FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: A lady can’t wear the same dress twice to a social function!

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: EVERY FRIDAY AUTHORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHER TO SHARE THEIR 100-WORDS BASED ON THE PHOTO PROMPT HOSTED BY ROCHELLE WISOFF, OFFERING CONSTRUCTIVE CRIT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO EACH OTHER. READERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT AS WELL. HERE’S MY (SHORT) CONTRIBUTION…

Copyright - John Nixon

Copyright – John Nixon

“Have you found a dress yet, Mildred?!”

“Not yet! I’m still trying on!”

“Why can’t you just wear the same thing you wore last time?!”

“A lady can’t wear the same dress twice to a social function!”

“But it’s our sixth funeral this year! All our friends are senile or dead!”

— 51 words—

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15 thoughts on “FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: A lady can’t wear the same dress twice to a social function!

  1. zookyworld says:

    Six funerals — ouch! That’s certainly a lot in a year. About the friends… maybe the senile ones won’t remember which dress she wore to the previous social functions?

  2. Ooohhh, that was a rough one. Funny though. The morale is “don’t get old!)

  3. Oh, don’t fuss at her or she’ll refuse to accompany you to your own funeral! 😉 I like the way you tell the whole story in dialogue. You just know they’ve been having that same argument for the last fifty or sixty years – he might as well give up, right? I enjoyed this one.

  4. Good one! I heard a woman on the radio a few days ago talking about how she always wore her church clothes to work on Monday and now thought someone from her church who worked at the same office, had noticed. She felt she’d broken a rule. I just shook my head. Makes sense to me to do it.

    janet

  5. Sandra says:

    A lighter note – very welcome.

  6. Dear Jenn,

    Now that I’ve stopped laughing I’ll write. Clever. As for the dress, it’s not like the guest of honor will care. Love it.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  7. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Zennjenn,

    Like cleaning the house because the cleaning lady is coming tomorrow, some ‘rules for women’ will never make sense to men. Loved your story.

    Aloha,

    Doug

  8. summerstommy2 says:

    Sad isn’t it when funerals are your main social outings, love that idea.

  9. Sarah Ann says:

    Very clever and funny. Well done.

  10. billgncs says:

    that brought a rueful laugh, A glimpse of my next few years…

  11. kz says:

    haha 🙂 well, i’m kind of like that, i’ll probably never wear the same dress for different funerals 🙂 well, they ARE social functions 🙂 funny story

  12. Brilliant.. but also sad… but with six funerals the thrift store is a shure place to get the dresses.

  13. zennjennc says:

    Thank you all for enjoying my attempt at some humor. I don’t often do humor, but I’m glad this one took 🙂

  14. jannatwrites says:

    This is funny! I have a ‘funeral outfit’ that I wear to funerals. I figure no one is looking at me, anyway 🙂

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