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Chinese Whispers – Friday Fictioneers

It’s Wednesday!  Well for the next thirty minutes, anyway… 😉  Hostest with the mostest, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields has chosen a rather interesting photo this week.  Thank you Roger Bultot for setting me on a strange path with this one!

I want to apologise to my fellow FFers for my lack of participation in reading and commenting.  I started a new job last week and feel like a whirling dirvish.  I know once a routine has been set by both the golf club where I work and by myself, I will do better.  I promise!

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Genre:  Fiction

Word Count:  100

Chinese Whispers

Did you hear Martha and George are getting divorced?

No way!  Hey, did you hear? Martha’s leaving George!

Get out, Theresa.  That can’t be.   Listen up, June, I heard George cheated and Martha’s leaving him.

Oh come on now!  That is hogwash.  Stop spreading tales.  Susie, Martha caught George cheating on her with the maid!

Gretchen, did you know? I can’t believe it, but Martha found George with the mailman!

Oh lordy, we shouldn’t spread rumours!   Francine!  Martha just found out George is gay.  She’s leaving him.

You will not believe this, Danielle.  George is dead and Martha did it!

75 thoughts on “Chinese Whispers – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dear Dale,

    I love it! There’s a song in Fiddler on the Roof (the play, not the movie) with Yenta spreading gossip. Your story reminds me of it. At any rate, suffice it to say, your story is wonderful. Great take on the prompt.



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  2. I never liked that George.
    But I do like your take on this, Dale.
    And re your craving for a whirling dervish, take 2 aspirin and lie down for 30 minutes, the notion will pass.

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  3. You have me snorting out my coffee. That was brilliant. And I give you standing ovations for the new job. I think you’re doing the right thing. Then, one day, when you open your own restaurant, you’ll know all the details. 😉

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  4. Papa loved Mama, Mama loved men.
    Mama’s in the graveyard, Papa’s in the pen.

    It was used in the chorus of a country music song, but it goes back hundreds of years. This was FUNNY! Maybe Martha just got tired of having splinters on her lips from kissing George.

    Both you and Russell seemed to choose a similar approach this week. Hmmmmm. Seriously, you two should collaborate. I would read that!

    Fun stuff this week, Dale! Five out of five wooden dentures. 😀

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  5. I have to agree with Kent, there is an amazing similarity to the communication results in our stories. You did a much better job of telling that part of the tale than I did. People skimmed over it in mine and shot straight to the punch line.

    Poor George and Martha. Who knows what their irreconcilable differences were, but you can bet they were near as interesting as the stories in the gossip chain.

    Great post, Dale. You kept me laughing all the way through.

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  6. ha ha . Funny story and at the same time a good illustration of how gossip really messes up some lives.

    Nicely done. Good luck in your new job and don’t worry about not commenting.

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  7. you won’t believe the kind of traffic, gossip and all, that comes through those telephone lines. birds sit on them for hours so they can eavesdrop on humans for entertainment.

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