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FF – Of Men and Fridges

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. She also supplied the photo this week!

This one is so madcap crazy it made me smile 🙂 So don’t expect a deep and meaningful discourse on man’s ability to litter even the most picturesque of spots.

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 

“Ah, walking in the woods, listening to the birds…”

THUMP!

“Well, what’re the odds?”

“Yeah, I know, right? We finally get out in the sunshine and a fridge falls on Roger. Must have fallen out a plane. I’d sue. Hey Roger, I’d sue!”

“I don’t think he can hear you. I wonder what’s inside?”

Creak

“Hey, it’s Roger!”

“Hi guys! The back of the fridge was missing, I ended up inside!”

“Well, that seems unlikely.”

“It does. I think we’re dreaming…”

Woo-ooo-ooo…

“Yep. We were dreaming. Roger’s been flattened alright. I can see his arm sticking out.”

“Well, shit.”

 

  1. May 6, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Well shit, indeed. Here I was thinking it was like those Charlie Chaplin movies where whatever falls just happens to have a window where he was standing…

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    • May 7, 2020 at 7:30 am

      Well, in their dream sequence the fridge was lacking a back. If it had been a Charlie Chaplin film that would maybe have been “for realsies” 🙂

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  2. May 6, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    I hate it when that happens!

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  3. May 6, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Poor Roger. Enjoyed that.

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    • May 7, 2020 at 7:36 am

      Yeah, poor chap. First he’s alive, then dead, then alive, then dead… it’s a real rollercoaster!

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  4. May 6, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Excellent, raised a smile. Apart from poor Roger of course.

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  5. May 6, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Once again, I’m ashamed at much I laughed. 😀

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  6. May 6, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    being in the wrong place at the wrong time can be dangerous to one’s health and limbs.

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    • May 7, 2020 at 7:41 am

      And he was at exactly the wrong place at exactly the wrong time. That takes real skill!

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  7. May 6, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Guess it’s just not Roger’s day. Ya just never know when a refrigerator’s going to come out of nowhere. I shouldn’t laugh…I am of course.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • May 7, 2020 at 7:44 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      He certainly beat the odds on this one! I seem to have got into a bit of a “squishing” theme these past couple of weeks 🙂
      Ali

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  8. May 6, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    The question is… Was Roger dead or alive *before* they opened the box?

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    • May 7, 2020 at 7:48 am

      Exactly. They opened the door, collapsed the wave function and all the quantum probabilities converged to… dead. The bastards.

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  9. May 7, 2020 at 9:53 am

    The luck of the draw I guess. It had to fall on someone.

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  10. May 7, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Better flip that fridge over fast before some small child climbs inside and suffocates. We wouldn’t want this to turn tragic…

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    • May 8, 2020 at 4:15 am

      I bet once it’s flipped Roger will make an interesting stain on the back…

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  11. May 7, 2020 at 10:46 am

    Oh, poor Roger. Seldom do people walk in the woods and have a fridge fall on them. You never see a sign saying “Watch out for falling fridges.” Good story, Ali. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • May 8, 2020 at 4:15 am

      That’s surely a sign every woodland walk requires 🙂

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  12. May 7, 2020 at 11:24 am

    What were the chances, eh. Poor old Roger, not the luckiest person of the moment.

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    • May 8, 2020 at 4:16 am

      He’s never been the luckiest of fellows 🙂

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  13. May 7, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    A bit of armless fun! Love it.

    Here’s mine!

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  14. May 7, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Ah, poor Roger. He waits and waits and finally gets out in the sun when … Creative one, Ali!

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  15. May 7, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Poor Roger, so the fridge fell on him. Not so far fetch when you think about the number of satellites that circle us these days. Oh yea, didn’t you like Roger?

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  16. May 8, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    I laughed out loud on that last line. It was like, “Well … what are you gonna do, huh?” Great story, Ali!

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    • May 9, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      Yeah, not much more to do, really, I’m glad you liked it!

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  17. May 8, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    I hope I won’t dream about flattened Roger🙀😸Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🙏🐾😽💞

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    • May 9, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      I’m sure you’ll dream of nip and birdies 🙂

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  18. May 8, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    A neatly done double twist, Ali. Made me smile!

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  19. May 8, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Poor Roger! I enjoyed your story very much. It is very clever!

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    • May 9, 2020 at 2:52 pm

      Yes, poor guy. I’m glad you liked it!

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  20. May 8, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Poor Roger. Then again, if he had to hang out with these guys much longer … 😉

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  21. May 9, 2020 at 4:20 am

    Dreams, so damn bazaar… Amusing.

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    • May 9, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      Especially bizarre when they’re shared, happen all of a sudden and only last a few seconds 🙂

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  22. May 10, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    An unusual take on the prompt Ali — became more and more surreal, but after all what is ‘normal’ ?

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    • May 10, 2020 at 3:59 pm

      This is the “new normal” on Ali’s blog!

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  23. May 10, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Of all the infinite improbabilities, that seems like it would be among the most improbable.

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  24. May 13, 2020 at 7:36 am

    For some reason, this reminded me of Schrödinger’s cat.
    Too bad for Roger that it wasn’t all a dream, the part about him walking in the woods with his friends! 😁

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    • May 13, 2020 at 7:02 pm

      Yes, that’s one walk he’s never gonna forget. ‘Cos he’s dead 🙂

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