Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers challenge this week is prompted by this photo.
photo: Jean L Hays
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“Hi I’m Jake Jones, reporter from the local Mercury paper. Your name is Budge ? I understand there’s been some strange occurrences in this shop ? ”
“Can you describe for me what’s been happening ?”
” Aha, say more, what kind of weird ?”
“Mr Budge, can you describe these weird occurrences..”
“So did you witness these events ? I’m sure readers want to know what paranormal events took place, in this shop, just where you’re standing. Apparitions ? Poltergeists ? Were you scared out of your wits ?”
“Anything else you’d like to add ?”
“Thanks for your time.”
March 3, 2019 at 9:18 pm
Ha ha – just loved this!
Susan A Eames at
Travel, Fiction and Photos
March 4, 2019 at 8:18 pm
Great ! So pleased you liked the story Susan.
March 3, 2019 at 2:33 am
Obviously a man of few words. Great job.
March 3, 2019 at 11:09 am
Thank you Shirley, appreciate your feedback.
March 2, 2019 at 6:21 pm
Good on Mr Budge. I wonder what the journalist wrote, if anything.
March 3, 2019 at 11:15 am
Thanks for your feedback. I think journalists always have a lot to say !!
March 2, 2019 at 4:06 pm
Fiction or commentary? Echoes of broadcast news, the movie from way back, and the public’s lower and lower expectations as to what we will accept as “news.”
March 2, 2019 at 4:19 pm
Thanks for your feedback Andy. The nature of news is changing isn’t it – sometimes in a scarey way I think.
March 2, 2019 at 3:16 pm
Haha! So typical of many a ‘talking head’ interview. Never ask the general public on their opinions! Made me smile
March 2, 2019 at 4:26 pm
I appreciate your feedback Lynne – so glad it made you smile. I like your comment : never ask the public their opinions. My brother worked for a short while as a newspaper journalist. If the targeted interviewee didn’t appear, they were told to write : Mr X refused to comment on …
March 4, 2019 at 6:23 pm
Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but personally I’d rather hear and expert speaking on a complex subject than ill informed members of the public … like me! 🙂
March 2, 2019 at 2:35 pm
Clever take. I have to wonder what exactly the reporter wrote based on the interview..
March 2, 2019 at 4:37 pm
I appreciate your feedback Violet – glad you liked it. Guess the reporter let his imagination run riot !
March 2, 2019 at 12:56 am
Great take on the prompt. I loved this. Mr. Budge is just a man of few words 🙂
March 2, 2019 at 11:01 am
Thank you – so glad you enjoyed the story.
March 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
That Budge, sometimes you just can’t shut him up 🙂
March 1, 2019 at 5:48 pm
Ali – you’re so right !!
March 1, 2019 at 1:53 pm
An in-depth interview – not! Brilliant.
My FriFic tale!
March 1, 2019 at 5:54 pm
Thanks for your feedback Keith, it’s appreciated.
March 1, 2019 at 1:43 pm
I’m sure he’ll find an ‘anonymous source’ who will can make a few quotes in his final report!
March 1, 2019 at 5:56 pm
I appreciate you feedback Iain. I’m sure words will be found, though not out of the mouth of Budge !
March 1, 2019 at 10:02 am
I bet that’s not how the report reads in the newspaper!
March 1, 2019 at 6:04 pm
Thanks so much for your comment Penny. I bet you’re right !
March 1, 2019 at 7:27 am
A man of few thoughts….words. 🙂
March 1, 2019 at 6:12 pm
Thanks for your comment. A challenge for the journalist.
March 1, 2019 at 1:38 am
Mr. Budge didn’t budge much, did he? Fun dialogue. 😀
March 1, 2019 at 6:17 pm
Appreciate your comment Rochelle. I enjoyed writing it – rather silly I know.
February 28, 2019 at 10:29 pm
Why, that story just told itself! What a reporter! LOL…
March 1, 2019 at 6:27 pm
Thanks so much Dale, I appreciate your comment. Mr Budge just said less and less, and the journalist said more & more !! Fun to write – a change from more reflective pieces.
March 1, 2019 at 6:51 pm