Wednesday, 13 May 2015

A tin thing

I wrote this for Friday Fictioneers where this week's photo prompt comes courtesy of Marie Gail Stratford 













My friend Keith drove me home from the pub the other day because I’d had a chardonnay or two and he wouldn't let me drive under the affluence of incohol.

In a field I saw this cylindrical tin thing sticking out of the ground. I asked what it was and he said it was a space ship that had crash-landed point first. 

I'm pretty sure he was joking.

Then he said if I tapped it with a couple of spoons it would sound like a silophone.

Then I knew he was joking because it’s actually pronounced zylophone and spelt xylophone.

I’m no fool!


PS. OK, hands up -I must admit it's not completely true. I actually had three glasses of chardonnay, not two. I'll never go to heaven!


36 comments:

  1. This is so full of fun, I don't know where to start. I chuckled all the way, but the crashed space ship sent me LOL. Great writing.

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    1. I LOL'd writing it! Thanks for crashing by!

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  2. Fabulous!
    AnElephant loves crazy ladies!

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  3. LOL. Who needs heaven if you are having enough fun here? This was a fun read.

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    1. I quite agree! Thanks for dropping by.

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  4. but for all you know Keith may have been speaking truth.

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  5. I love chardonnay! ;)
    Keith sounds like a good friend.

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  6. affluence of incohol Ha! This entire piece reminds me of times I'd rather forget. Thanks for the smile.

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    1. I want them to last for ever! Cheers!

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  7. Great humour - loved it.

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    1. A bit of nonsense now and again is good for you!

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  8. great funny story even if you were under the affluence of incohol. ;-)

    Randy

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  9. Had to laugh at silohpone.. But it might have been a sillyphone... ;-)

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    1. Now who's being silly? Thanks for commenting

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  10. Can you only reach other farmers on a silophone?

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    1. Yep, it's a sonic version of morse code!

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  11. affluence of incohol? that's lovely. :)

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  12. I'll take some chardonnay. I'll believe anything you or Keith wants to tell me!

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    1. That's m'boy! I've also got some Merlot or red wine aficionados! Blimey, that's a long word!

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  13. Dear Rosey,

    Ah the Wrath of Grapes. Silophone? Cute. Love the plays on words here. Sloshingly well told.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Ooo, I like that word! Sloshingly, sloshingly! Bril.

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  14. Grape story, maybe it was just a house of the Riesling sun. Nicely done.

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  15. A most refreshing piece! You're funny!

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  16. Thank you for that Friday smile :D

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  17. Always enjoy your stream of conscious writing. Laughed at your spelling and obvious slurring but how you proved you really weren't that drunk by being able to spell xylophone properly but you still hadn't got the joke. Made me laugh.

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