Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Post 1477. Wednesday March 15

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers.




I’m too trusting. Gullible some say. I know I’m the butt of jokes. Not in a nasty way, but my friends do enjoy telling me silly things knowing I’ll believe them. I’ve been sent on wild goose chases, and asked to pass on nonsensical messages without realising they're japes.

I recently purchased a sat-nav for my car; I got fed up with asking for directions and being sent round in circles. Guess what, even that’s in on the act.

The other day, it said turn right. So I turned right. 'Turn lef't' said the snooty voice. I turned left. It took me this way and that, and eventually, I found myself deep in a forest. ‘Round the oak tree’ it said. ‘Left at the ant hill'.

To cut a long story short (because I’m reaching the word limit!) I got stuck in the mud and it laughed. I kid you not! I decided to walk.

If you come across an abandoned car amongst the trees can you let me know please? I can’t find it.





Word count 175

The picture prompt at this week's FFfAW is provided by Tim Livingstone.




36 comments:

  1. KEITh!! long time!! but your writing still leaves me smiling! very cute! I too am too gullible my friend! Hope all is well! hugs xoxo

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    1. Lucy! Great to hear from you. You say the nicest things x

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  2. Extremely enjoyable as always Keith, very funny, especially the last appeal for help finding it. Well done.

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    1. Cheers Iain - don't forget to let me know if you spot it!

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  3. Hahahahaha! Cute story, Keith! He got lost and walked then lost his car LOL!! Nicely done!

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  4. Hi Keith - fun sat nav story ... I'm surprised it couldn't get itself out of its lost state - after you'd walked off, of course. I hope you can find your positive way over to PL ... where you get a nudge! Cheers Hilary

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  5. Fun tale Keith - and not so far from the truth with some sat navs!

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    1. I don't trust mine in the least! Thanks Lynn

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  6. And again, I know exactly why til today I don't have one of these devil's devices and rely on good old road maps (the printed kinds, on paper). Good story!

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    1. Devil's devices! Love it. I recently read that sales of traditional road maps are soaring .

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  7. I remember the fun I used to have with a Sat Nav, when my dad's car first got one - it kept spitting out completely nonsensical suggestions that we knew were wrong. Like turn left in a hundred meters - what, into the next highway? But they're useful. If tamed properly. Lovely little story.

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  8. I'd never trust a sat nav. I don't trust people to give the right directions, so why trust a machine?

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  9. Wow! This sounds like me. I cannot get my credit cards to go through anymore. It's like I have a magnetic field that messes with the new encoded chips. Recently my doctor's receptionist and a shop clerk both had to put my two separate cards through their respective machines for me! I fear that if something happens to my partner all the household electronics will fail and moss will grow over everything, including me and the cats. ~sigh~ Cute story!

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    1. Oh my goodness, I hope it doesn't get that bad!

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  10. This was a fun read! Our GPS once told us we had arrived at our hotel when in actuality we were right in the middle of the Interstate in the middle of nowhere, unless there was in invisible hotel there somewhere, or it had vanished into thin air! We love our GPS when travelling, but every now and then it does take us on a wild goose chase such as this! :-)

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    1. I'm like you. When it's working properly it's great, but it is a bit moody.

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  11. Hilarious and I think of myself with directions, my daughter told me once, Mama you get lost in a hotel compound if we aren't around. Nice little ramble Keith!

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  12. Fabulous Keith I can well see that happening....I too have been sent to weird places and in wrong directions using so called technology....

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  13. Now that was funny. Left me smiling. Thanks for the laugh!

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  14. Funny! :) I think you came close to finding it, but the sat-nav gave you a bit of wrong information! You probably should have gone to the right of the ant hill. Little things like that can throw you off course, but I guess you would not have made it anyway with a shortage of word count! I promise to call you...if I find it and I do not get bogged down in the mud.

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    1. Thanks so much! If you do find it, don't look in the boot - there are so many dead bodies in people's stories this week that I'd hate it if one turned up in my car!

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  15. this is soooooo cute and funny! great take!

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  16. Heee heeee heeeee, I'll be sure to let you know if i cross its path

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    1. I knew you wouldn't let me down! Thanks shadow

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