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FF – Granny’s Stuck!

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

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Copyright Linda Kreger


“Broken leg at my time of life, that table left where anyone could trip over it…”

Your table, Gran.”

“That house is a tip…”

Your house, Gran.”

“Now I’m stuck on this hill, no strength, you youngsters…”

“Maybe if you’d been more careful…”

“The cheek!”

“Pull yourself along a bit?”

“At my time of life?”

“Drop your shopping, we’ll carry it.”

“You will not!”

“Please, Gran, we need you to help out here…”

“Be more careful, pull myself along, drop my shopping, help out… didn’t happen in my day… no respect, youngsters today… be telling me to release the brakes next…”



  1. August 28, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    hehehe! The nerve of those youngsters! Don’t argue with Grandma! 😀


  2. bearmkwa
    August 28, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Oh, that’s a good one.


  3. August 28, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    I didn’t know you knew my gran! What a coincidence 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  4. August 28, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I’m sure she thinks she has the right to be difficult. She’s paid her dues


    • August 29, 2019 at 6:47 am

      She certainly has. Time for the young ‘uns to take the strain.


  5. August 28, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    I agree. “No respect!”
    From either generation. ;0)


    • August 29, 2019 at 6:47 am

      I certainly don’t understand the youth of today 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 29, 2019 at 3:30 pm

        So funny to think of them as the youth of the day. WE used to be the youth of the day.

        Liked by 1 person

  6. August 28, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Ha ha – great dialogue!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


    • August 29, 2019 at 6:48 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!


  7. August 28, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Ha ha! Yep. Grandma earned her “being difficult”!


  8. August 28, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    That last line is very clever. Had Nan (my wife) and I laughing for 5 minutes. When she was in a wheelchair a year ago, it was common for her to NOT release the brakes. So your story hit home.


    • August 29, 2019 at 6:58 am

      I’m glad you both enjoyed it 🙂 I’m imagining the pair of you now, wondering why the chair is so hard to push!


  9. Lyn
    August 29, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Oh come on! If she released the handbrake, the wheelchair might have rolled backwards and squished them 😀


  10. August 29, 2019 at 4:15 am

    I think I’m better than that at least.


    • August 29, 2019 at 6:59 am

      Me too. But I’m getting there 🙂


  11. August 29, 2019 at 7:09 am

    I’ll bet Granny complained the whole way down after they pushed her off that cliff….


    • August 29, 2019 at 6:20 pm

      … didn’t even think to give me a parachute… if I break a hip don’t think I’ll let them look after me… no respect these CRUMP

      Liked by 1 person

  12. August 29, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Dear Ali,

    Granny could use a lesson in respect as well. Just sayin’. As always you leave me laughing.




    • August 29, 2019 at 6:21 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      She is being a bit hard on them, they’re only trying to help and she’s no help at all 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it!


  13. gahlearner
    August 29, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Hehehe. This is perfect. The dialogue is perfect. Still cackling…


  14. August 29, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Good old Gran, she makes then work hard, it will come back and bite her. Am I in her will?


  15. August 29, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Goodness. What a cranky old dame! I’m happy to say that’s NOT what was really going on–I was laughing right along with my sons and their wives 🙂


  16. August 29, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    grandma is still a little feisty. methinks, she has more years to live. 🙂


  17. August 30, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Release the brakes – FUNNY – Hilarious and clever story!


  18. August 30, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Ha ha! I thought it looked like the brakes were on the chair. They need to push her to the top of a hill then let her go…. (Fictionally speaking, of course.)


    • August 31, 2019 at 4:41 pm

      I bet it’s then that she remembers to release the brakes 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  19. August 30, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Haha too funny. Shall we set your story gran and mine on a play date?


  20. August 30, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Brakes are important, plus young people need all the exercise they can get. Nice one 😉


    • August 31, 2019 at 4:41 pm

      Yes, she’s doing them a favour 🙂


  21. August 30, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    One feisty female! I bet the youngsters loved her though.


  22. August 31, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Grandmother is not an easy person to deal with. Goodluck!


    • August 31, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      I’m sure they have their coping mechanisms!


  23. September 1, 2019 at 3:46 am

    😂 Too funny that she still had the brakes on!


  24. September 1, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Ha… I think respect has to be earned (even if you’re old)… and it’s easy to lose it.


    • September 2, 2019 at 7:14 am

      Yes, she needs to be careful she doesn’t end up pulling herself along in the future.


  25. September 2, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Brakes can make all the difference. Great character sketch of a broad who won’t let anyone push her around, so to speak, broken leg or not!


  26. September 2, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    It seems Gran still rules the roost. She’s never going to be wrong in her mind. Poor family.
    A good story with great dialogue, Ali. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • September 2, 2019 at 4:06 pm

      She’s certainly still very much in charge 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. September 2, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Tell her to release the brakes… That’s just plain old rude!


    • September 2, 2019 at 4:07 pm

      Yeah, who do they think they are? 🙂


  28. September 3, 2019 at 3:41 am



  29. Mike
    September 3, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    I was glad to hear that the brakes were working, loved the banter


    • September 4, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      Yes, that’s good news! I’m glad you liked it.


  30. September 5, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Haha, the brakes! 🙂 Love your Gran!


  31. September 9, 2019 at 8:35 am

    That’s the spirit! Always find something to complain about. 😉


  32. September 14, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Haha! That is relatable. Great story. 😀


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