Mister Fix-It

Friday Fictioneers

Write a complete story using one hundred words (or less, but my personal challenge is 100 exactly).  This week I wrote a poem that tells a story.  The sad, sad story of Ted, The Fix-it-Man

photo prompt

PHOTO PROMPT© Ted Strutz

100 words

 

She warned Ted to leave it,

to call a mechanic.

But show him repairs,

he’s a fit-it manic.

 

The problem with Ted,

he’s not too adept.

Something poor Ted

just cannot accept.

 

“Just let me fiddle

and take off this part.

I could do it with eyes shut.

I know it by heart.”

 

Five hours later

ol’ Ted’s in the house,

his hat in his hand,

to face his mad spouse.

 

Has Ted learned his lesson,

and turned a new leaf?

The next time this happens,

will he spare her the grief? 

 

With the size of Ted’s ego?

Not likely!

©2021 Lisa Smith Nelson. All Rights Reserved


Comments

  1. That was a fun one... There are so many "Teds" in this world...

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  2. I think the man has a jones. Or he's just an idiot.

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  3. It was worth a try Ted, I'd have probably done the same!

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  4. I always appreciate a poetic story. Love it!

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  5. That was fun! Poetry was a nice way of putting across your story.

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  6. A clever and creative take on the prompt.

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  7. My own personal "Ted" usually gets the job done very well :) Not aways quickly, but well.

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  8. Funny! I bet he won't either. Good one!

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  9. Dear Lisa,

    Such is the nature of the beast. Poor Ted. And poor Mrs. Ted. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  10. What a fun poem. Poor Ms Ted needs the patience of a saint though.

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