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Price of Peace and Quiet – Friday Fictioneers

How could I resist Rochelle’sDOUBLE-DOG DARE YOU TO NOT write a story that has to do with lockdown, quarantine or the big C-19″ using this photo by Trish Nankivell? I could not.  Not that I have in the last almost eleven months, but still.  It’s time for Friday Fictioneers. Click on the frogs below to read more stories or to add your very own!.

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Price of Peace and Quiet

Lianne sighed in pleasure, relishing the quiet.  She took a sip of her coffee, picked up her book and started reading. Less than a paragraph in she stopped, realising it was too quiet.

“Daisy?  Whatchu doing, honey?”  No answer.  No bueno.  Peace and quiet always comes at a price.

As she entered the playroom, Daisy jumped on her.

“Hi Mommy!  Come and play with me!”

Lianne looked at the long strips of toilet paper that went the length of the room. and the stack of empty rolls at the end.


Daisy handed her a full roll. “You go first!”

69 thoughts on “Price of Peace and Quiet – Friday Fictioneers

  1. So funny. At least she hadn’t unrolled them all like the Andrex puppy. I don’t want to encourage anyone, but I think rolls of toilet paper bounce quite high if you get the angle right 🙂

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  2. A ha ha ha… Brilliant, Dale!!!!! I can imagine all those people waiting in frenzy (never understood why) to stock toilet rolls, reading this!!!!! 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

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  3. Dear Dale,

    How well do I relate to this? Somewhere I have a photo of my youngest somewhere between the age of 18 months and 2 sitting on the bathroom floor, blissfully surrounded by cotton balls. First I snapped the photo, then I chastised the adorable little varmint. It was actually my dog who unrolled the toilet paper. Bowling anyone? Love this story.

    Shalom and lotsa soft 2-ply hugs,


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    • Dear Rochelle,

      I figure any parent has had some sort of toilet paper story somewhere along the way 😉 And, to be honest, I actually have never experienced it myself!!

      Shalom and lotsa squeezable love,



  4. Q

    THIS is exactly why I could have and should have and will curse myself for NOT having bought stock in Scott! Yes, my kids used to bowl with it. And play Mummy Theater. And dare the other to get to the end first. Which means two rolls gone, just like that . . .

    Thank you for the trip down Memory Lane. 😉


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  5. The child version of the Andrex puppy — not sure if you have those adverts in Canada, or not. I know that quiet puppies have much in common with suspiciously quiet children. If you know they’re not sleeping but you can’t hear them, then they’re probably up to something. That is one patient mum in that story, and one that can afford loads of toilet rolls Still, it must work out cheaper than paying for the bowling alley!.

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