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 Friday Fictioneers

Write a complete story, beginning, middle, and end with 100 words.  (...or less, but I always strive for exactly 100, it's my personal challenge!) 

photo prompt:

photo prompt © Liz Young

100 words

 

“There you have it!”  His fork stabbed the photo.

“The perfect pitcher!  Women can’t drive worth a damn!  She mistook the excelerator for the brake!  That’s all she wrote!  I know... it ain’t politically correct to say women are bad drivers,” he waved away any unlikely argument from his buddies in the cafe.

The waitress, setting down his lunch, ruined his day.   Pointing out the driver’s name, she said, “Fred, you’re the village idiot.  The driver’s French, HIS name is Rene!”

Fred turned as red as the catsup on his burger, as his buddies roared, slapping him on the back.


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Comments

  1. Well, maybe not a woman, but a foreigner!

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    1. Oh, you do know how Fred thinks! Perfect comment, thanks!

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  2. She can't drive and he can't spell. The perfect combination! Fun story!

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  3. SMH at the Freds of this world...

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    1. Are there Freds all over the world? Maybe, but I think they're native to the US.

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  4. This is perfect. Sadly, too many Freds are still spouting this nonsense.

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    1. That's true. As Neil commented above, might not a woman, but now Fred can carry on about the foreigner.

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  5. A shame the waitress didn't 'accidentally' drive the burger into his lap!

    Here's mine!

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  6. If he doesn't know the difference between male and female, the joke's on Fred.

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  7. The joke's on Fred indeed. Serves him right for his misogyny.

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  8. Hopefully it will have him reconsidering his misogyny, but I wouldn't hold my breath on it.

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  9. The waitress sure put Fred in his place.

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  10. Fred sounds like a right, twit and deserves all he gets

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