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FF – Nuthead and Numbnuts Have a Picnic

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

Copyright Roger Bultot


“Here we are, Nuthead! A nice picnic.”

“Yes, Numbnuts, lovely. Is this where we meant to go? Never mind. Spread out the food!”



“I remembered the baby chair.”

“Good-oh. But that makes me think we’ve forgotten something.”

“The food?”

“Something else.”

“The baby! We forgot the baby!”


“Wait a sec. We don’t have a baby.”

“Oh, that’s a relief. I thought for a minute we’d left him slash her at the supermarket slash petrol station slash home.”

“Phew! Though we do have a baby chair.”

“But why?”

“I forget. Let’s go home.”

“Yes, let’s. Where’s that again?”


  1. September 16, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    I’m surprised these two actually found the door/window to go outside! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  2. September 16, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    How long will they remember each other?


    • September 17, 2020 at 7:10 am

      Long enough to get into more mischief I bet.


  3. September 16, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Dangerous indeed.
    What if the baby is really there and they have forgotten her/him somewhere…
    Oh God, please restore their memory!


    • September 17, 2020 at 7:13 am

      Don’t fret, there is no baby 🙂 There was going to be originally but I wanted a comedy and there’s nothing funny about that.


  4. September 16, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Look for a heart. That’s where home is!


  5. September 16, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    The question is how sure can they be that they haven’t actually forgotten they forgot about the forgotten baby.


    • September 17, 2020 at 7:16 am

      I’m sure they’ll soon remember to forget!


  6. September 16, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Great title, and they lived up to it admirably.


    • September 17, 2020 at 7:16 am

      I was thinking about “Almost” have a picnic but I didn’t want it to get too long.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. September 16, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Quite a pair: they should take their show the road. They could be millionaires 🙂


  8. September 16, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    On the contrary, I think there’s plenty of food in that bag on the ground.

    If their parents hadn’t named them Nuthead and Numbnuts, they might not have grown up to be idiots…


    • September 17, 2020 at 7:20 am

      It’s all in the name. They never stood a chance…


  9. September 17, 2020 at 12:52 am

    You had me at “Nuthead and Numbnuts.” If I ever have twins… No, probably not.


  10. September 17, 2020 at 4:14 am

    Hahaha Numbnuts…. I haven’t heard that in ages!


  11. Lyn
    September 17, 2020 at 9:04 am

    How would they know if they’ve forgotten/remembered/forgotten anything. It’s a bit like, “He looking round the corner to see if I was to see if he was looking to see if I was looking to see if he was looking..”


  12. September 17, 2020 at 10:19 am

    They’re made for each other.


  13. September 17, 2020 at 11:29 am

    These people must have a keeper who I hope finds them sooner or later. Someone needs to keep their names and addresses pinned to the front of them. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • September 17, 2020 at 3:38 pm

      Yes, they definitely need some sort of reminder system in place 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Sue
    September 17, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    This was a fun read😂


  15. September 17, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    They are a tad confused…


  16. September 17, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    it looks like they’d been drinking or taking drugs or both. they deserve each other’s company. 🙂


  17. September 18, 2020 at 8:46 am

    Quite funny but then quite worrisome too. Great dialogue!


    • September 19, 2020 at 3:22 pm

      Yes, I wondered if anyone was going to worry about this pair 🙂


  18. September 18, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Sounds like a lot of smoking going on!


    • September 19, 2020 at 3:24 pm

      They found some of the “good stuff” 🙂


  19. September 18, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Very amusing tale. They are two peas in a pod, but might prove dangerous to one or the other. =)

    Liked by 1 person

  20. September 18, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    A match made in heaven. Or is that hell? Amusing collision of nonsense 🙂


  21. September 19, 2020 at 6:49 am

    When the memory goes, something is missing, damned if I know!


  22. September 20, 2020 at 12:33 am

    Dear Ali,

    I hope they never do have a baby. 😉 Made me chuckle.




    • September 20, 2020 at 6:03 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Now that would be a dicey situation!


  23. September 23, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Who let them out on their own?!


    • September 24, 2020 at 7:06 am

      Themselves! There doesn’t seem to be anyone keeping an eye on them 😦

      Liked by 1 person

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