The Mistake

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Photo copyright: Dale Rogerson

Hello Vicar, I have brought you a few flowers; they were left over from decorating the church for the flower festival.

Wow that’s a lot of packing boxes!

Has Mrs Mc Duffy over ordered on the altar candles again?

English Victorian Church

English Victorian Church

This Post Has 35 Comments

  1. Dale

    Short and sweet and to the point!

    1. Michael Humphris

      So glad to get your comment, thank you Dale

  2. Moon

    Nice story , Michael. I love the honesty of the person who brought flowers and Mrs Mc Duffy’s generosity. Looks like a warm community to live in .

    1. Michael Humphris

      I like it, thank you for your kind comment, Moon

  3. gravadee
    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much. Gravadee.

  4. Iain Kelly

    I sense Mrs McDuffy makes a habit of over ordering!

    1. Michael Humphris

      She certainly does, perhaps I should write about them,

  5. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Short and ever so charming. I could picture Mrs. McDuffy as being something of what we call an air-head. Well meaning and sweet, but not a lot going on upstairs.



    1. Michael Humphris

      I may be tempted to write alittle about her, after reading your feedback, thank you so much for your comment Rochelle.

  6. draliman

    It’s always a problem when you think you’re ordering 10 and end up with 10 boxes 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      So true, lovely to read your feedback. Thank you.

  7. wmqcolby

    Hee-hee-heee! The shortest story I ever read here at FF HQ. Also, the funniest in terms of brevity. It just hit me like a shot!

    The word “where” should probably have been “were.” I hate it when that happens.

    Five out of five Hail Mary’s and Our Father’s.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I was so pleased to receive your prayers. I always need them when it comes to spellings relating to sound. Thank you so much

      1. wmqcolby

        Juts happened to be in the neighborhood. 😉

  8. granonine

    Thanks for the laughter 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Loved that you enjoyed my brief attempt at story telling for this weeks FF

  9. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover

    I liked this glimpse into their lives. I think we all have a Mrs. Mc Duffy in our lives.

    1. Michael Humphris

      So pleased to have your comment.

  10. yarnspinnerr

    Once there used to be a trifecta challenge here of 33 words story. It would have nicely fit in.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you kindly yarnspinnerr

  11. Alicia Jamtaas

    This made me smile. Short and sweet and lovely.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you kindly Alicia

  12. Jelli

    I can envision this. Laughing at the prospect!

    1. Michael Humphris

      So pleased I caused you to laugh, laughter is good.

  13. justjoyfulness

    🙂 What a lovely take on the prompt. It made me smile and feel warm at the same time 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      So glad that you enjoyed this brief story. Thank you so much for your kind comments.

  14. Sascha Darlington

    Nice slice of life. Sounds like they could have a nice candle ceremony to go with the flower festival.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I also thought a candle fest would be good. So pleased to get your comment, Sascha

  15. Sandra

    Short and sweet. And that’s a lot of altar candles…

    1. Michael Humphris

      It looks as if the church will have to go into the candle wholesale business. Thank you Sandra

  16. lingeringvisions by Dawn

    Haha..cute story.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Glad you enjoyed it Dawn

  17. gahlearner

    I echo what others said about the story being short and sweet. I also admire how much character and atmosphere you managed to pack into these few words. It feels like being there.

    1. Michael Humphris

      That is such a kind comment – Thank you.

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