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Dancing About – Friday Fictioneers

A little late for me this week.  Having fun playing tour guide with my friend Alison, from Louisiana, who is in town for a few days.  Trying to ensure I do a good job of it, trying to fix my water woes, dealing with fans that are rattling my house in their attempts to dry it out, and I’m supposed to write?  Of course!  I don’t like missing my weekly dose of Friday Fictioneers so here I am!  Thank you, always, to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple for herding us cats every week and keeping us in line.  And this weeks photo is brought to you by Magaly Guerrero.  Thank you Magaly!

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Genre:  Fiction

Word count – 100 always!


You know I appreciate you, right?


And I never take you for granted, either.


You have skills that I find remarkable.


No one does what you do any better, that’s for sure.


And I think you’re worth way more than you give yourself credit for.


Seriously, I think you should–

Enough!  If you don’t stop dancing around the issue, whatever it is you want to ask me, the answer will be NO!  Spit it out already!


He stared at her, blinking, in shock.


I…., ahhh…. wanted to ask if you’d iron my shirt for me.

76 thoughts on “Dancing About – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dear Dale,

    This sounds dangerously like a dialogue between mother and son. I’m pretty sure I’ve been part of this conversation on more than one occasion. I won’t tap dance around telling you how much I enjoyed this one. Hope your homeowner woes are soon taken care of and you’re having a good time with your friend.



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    • Dear Rochelle,
      I’ve had this type of conversation way too often. My father was king at beating around the bush. Ugh. Please be direct and don’t try to butter me up!!
      As to the woes…oy! I hope so too!
      So very glad you enjoyed! Had trouble spitting this one out the way I wanted!
      Lotsa love,

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  2. Like most men I think I have pretty good ironing skills but apparently I do it all wrong. It needs to start from the moment the clothes are hung. And folded and the direction that the iron moves. He just needs to start ironing badly in front of her and then watch her take over. Not that I would do anything like that.

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    • So do I, matter of fact. I went from a marriage proposal to baking a cake to running an errand to ironing for this post!


  3. Dear Dale,
    This dialog is so cute. I’ve never had anyone skirt around me. Perhaps, they know I’m a sucker for a smile.
    Love ❤️ ironing … used to keep me calm when hubby (NYPD) worked midnight to eight in the morning. I highly recommend it. 😊 Perhaps, it might help during your water 💦 nightmare. Good luck with it all.
    Isadora 😎

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  4. You know how we always use expressions like, “This left me open-mouthed” and things like that, but don’t mean it literally? Well, this time I mean it. The last line left my mouth open. What a character.

    P.S. I, too, find FF addictive. 🙂

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  5. Oh, Dale. This is such a man thing. They accuse women of beating about the bush, being such experts at it themselves! That being said, I enjoy ironing as it’s an excuse to catch up on watching my favourite TV programmes, so nobody has to creep around me on account of this. But they do have to work hard to persuade me to do any sewing for them, though!

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      • I’m so bad at sewing, that I’m surprised anybody asks me to do it anymore. That being said, I’m presently attempting to adapt a camisole top into a bra. It’s taking me an age because I can’t suss out how to use the battery-driven mini sewing gadget I bought, so am stitching the darned garment by hand instead.


  6. What is ironing, is it the same as putting items under the mattress to press them. Ps it also works well with deformed book covers, flattens them nicely.😊😊😊

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  7. Too funny, and such a great conversation. I’m not fond of ironing but I do it, and I have one of these ‘specialists’ at home who say they can do it and then iron it all wrong… 😀

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  8. No man want to cut directly to the chase when asking for personal favors. Tis always best to start with compliments before the begging and groveling starts. Sometimes it even works.

    BTW – love the photo of you on InLinkz.

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    • Yeah well…might work for some 😉
      And thank you. Taken foe my friend’s wedding (can’t tell, but I was wearing dancing shoes! 😁)


  9. I’ll try to get to the point. 🙂 This was great. I agree with Rochelle it sounded like many conversations I had with my son.

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  10. And the answer, I hope, is “no”! 😉 A great story, and rather close to home – although I am proud to say that my husband gave up asking me to do his ironing years ago. I am so bad at it that he willingly does mine instead!

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