Friday Fictioneers: The Real Green Acres

Copyright - Björn Rudberg

Copyright – Björn Rudberg

Jed stretched his arms, breathing in the mountain air. “Ah. This is the life, ain’t that right, woman?”

Kate puttered around the living room, baby on one hip and laundry basket on the other. She eyed him as he sat in his rocker on the porch. “Hey, woman, fetch me a sammich.”

Kate set her burdens down, grabbed a broom, and stalked outside. She took pleasure at Jed’s surprise when she swatted him. A smile creased her face as the bastard went tumbling down the mountain.

Kate picked up her baby. “Time to move to the city, darling.”

Word Count: 98

Friday Fictioneers time again. Every week Rochelle at Addicted to Purple posts a photo and 100 or so intrepid writers craft a 100-word story from it. Head on over and join in the fun!

Hope you enjoy.

Happy Reading and Writing!

J. Milburn


54 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Real Green Acres

  1. Ha, so that’s what Tumble-Jed is..

  2. Ugh “woman”… happy ending with a funny twist!

  3. The love of a good woman, is the death of a bad man, lol 🙂

  4. Ha! Love that last line.

  5. Heh, gave me a chuckle this one. The ‘sammich’ line was classic.

  6. Ha!ha!ha!ha!Too good JM-this woman is a goldmine;-)

  7. Too many good prompts; not enough time.
    There are some advantages to city living 😉

    Thanks for the follow – I’ll be bookmarking your place. Looking forward to seeing more haibun too.

  8. Oh dear, tragic accident, what a shame, back to the city then 😉 Serves him right.
    Great word, “putter”. I shall have to work it into one of my stories!

  9. I can see that. He was too happy and her too disgusted. Nice job.

  10. 98 Jeremy? You couldn’t find two more? 🙂


  11. the ‘sammich’ line– hilarious and irritating, lol i swear i would’ve done the same thing! i enjoyed this 🙂

  12. Another one bites the dust! Nicely written!

  13. I feel a little guilty but that made me LOL! hehehe

  14. Smart woman, that one, giving an apt response to the chauvinistic demand for a “sammich”! I loved this:D

  15. high five and raspberries

    Ha ha ha ..I bet the old coot picked up speed as he went ( oh my, did I say that ?)

  16. Hahaha! Nice interpretation and re-envisioning!

  17. Ha! Good riddance to bad rubbish. I can just see the chair and Jed tumbling head over rockers. I was wondering whether “darlin’ ” might fit well for the last word, in keeping with “sammich” and all. Not bothered either way, but my head read that before realizing my eyes had seen “darling.


  18. ha-ha this really made me giggle. Can not wait to read more of your stuff 🙂

  19. Haha! Oh, he had that coming. Good one!

  20. Yes, Mr. Man got what he deserved. Good for her and well written story. Good job! Nan

  21. Dear Jeremy,

    All around the world I hear the women in this group cheering and singing Kate’s praises…and yours for writing such a fun story.



  22. as she not thought of mediation? Jed would go along with that. Wouldn’t he?

  23. Great story with a great protagonist. I really like Kate!!!

  24. All I can say is “Where’s my sammwich?” You went with Green Acres and I use a Beverly Hillbillies theme. Sounds like we’re on the same wave length.

  25. I would have done the same to Jed. Woman! hah!

  26. Nicely done! I like Jeb’s accent. Keep it up!

  27. Hahaha! That’ll learn ya, dern ya!

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