Abstinence.

 

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields – Friday Fictioneers

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Abstinence.

Charlie’s allotment shed stored his tools and was shelter from the rain and cold weather. After planting and weeding he played bridge with his friends and the fun and laughter could be heard late into the afternoon.

Gran would laugh and say; “Hey, I am just off down Charlie’s.” She’d take her knitting basket. Everyone admired his collection of oil cans, particularly the little blue one with Gordons Gin and tonic. Martha liked the Martini from the green one or sometimes they drunk corn whiskey from the brown one.

Let’s go down Charlie’s. He, he. Life is really too short!

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37 responses to “Abstinence.

  1. Turnabout is always fair play!! Excellent write!

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  2. Sounds like Charlie really knew how to have fun 🙂

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  3. Good time Charlie. Sounds like the place to be. Fun read.

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  4. michael1148humphris

    Which cans got the whiskey in it, 🤪

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  5. Sounds like the place to go to get well and truly oiled.

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  6. Ya had to do what ya had to do back then. Careful with the homemade hooch… that stuff is deadly!

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  7. Sounds like Charlie’s is a happening place! Clever use of the oil cans as drink decanters. Hope someone washed them well first!

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  8. What a perfect disguise for a bar… lubrication for the tongues 🙂

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  9. Sounds like good fun happens in Charlie’s shed ! Loved the line ‘fun & laughter could be heard late into the afternoon’ – all that good cheer going on.

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  10. How funny. I thought of Prohibition too. Either way, they are rascals.

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  11. Dear James,

    I love the folksy voice in this. Abstinence indeed. 😉 Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  12. I am all for having a little fun. Nicely written.

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  13. Nice man Charlie, serving alcohol from oil can or is he? Friends and family seem to love his company

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  14. Thats not a bad idea! Thankfully i don’t have to hide the booze in oil cans… yet..

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  15. Lovely story, these people know how to enjoy themselves. I wonder if there’s a spare seat at Charlie’s. Martini for me please and let’s get dealing the cards.

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  16. Lets go! Sounds like a fabulous place for the olds 😊 getting up to mischief

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  17. That was fun to read – loved the voice.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  18. This made me smile! I love their relationship. Great take on the prompt.

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  19. Aren’t they clever! 🙂

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  20. GREAT one!

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  21. I hope they were properly cleaned out before filling them with booze!

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  22. Hmmmm. Are we talking about Prohibition here? Hiding the good stuff in oil cans?

    This was a great fun.

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