Two short men (Friday Fictioneers)

Image by Marie Gail Stratford at

Image by Marie Gail Stratford at

The office was too small. They’d just employed a bunch of temps and crammed them into the corner by the window.

‘Check this out!’ shouted Jeremy, pointing outside. Everyone but Julia rushed to the window. She just rolled her eyes.

She never liked short men. Jeremy and his brother were only 6 inches tall. She had a good two inches over both of them.

But when Jeremy and Simon began clambering over the temps, Julia stretched her slender wooden body across the room to have a look.

‘Is that it? A bearded man? And he’s not even using a proper computer!’


Today’s Friday Fictioneers is a #replyfiction to Mr Binks’ The Bearded Giant. To understand my piece, you might like to go there first.


Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image. For more information see:


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33 responses to “Two short men (Friday Fictioneers)

  1. Dear Jessie,

    It’s always fun to piggy-back stories with a friend, isn’t it? Now I’m really afraid to open my utensil drawer. 😉



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  3. Leave Roger out of it… I won’t hear a word said against him, not in my kitchen. Nice one Jessie.

  4. camgal

    Haha great response story Jessie. Especially love the comments 🙂

  5. Jessie, Good continuation. That is one busy kitchen. Funny and well written. 🙂 —Susan

  6. Ha! Great continuation of Mr. Bink’s story. And the title! Well done.

  7. Great reply, Jessie. I love the tall, willowy chopstick looking down on the short cutlery. Does she have a twin? 🙂

  8. Loved this!! Especially reading the story that inspired it. 🙂

  9. Slender ‘wooden body’ indeed! Of course I had to go read Mr Bink’s story to figure out where in the hell you were coming from… Good one, Jessie!

  10. So funny, especially when you connect it with Mr.Binks story.

  11. I think Apple’s likely to sue you for that last remark, Jessie.

  12. I followed the story over, now I’m really scared to death of all tablewear! Bearded guys too…

  13. Very clever and witty take on the prompt, Jessie. I really had to think about it though – which is good!

  14. Jessie, read Mr. Binks too – so clever and yes, witty too. Good duo. Thanks, Nan 🙂

  15. The horrors of the flatware drawer are coming alive this week.


  16. Between this story and Mr Binks there are so many layers I’m getting a headache. Great stuff.

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