Fixer-Upper #FridayFictioneers

‘You realise no one is going to buy this place, right?’

Adam’s hand appeared above the back of the sofa, stray screwdriver retrieved. Sally took it off him, one knee wedged so firmly between the cushions that she stayed stuck when she tried to stand.

‘It’s a fixer-upper,’ she shrugged. ‘People like that sort of thing.’

‘No, they think they like it,’ said Adam. He’d stood up and Sally choked down a laugh at the dust wig haloing his bald head.

‘What?’ he asked.

‘Nothing, nothing,’ Sally spluttered. ‘Just maybe you’re right. It might be time to get a hoover.’



PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson


  1. That was an interesting and accurate description of getting trapped in the sofa – I’ve done that. In fact, that second paragraph was a very graphic scene-setter. Well done.


    1. Thank you Susan. I used to watch a show that was all about going into houses that weren’t selling and adding a few simple tricks to make the house appear more appealing to buyers. It was fascinating to watch.


  2. No more fixer-uppers for us if we ever manage to escape ours. I was very grateful to spot a 2 x 2 seater leather lounge with two matching recliners beside the road recently and brought them home. I was pretty stoked and it helped me let go of the chairs I’d been thinking of selling but probably couldn’t get much for them and so I’ve put all 5 of them out the front along with a bed head. Only one chair still waiting to go.
    You had some lovely phrases in this piece, especially: “Sally choked down a laugh at the dust wig haloing his bald head”.
    Well done.
    Best wishes,


    1. What a lucky spot. Thanks for stopping by again. Bobbing back to your comment on the WeekendCoffeeShare post you did, I’ve now signed up to take part in an arts even in Feb. I’ll be reading one of the poems I’ve been working on recently.


      1. That’s great, Carol. Trying to get somewhere with your writing is difficult but sounds like you’re at least hitting the playing field, which is more than I can say for myself lately. 2019 is going to be a breakthrough. I’m already off to a great start. My husband picked me up a red Alfa. It’s considered a family sedan but the Italians put a whole new meaning to the category. This is the red high heeled version. Watch out here I come!!
        BTW Have you seen the movie: “Bohemian Rhapsody”? I think you’d love it and it goes from the formation of the band and getting up and running. It was so emotional and the music was amazing. I was teary at the end.
        Best wishes,


  3. Made me laugh, thinking of my bald husband rooting around under the bed for something and coming out all dusty.

    He bought me an iRoomba since that incident 🙂


      1. Terry’s been looking at them for a couple of years–not a fast decision-maker 🙂 We really like it. Of course, there’s a learning curve, and you need to empty it every time you use it, unless you get the newest model that empties itself. We do like it, a lot. Saves my poor back a lot of pain.


    1. Thanks you Brenda, I’m glad I could make you chuckle. The house the husband and I have isn’t too bad as far as fixer-uppers go but every time one thing is sorted you hear something crashing off a wall in another room.


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