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FF – Shops of Death

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

Copyright Roger Bultot

“Look at this!”

“Boy, huge glasses. What’s that all about?”

“And all this, what would you call it?”


“Yep, bric-a-brac.”


“What do they think they’re doing?”

“No idea. In fact, this whole high street is rubbish.”

“It’s a shit street.”

“Every shop a disaster.”

“Let’s go back to the car.”

Bric-a-brac shop calling all shops. We have been dissed. DESTROY THEM!

“Yes, Officer sob sob the shop sign just fell on him sob sob sliced his head clean off sob sob freak accident sob sob

  1. October 7, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Loose lips sink ships

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 8, 2021 at 7:20 am

      As they have discovered to their cost.


  2. October 7, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Oh, man oh, man. I do love your stories!


    • October 8, 2021 at 7:28 am

      Aw, thanks! I’m glad you’re enjoying them 🙂


  3. October 7, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    It was aliens! I can see their handbook in the shop window, bottom right!


    • October 8, 2021 at 7:28 am

      You’re right! I zoomed in and the explanation is right there, hiding in plain sight!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. October 7, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Revenge of the high street shops! Hilarious! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  5. October 7, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    why does somebody always have to die? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. October 8, 2021 at 12:35 am

    So good. Hilarious and terrifying!


    • October 8, 2021 at 7:33 am

      Careful what you say next time you’re window shopping dum dum DUM 🙂


  7. October 8, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Don’t we wish this would REALLY happen!


    • October 8, 2021 at 7:39 am

      People would certainly be a bit more careful what there are saying while out and about.


  8. October 8, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Presumably, his head will be displayed with the 8 in the window!

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 10, 2021 at 5:10 am

      It’s important to display a deterrent to re-educate people like this!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. October 8, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Rubbish! This whole story was plain garbage…..

    Wait…. is that a blue froggy falling on my….. AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!


    • October 10, 2021 at 5:11 am

      There is no escape from the revolution on the inanimate…


  10. October 8, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    So it’s come to this, has it, Ali? We were made for the stores, not the stores for us! I knew it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 10, 2021 at 5:12 am

      That’s what’s so frightening about the demise of the high street. No more shops, no more need for us 😮

      Liked by 1 person

  11. October 8, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    I had no idea bric-a-brac could be so vindictive!


    • October 10, 2021 at 5:14 am

      I’m glad to have issued this warning before anything untoward happens!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Bear
    October 8, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Serves him right for what he said. Little shops like this are truly the heart and soul of a country. Small business is where it’s at! Recycle, reuse, renew! Love that slogan!


  13. October 9, 2021 at 9:58 am

    I don’t know. They come here in their designer clothes, with their designer accessories, and then diss us? Death’s too good for them!


    • October 10, 2021 at 5:17 am

      For sure. I wonder what will happen to her in the coming days? Our reach is long for we are everywhere 🙂


  14. October 9, 2021 at 11:48 am

    I didn’t know I could laugh so much about a sentient shop, but I do. Never dismiss a bric-a-brac shop, a lesson to remember. 😀


    • October 10, 2021 at 5:17 am

      We must be careful what we say next time we’re window shopping. I’m glad you liked it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  15. October 9, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    I think they have wandered into the flea market – no bargains then?


  16. October 9, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    That’ll teach them!


  17. October 9, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    And they’re laughing at us, all the way to the back. Well done.


  18. October 10, 2021 at 12:58 am

    I imagine the order to destroy coming from a Don Corleone type voice…


  19. October 10, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Dear Ali,

    That will teach them never to diss a bric-a brac shop.




    • October 11, 2021 at 6:25 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Bric-a-brac shops are among the least forgiving of all the shops!


  20. October 10, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    A very topical subject Ali. Shops have been blitzed, whilst the mountains of cardboard have grown.


    • October 11, 2021 at 6:29 am

      Yes, I’m surprised there were enough shops left on that high street to take action.


  21. Lyn
    October 16, 2021 at 3:08 am

    When I start to read your stories, I always wonder, “Who will die today?” Always a twist 😄


  1. October 14, 2021 at 12:56 am

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