Short Story

Thursday. Other half out. Day to myself. Bike ride arranged. Work done. Clouds looming. Rain holding off. Time comes. Bag packed. Bottle filled. Out to shed. Shed locked.

Oh no.

Hunt for keys. Keys gone. Keys in pocket. Other half’s pocket. Other half’s phone off. Air blue. Friend rung. Ride cancelled. Day ruined. Stomp outside. Glare at shed. Stare at shed. Light dawns. Open garage. Into garage. Side door opened. Bike extracted. Friend rung. Other half forgiven. Bike ride back on. World turned right way up. Pedal away happy.

Still rained, though.

UPDATE

Other half returns. Story told. Points out keys. Hanging on nail. Where they always hang…

11 Responses to Short Story

  1. bikinginla says:

    Okay, now that’s funny. Thanks for the best laugh I’ve had all week.

  2. Moobs says:

    There seems to be a missing phrase: “face palm”

  3. Jo says:

    *roars with laughter*

  4. Flighty says:

    I hope that you felt at least slighty contrite!
    Have a good weekend! xx

  5. justwilliams says:

    Story (beautifully) told.

  6. disgruntled says:

    Flighty – I did
    JustWilliams – thanks

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  9. 2whls3spds says:

    May I suggest a resettable combination lock…

    Aaron (been there done that)

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