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Uninvited guest (Friday Fictioneers)

January 11, 2018

PHOTO PROMPT © Victor and Sarah Potter

“Hey guys, come in.”

“Hey dad. Where’s mum?”

Uncontrolled Laughter greeted that statement. “What did you do?”

“This time it wasn’t me. Come and have a look at this.”

Dutifully we followed dad out to the laundry. “I see the problem.”

Bouncing from foot to foot, mum was contorting to get as close to the sink as possible. In front of her, and between her and the door was a giant web dangling as if it had fallen. Wisps hung off the door frame. In the middle sat a giant grey shape. “Oh, hi guys. John, will you DO SOMETHING!”



This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

Word count: 100


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  1. There is always one in a relationship who has the role of dealing with spiders! 🙂

    • Oh yes… hahaha terrible the fears we have. I mean it is just sitting there minding its own business

  2. This could have been me. Nicely done.

    • Oh dear… you too? For me it depends on the size. In Aus the smaller black ones with color on their back scare the begeezas out of me. Redback or white tail. Blah

  3. How unkind! Teehee! Mum! -Get a grip!

  4. Great fun – really made me smile! (I’m sure they rescued Mum eventually.)

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  5. Ha ha ha. Been there.

  6. Hopefully, John’s not afraid of spiders too or they’ve got a real problem! Nice one.

    Click to read my FriFic!

  7. Dear Laurie,

    I sympathize with Mum. I’ve been known to give my room over to large spiders. Cringing at the thought. Good one.



  8. Ha ha ha ha, this was so realistic, and so much fun.

  9. Sarah Ann permalink

    Dad is having too much fun at mum’s expense. I wonder how he’d feel if roles, and feelings of arachnophobia, were reversed 🙂 Great imagery.

  10. Spiders are right up there with gecko lizards in my fear portfolio.
    Someone save MUM …. funny story.
    Isadora 😎

  11. I have a feeling that John and mum get along beautifully. Fun story Laurie.

  12. Ha… spiders can have an interesting effect on some…

  13. Dale permalink

    What a mean dad! To leave her like that and then laugh at her…

  14. Oh, poor Mum. I hope she give Dad a clout upside the head when she’s free!

  15. Oh, how mean! But so well written.

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