Wednesday, February 01, 2012

February's a nothing time.....

"February's a nothing month isn't it?" she said, "Nothing ever happens in February."

Her boyfriend was quick with an answer: "The guy who inspired the book Robinson Crusoe was rescued in February.
"The first public toilet in London opened in February in the 1850s.
"Al Capone was sent to prison in February.
"Frank Sinatra began his singing career in February........"

As he continued listing off historical dates she thought ruefully to herself: "I was trying to remind you about Valentine's Day you idiot. Trust me to have an anorak for a boyfriend!"

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Not restricted to 55 words for a Friday or being extremely short for a small stone - a microfiction inspired by the date.

4 comments:

snafu said...

LOL and ROL (Read Out Loud) to the Better Half who also L ed OL.
Nice :)

Stew said...

Cute!
But considering my grandfather's fear of and demise from the number 13, we are hoping that this Valentine's day passes quietly as it is our 13th anniversary too.

Ellie Garratt said...

Hehe. Now that was clever. Witty piece of writing. Loved it.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Anne .. good thought - well done .. cheers Hilary