Another week of crawling internet, even slower than before, so apologies for not replying to all my comments from last week yet. I think the internet is actually dying now and I should probably do the decent thing and put it out of its misery. The new router arrived and made it worse so we’ve plugged the old one back in. There’s an engineer coming tomorrow to fix it or perform last rites.
But let’s not dwell on my crappy broadband, let’s celebrate the good things in life. And you can’t get much better than Friday Fictioneers!
UPDATE: internet fixed! I’m back online and I’ve been celebrating by watching back to back films on Lovefilm. Yay!!!!
For those who don’t know, Friday Fictioneers is a challenge to write a 100 word story from a picture prompt. It’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, and anyone can play. Thanks for hosting, Rochelle! Check out the link at the end of my story to see what other fictioneers did with this week’s prompt.
Fly Me To The Moon
Bob Tambourine leaned against the banister and peered upwards, feeling a little dizzy. He loved being an odd-job man – the odder the job the better – and this one was certainly going to be a challenge.
‘Gonna cost ya,’ he said.
A week later Bob returned. Strapping a home-made contraption to his back, he positioned himself in the stairwell. Fingers crossed, he pressed the ignition, feeling the heat of the twin-jets as they propelled him upwards.
Hovering inches from the ceiling, Bob produced a light-bulb from his pocket.
‘No job too big or small,’ he said as he screwed it in.
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