Intrepid Optimist

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No Need for Panic

Written for Friday Fast Fiction, 100-word photo prompt. Photo© J Hardy Carroll


“Look dear. There’s an emergency.” Exclaimed Gladys

“Why can’t they have them during the day?” Niggled Hector.

“It’s their duty to be on call at all times.” His wife reminded him.

“I know that… but it’s a damn nuisance…we have to drive through.”

“You’re being selfish dear. Maybe lives are in danger.”

“Excuse me mate.” Hector leaning out of the car window and demanding of a bystander. “What exactly is going on here?”

“Is it life-threatening?” enjoined his wife.

“Well Madam, if you’d call cleaning buildings for Christmas at night as life-threatening – yes.” Replied the spectator.

About bbryanthomas

Not so young man about town who, having witnessed and enjoyed life, is presently having fun, writing about those by-gone times and life in general.

21 comments on “No Need for Panic

  1. James
    November 15, 2017

    Glad no one was hurt in the creation of this story. 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Susan A Eames
    November 15, 2017

    Ha ha – wasn’t expecting that.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


  3. J. E. Kennedy
    November 15, 2017

    This is heart-warming. Thank you for a lovely story.


  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    November 15, 2017

    Good one… not all things are as bad as they first seem


  5. Iain Kelly
    November 15, 2017

    What a valuable service to provide 🙂


  6. k rawson
    November 15, 2017

    Intrepid optimist is a great name, love the positive spin you put on this prompt!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sandra
    November 16, 2017

    Congratulations on a different take on the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Keith's Ramblings
    November 16, 2017

    Delightfully different!

    Click to read my FriFic!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. pennygadd51
    November 16, 2017

    A novel and entertaining take on the prompt. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Definitely wasn’t expecting that ending… Great job

    Liked by 1 person

    • bbryanthomas
      November 17, 2017

      Thank you Susie


  11. spicedmullings
    November 17, 2017

    Is that a hint for all of us?😊😊😊

    Liked by 1 person

  12. granonine
    November 17, 2017

    Well, that was a pleasant twist 🙂


  13. Moon
    November 17, 2017

    Thanks for the smiles. Lovely story.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Lynn Love
    November 18, 2017

    Hector will be furious! Lovely, humorous tale – I especially like Hector’s line about having emergencies in the daytime! Lovely read

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Dale
    November 22, 2017

    Most fun take on the prompt. Some things cannot be done during the day…

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Courtney Wright
    December 7, 2017

    Great story…starts one way and ends another!! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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