A NEW BROOM

‘Well, what do you think?’

‘Very nice. The new ATS 83 model, is it?’

‘Yes, got a good trade in for it too.’

‘They took the old broom off your hands?’

‘They can still use it for spare parts. Want a shot?’

‘Would love too.’

‘Pointed helmets on then. Just lift that cat flap at the back and put Sabrina in there, that’s the new comfy black cat carrier – comes as standard. Right, off we go then.’

‘Oh, does have a good ‘broom broom’ sound.’

‘Hold on, engaging flight mode.’

‘Oh, very smooth.’

‘Lovely for flying over the town at night.’


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Copyright CE Ayr

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.

105 responses to “A NEW BROOM”

  1. Oh this is terrific! I’ve often said my other car is a broom………………

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    1. Haha, glad you liked it Di 🙂

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  2. Dear Iain,

    Love the ‘broom, broom.’ My husband has a Harley and a neighbor once said she could always here it coming and loved the ‘potato, potato’ sound. 😉 Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Haha, potato potato – I’m sure that’s not the image he was going for with a Harley! Glad you liked it Rochelle 🙂

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  3. What is it about bikes and brooms lol

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    1. Well, you can’t get around as a witch without ’em! 🙂

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  4. I wondered witch way you’d go with the prompt!

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    1. Ha, very good Keith 🙂

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  5. Love it, still grinning like a Cheshire (black) cat

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    1. Thanks for the photo and the compliment 🙂

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  6. Love the witchiness 🙂 Great humor all the way through. Great take on the prompt, Iain.

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    1. Thank you Linda, glad you liked it 🙂

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  7. Very nice. And love it that it makes a “broom, broom” sound…

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  8. “Broom, broom.” Love the take on the prompt!

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  9. I love the way the cat inspired you! It’s a beautiful creature, and you gave us a story worthy of the inspiration.

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  10. Hehehe. I was thnking broom, too, but then decided otherwise. 🙂 I love the Broom, Broom sound and the cat carrier. So much fun.

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  11. This was great, Iain. I loved the “broom broom” sound. Thanks for the smile. 🙂

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    1. You’re very welcome 🙂

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  12. Ha! Loved this. Makes sense that flying brooms would be upgraded to bikes in the 21st century. A witch has got to stay in style 😉

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    1. Always at the cutting edge of witch technology 🙂

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  13. This made me chuckle. Thanks, Iain 🙂

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    1. You’re very welcome 🙂

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    1. Thank you, was determined to do something a little lighter this week! 🙂

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  14. Oh, oh we thought alike! Sorry about that

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    1. Great minds think alike 🙂

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  15. Flying over the town in a scooter and not on the broom 🙂
    Surprise ending.

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  16. Ha! I love it…. Wish i could trade in my car for one!

    -Rachel 🙂

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    1. Thank you Rachel 🙂

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  17. Really enjoy the playful take on this prompt, Lain! You did a nice job of carrying the scene through.

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    1. Thank you Dawn 🙂

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  18. Wait. The cat goes IN the seat, not on? Poor kitty.

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    1. Don’t worry, it has all the mod cons to let the cat travel in style 🙂

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  19. How fun and how very well done!
    I want one!!!
    🙂
    Na’ama

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    1. Thank you – I’m sure they will be available on Amazon soon 😉

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  20. such a nice bit of humor

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    1. Thank you so much Larry

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  21. Good call! Ive never hears of a bike being called a broom, but as usual it makes perfect sense!! Number 1 too, good work sir!

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    1. Thank you, a rare treat to be in top spot!

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      1. well thats twice in about a month i reckon, but i could be completely wrong, time seems to be speeding up here!

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  22. Broom! Broom! May I have a ride?
    This was so much fun, Iain.

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    1. Thank you Dale, nice to do something a little lighter 🙂

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  23. A very bewitching story! Love it!

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  24. I don’t get the cat flap. Maybe I’m just not familiar with witches.

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    1. It’s a play on the carrier box on the back of the bike in the photo – perfect for taking your black cat with you on a fly round 🙂

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      1. That was a joke. It was a pun on a witch’s familiar.

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  25. Love this whimsical take on the prompt! Definitely put a smile on my face.

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    1. Thank you Barb 🙂

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  26. well, you have taken us for a ride this time. very creative take on the prompt. 🙂

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  27. Even witches have to move with the times 🙂

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    1. Wait until they discover microwaves instead of cauldrons!

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  28. Love it! Sabrina will be well pleased with her new form of transport. So much more reliable.

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    1. Thank you Sandra 🙂

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  29. You got yourself a beautiful bike. Envy of town. May be some anger too, you keep them awake with Broom, Broom sound.

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    1. Very true, may need a silencer on the exhaust!

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  30. Charming tale- very imaginative. Left me images of cats on Vespas/Brooms flying through the night sky !

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    1. Look out for them this Halloween 😉

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  31. Pointy helmet indeed! And how do you get spare parts from a besem?

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    1. There must be a motor in there somewhere, or some left over magic perhaps?

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  32. Never even went there, but so glad you did! Broom-broom! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Lynda 🙂

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  33. Hahaha love this. Very clever

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  34. Love the line about the cat carrier coming standard. I didnt even notice the cat till now!

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    1. Thanks, I didn’t spot it at first glance either 🙂

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  35. Haha, ‘Broom, Broom sound’ I love it!

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    1. Thank you Kristian 🙂

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  36. Ha! Ha! Nice one. Time they upgraded that old broom.

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  37. What a great take on the prompt. I enjoyed it very much – pointy helmet, cat carrier and all.

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  38. From the title, I thought I was getting a witch story! Nice write Iain!

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    1. Glad I didn’t disappoint! 🙂

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  39. Love this clever spin for this prompt!

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  40. Rather a wroom than a broom… and what a great hit on bald mountain.

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  41. What fun! Glad it comes with a cat carrier!

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  42. I’ll have to google that model. Sounds like just what I need!

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    1. It would cut through the rush hour traffic at least!

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  43. Ha! Very good Iain. Especially like the broom-broom! Made me smile, this one

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    1. Thanks Lynn, glad to share a smile 🙂

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  44. A fun read! Love the references to the new comfy black cat carrier and flight mode. 😀

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  45. The name Sabrina takes me back to a TV program I used to watch as a kid. About a witch, naturally. Not sure if the cat will like the compartment though…

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    1. Cats are very fussy about confined spaces!

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  46. I love the subtle humor.

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  47. That was fun. It sorta does look like a broom, sideways, with a bit of squinting…

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    1. You have to look hard…

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