The Job – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant tell you how much fun he has
Each week with Friday Fictioneers
So he gives Rochelle
Who runs it so well
A big thank you and three hearty cheers

The idea of Friday Fictioneers is to write a very short story (100 words) based on a picture prompt (below).
That’s it.

Copyright Kent Bonham

Copyright Kent Bonham

The Job

Look at the size of that place!

Wait till you see inside. Original Old Masters, silver and gold candlesticks, worth a fortune!

This‘ll be easily the biggest job we’ve ever done.

Aye, and it’s a one-off. The old boy’s half-crazy, never leaves, just prowls about with a shotgun.

He’s not here, is he?

No, I told you, he’s away to that funeral, won’t be back till near dark.

We’ll be legends! Nobody in our game has ever tackled anything this dangerous before.

Let’s go get rich then.

Do you really think one day is enough to clean all those windows?

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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83 Responses to The Job – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Lynda says:

    This is GOOD! Love your sense of humor with that twist ending!

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  2. Very fun twist and great characters. A delightful read all around. Thanks!

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  3. Sarah Ann says:

    Fantastic. Sending us off on that wild goose chase like that, honestly!

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  4. yarnspinnerr says:

    Loved it.
    Would sure require a lot of detergent 😉

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  5. neenslewy says:

    Love the comical twist – interesting ideas that kept my mind involved. I thought job in hotel, then ‘the job’, imaginative take on the image, something beyond the spooky, gothic and dark that many of us have written (including myself). Then I remembered whose blog I was on and braced myself for a final wonderful twist!
    I would hate to have to clean those windows!
    Brilliant.

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  6. Yes it was a good twist at the end.

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  7. Mystikel says:

    Lol, too funny. I was already thinking wow this picture really made everyone think of love and death and crime of what I read so far, so you really surprised me with that twist. Like the old joke of
    the vindow viper.

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  8. Carrie says:

    LOL, only window washers? I was expecting something more sinister 🙂

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  9. Nice twist, totally unexpected, but look at the windows in that place! Had no idea there was so much money in window washing!

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  10. troy P. says:

    Had me, had me, had me – confound you – you had me!

    Nicely done =)

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  11. camgal says:

    Hehe I meant to leave a comment when I first read your story 🙂 the last line was absolutely funny. I doubt a day will help them get the job done. Nice one.

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  12. EagleAye says:

    Haha! Another clever misdirection. You’re really good at this. Your stories are a joy to read.

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  13. Jan Brown says:

    Wonderful non-crime story! Terrific surprise at the end…well done!

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  14. Love the enthusiasm!

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  15. elappleby says:

    Fab twist – and what a lot of windows! If only they had an elephant to squirt water at them…

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  16. Claudia says:

    Funny punch line…you got me!!!!

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  17. This was relly very good 🙂

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  18. I wonder who set up the one day limit on the windows?

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  19. Linda Vernon says:

    Ha ha! Wonderful Elephant! 😀

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  20. zookyworld says:

    A neat set up to lead our nose (or trunk) one way, then surprise us at the end. What a fun building to wash windows!

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  21. kz says:

    LOL fantastic! i so loved the ending ^^

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  22. Hahaha… Loved it… Naturally, I was expecting a robbery… Nearly lost my tea to the keyboard..! 🙂

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  23. billgncs says:

    you waxed eloquent, or maybe windexed eloquent!

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  24. Delightful twist! You led us down a merry path, only to shove us down another lol. Nice.

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  25. Honie Briggs says:

    Made me laugh!

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  26. RoSy says:

    This had guilty written all over it until the last line.
    🙂

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  27. emmylgant says:

    Terrific. I burst out laughing. You are really great at this. Bravissime.

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  28. wmqcolby says:

    Hahahahahahaha! Great! Thanks, Elephant!

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  29. paulmclem says:

    Lol. Nuff said!

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  30. Penny L Howe says:

    From the title to the last line, A job well done. As always anelephantcant help but show his talent with the written word! 🙂

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  31. Joe Owens says:

    Tricky. I expected a bang bang ending! Very good switch at the last minute.

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  32. Ese' s Voice says:

    This was fun! And believable – all the way to the end 🙂

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  33. Parul says:

    I would never sign up for such a daunting task, forget voluntarily!
    Quite a twist you got there! Well done! 🙂

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  34. Got me! Well done.

    janet

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  35. Alastair says:

    AnElephant writes again for Friday Fictioneers
    I love the way you told the story
    You created some fun
    Had us on the run
    Thinking it was another form of glory

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  36. Sandra says:

    There are people round here who will clean your windows without your permission and then come knocking for money… I don’t think they’ll get very far with your house owner. Nicely done.

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  37. Shreyank says:

    anelephantcan write so well
    anshreyank has enjoyed this very much ! 🙂

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  38. Haha! Great stuff – what a last line!

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  39. It sounds like they have very different ideas. Dangerous job indeed. 🙂

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  40. Lyn says:

    That was so good. I was expecting them to be breaking in to the house. But, they vere just vindow washers 🙂

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  41. Dear Elephant,
    I’m glad I wasn’t drinking my coffee when I read that last line. I would’ve spewed! Funny and totally unexpected. Well done.
    Shalom,
    Rochelle

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