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FF – Nobody’s Fool

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


Simon waits until the window cleaner advances up the ladder, safely away, before opening his concealed safe.

Simon is nobody’s fool.

The window cleaner smiles as he checks his phone app, streaming footage from the camera concealed in his boot. It shows the location of the safe, the positions of the fingers on the keypad. Once the safe is closed, he will retreat, to return that night.

Simon fancies some fresh air. He opens the window, knocking the window cleaner from his ladder to a messy death far below.

An unfortunate accident?

Simon is nobody’s fool.


  1. June 17, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Good for Simon! Once again I am ashamed at how much I laughed! πŸ˜€


    • June 18, 2020 at 5:21 pm

      Simon knows what he’s doing πŸ™‚


  2. June 17, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    The best part is Simon got his windows cleaned for free. It’s a win-win.


  3. June 17, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Oh, I wasn’t expecting that! Nicely done. πŸ™‚

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    Travel, Fiction and Photos


    • June 18, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      Neither was the “window cleaner” πŸ™‚


  4. June 17, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    That is rather… taking matters into his own hands. But hey, Simon knows…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. June 17, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Nicely done Simon. And I’m sure he has the money in the safe to buy the police off too when they come asking questions.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 18, 2020 at 5:28 pm

      But… it was an accident, officer… and did you just drop that bulging brown envelope?

      Liked by 1 person

  6. June 17, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Did Simon consider that the window cleaner was live streaming to his accomplice? Simple Simon!


  7. June 17, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Murder to prevent a potential robbery? I’m not sure that equation balances


  8. June 17, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    Just in case. You never know who’s got a camera in his boots. You never know…


  9. June 18, 2020 at 12:59 am

    Foiled again.


  10. June 18, 2020 at 1:02 am

    Haha! I like how Simon is ‘nobody’s fool’. The fool and his App – think they rule the world πŸ™‚


  11. June 18, 2020 at 5:19 am

    Trust is hard to come by with people and technology. πŸ€”


  12. June 18, 2020 at 5:21 am

    These two seem to have deserved each other. However, Simon doesn’t know the video’s already been transmitted to an accomplice. πŸ˜‰


    • June 18, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      Someone else mentioned that, I hadn’t considered it! Simon could be in for a nasty shock… πŸ™‚


  13. June 18, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Glad to know Simon’s nobody’s fool. πŸ˜‰ Yeah. I laughed.




    • June 18, 2020 at 5:37 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Nobody gets the better of Simon!


  14. June 18, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    This guy was no simple Simon. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


  15. June 18, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    I really like the introductory line of your blog that sometimes life stops and makes you think, and realise several aspects which we often do not realise due to continuous running in life..
    And yes great post too


  16. June 18, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    No robbery, clean windows. Win-win, I’d say.


  17. June 18, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    And in the end, the valuable contents of Simon’s safe were awarded by a jury of his peers to the family of the window washer to compensate for his wrongful death. For the widow, two wrongs made a very lucrative right…


    • June 18, 2020 at 5:44 pm

      Finally her no-good husband has been wrongfully killed, and by someone rich…


  18. June 18, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    i believe it was an accident. i tend to believe what i wanted to believe. πŸ™‚


  19. June 18, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Ha! Simon turned the tables alright! Neat plotting, Ali.


  20. June 18, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    I like the twist that twists in your story.


  21. June 19, 2020 at 4:56 am

    Checkmate! I think Simon has many stories to tell!


  22. June 19, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Yep, Simon’s nobody’s fool. Excellently written, Ali!


  23. June 19, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Steady on! Is that not murder by accident. What was in the safe that the man had set up an observation scam?


    • June 20, 2020 at 4:46 am

      I guess we’ll never know. Simon’s not letting anyone near!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. June 20, 2020 at 2:38 am

    Well, that’s one way to take care of a thief…by accident, of course.


  25. June 20, 2020 at 9:25 am

    And so the window cleaner kicked the bucket! Nice one.


  26. June 20, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Got knocked off his perch, didn’t he? And one less thief will be at work that night.


  27. Lyn
    June 21, 2020 at 6:54 am

    What a pain for the window cleaner…Simon certainly saw through him.


  28. June 21, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Simon got the window cleaner’s hopes up before letting him down… haha.


  29. June 22, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Reads like a modern morality tale. Guess Simon is a lesser fool ?


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  31. June 24, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    MOL…very wise…and he can see it all through a clean window now…MOL😸Pawkisses for a Happy DayπŸΎπŸ˜½πŸ’ž


    • June 25, 2020 at 5:04 am

      He made sure his windows had been cleaned before knocking him off πŸ™‚


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