Archie stared at the gift, torn wrapping paper all round. It looked like several bicycles had crashed into each other, a mangled frame with wheels of various sizes attached to it.

‘Wow, that’s… interesting.’

‘Do you like it?’ Agnes smiled at him.

‘What is it?’

Agnes frowned. ‘A puncture repair station. You’re too old to cycle, I thought you’d like to help others if they get into bother. It’s got various sizes.’

‘I don’t know what to say.’ Since Archie had stopped cycling Agnes had wanted him to find another pastime.

‘You’re welcome would be nice.’ Agnes missed having the weekends to herself.

Copyright Ted Strutz

Happy Holidays to all the Friday Fictioneers and those that visit my blog. As always I am eternally grateful for everyone who takes the time to read my offerings. I hope you all have a wonderful break and a Happy New Year.

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

Other stories featuring Agnes and Archie: THE AGNES AND ARCHIE STORIES.

87 thoughts on “NOT WHAT I ASKED FOR

  1. Since I work from home and my husband is retired, I can totally relate! That sculpture looks like it could actually be used for such a device. Another great Archie and Agnes.

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  2. It’s so much fun to read all the different interpretations of Ted’s photo prompt! I enjoyed the creativity of yours, but that last line was a hoot! (Maybe because I’ve been there.) 🙂 Happy New Year!

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