked it!
      Yes, you missed 100 words by quite a bit 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • June 27, 2019 at 5:31 pm

        Once I started writing the prompt response, I realized that my writing was far more a personal reflection than a story, So I sort of ignored the counting. After writing the response, I looked to see if I could turn it into two (or three) selections, but then I decided… why try?

        Liked by 1 person

  11. June 27, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Haha! Talk about lost in Translation!


  12. gahlearner
    June 27, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Yup, I want my medium box boxed up, definitely.
    This was great, especialy the ? – I could see the face of the guy in my mind, the ? hovering over his head.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 27, 2019 at 10:32 am

      I’m glad it worked. Saved a lot of words, too 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. June 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Dear Ali,

    I’d like my medium box packed in a large one, please. Clever play on words. 😉



    Liked by 1 person

    • June 29, 2019 at 2:34 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Whatever the customer wants! I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  14. June 27, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Zing and Zang would understand completely 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  15. June 27, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    The joys of dealing with the general public…

    Liked by 1 person

  16. June 27, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    I’d like a boxed set of boxes, please…fun story, Ali!

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 29, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      No problem, I’ll get you boxed set of boxes boxed up for you immediately!


  17. June 27, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Another funny one. I really enjoyed the characters!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. June 27, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    I love this story – its surreal, I could imagine someone coming out of the theatre box office carrying a pile of boxed up boxes and no theatre tickets !

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 30, 2019 at 6:24 am

      That would be a fun thing to see 🙂


  19. Merbear74
    June 27, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Very creative!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. June 27, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    it looks like he’s boxed in by his own version of reality. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Lyn
    June 28, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Sales office for upmarket pass-the-parcel supplies no doubt 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 29, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      In the middle, in the tiniest box, is a small treat 🙂


  22. June 28, 2019 at 11:49 am

    You’re right, Ali. Why spend a lot of money on gifts for kids and cats. The wrapping is much more interesting. 😀 — Suzanne

    Liked by 1 person

  23. June 28, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Theatres do have boxes of course – ones with seats in like the royal box! Not this one though!

    Liked by 1 person

  24. June 29, 2019 at 5:36 am

    Who’s on first? Great wordplay.


  25. June 29, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    A sketch worthy of Monte Python or the Two Ronnies. Great comedy.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. June 29, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Two words together that mean exactly what they mean separately… how confusing! 😀
    Imagine a compound word meaning exactly what its constituents mean. Butterfly = butter fly!

    Liked by 1 person

  27. June 30, 2019 at 7:31 am

    I felt as if I was disappearing down the rabbit hole with Alice – lovely witty stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 30, 2019 at 8:21 pm

      It did start getting a bit surreal 🙂


  28. June 30, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Wacky. And yes, as your comment says, surreal. I enjoyed this.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. July 1, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Could have always asked them to deliver to the in box. The story is, of course, out of the box.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 4, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      Out of the box is where I like it best 🙂


  30. July 1, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    With my friend’s permission, I brought her 12-yera-old son and his best friend to an appliance store for his birthday. The store owner let them dig in the trash of old boxes and pick out four large boxes. I spent less than $3 for backing type. The boys built a fort out of the boxes in the basement. They played in it for months.
    Boxes are great.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 4, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      We loved boxes as kids too 🙂


      • July 4, 2019 at 2:53 pm

        I still like boxes, but now they have shrunk to more manageable sizes. No more crawling through.


  31. July 2, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Hahaha! XD
    Fun conversation! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  32. July 3, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Looking at a wrong place for a wrong thing. Wanted to see a theatre, ended up buying a box!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 4, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      Oh well, at least they came away with something!


  33. July 3, 2019 at 10:54 am

    So it is where the conversation began. Cats. Cats would love the boxes.
    I love the “hell, give me a medium”. These things sometimes happen to me too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 4, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      That could be a redo of the original. Where they all pop up out of boxes to sing 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  34. July 20, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Love it.


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