Monday, 6 December 2010

Microfiction Monday #31

Susan at Stony River hosts this fun theme each Monday, so do pop over and read the others who have
signed Mr. Linky. The rules are thus:

Every Monday Susan will post a picture for the subject of your story. Microfiction means the shortest of short stories. Think Aesop's fables, comic strips, or even jokes: complete stories that can be told in under a minute. For this game, the limit is a tweetable 140 characters or fewer, including punctuation and spa

Here's today's picture and my contribution.

Being new to town, he was surprised when the cab stopped at the cemetery and the driver declared

“Here you are Sir, the dead centre of town!”

140 characters including spaces


Quilly said...

You really did make me laugh out loud! That is perfect!

Dominic de Mattos said...


Nice one Akelamalu!


MorningAJ said...

Serves him right for asking for the dead centre! :)

Valerie said...

I think I would have withheld the tip...

Shrinky said...

Haaaaaaaaaa, what a great wit you have, utterly perfect m'dear - thanks for the smile!

Oh, and um, stop scaring the wits out of me with that Christmas count down - eeeeeeek!!!

Akelamalu said...

Thankyou Quilly, I'm happy to make you smile.:)

Cheers Dominic :)

Yes he should have been more precise AJ LOL

I think he probably did Valerie LOL

Glad you liked it Shrinky and sorry to scare you with the Christmas deadline. ;)

Anonymous said...

What a welcome to the place! Nice, very nice. :)

Peggy said...


So funny, loved the punch line!

Ron said...

“Here you are Sir, the dead centre of town!”


I just want you to know that I had a mouthful of coffee when I read that, and SPEWED!


Brilliant as usual, m'dear!

Have a great Monday!


Trellissimo said...

Groan! LOL :)

Dianne said...

I'll never ask to be taken to dead center of town!!
well done :)

SouthLakesMom said...

He asked for that location so he could set up his popsicle stand?

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Love the pun! Good one!

Akelamalu said...

Glad you've enjoyed your visit nimaruichi :)

I'm pleased you enjoyed it Peggy :)

I hope you didn't spew over your keyboard Ron LOL

I agree Trellissimo, it is a groaner. ;)

Very wise Dianne ;)

Possibly SouthLakesMom :)

Glad you liked it Lisa :)

nitebyrd said...

LOL! Or it could have been the start of a Stephen King novel!

KB said...

Thanks for the giggle. Enjoy your week.

Daryl said...


Madeleine said...

Brilliant! :O)

Anonymous said...

That's a groaner, but is still very funny!
Have a great week. Cheers!

moondustwriter said...

Too clever - serves him right

Hugs for your week

Moonie chuckles

5thsister said...

HA! Your "dead pan" humor is spot on today!

secret agent woman said...

Where so many are dying to get in.

Alice Audrey said...

LOL! Great pun.

Mama Zen said...

I just love your sense of humor!

Travis Cody said...


Diane said...

Funny one. What a surprise for him!!! :O)

Beach Bum said...


Hi, surfed over from Cloudia's place.

kaykuala said...

Clever use of pun!

Linda said...

You've got to love a cabbie with a sense of humor! Nicely done, m'dear!

Jingle Poetry said...

cute mm.

Jingle Poetry said...

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Akelamalu said...

I suppose it could Nitebyrd ;)

You're welcome KB :)

You liked it then Daryl?

Cheers Madeleine :)

Thanks Sylviamorice

Why thankyou Moondustwriter :)

You're very kind 5thsister thankyou.

That's the question SAW! ;)

Thankyou AliceAudrey x

Aw thanks Mama Zen x

Ah it made you smile Trav

It was indeed Diane

Welcome Beach Bum, glad you enjoyed it.

Why thankyou kaykuala :)

Cabbies can be quite amusing at times Linda LOL

Cheers Jingle :)

Spiky Zora Jones said...

akelamalu: ahahahaha...I think that cab driver was Forrest Gump...hehehe.

made me laugh sweetie. :D

Karen said...

Akelamalu -- My stomach hurts from laughing. Thanks a lot.

MarmiteToasty said...

oh my goodness, my father use to say 'the dead centre of town' everytime when we were kids as we drove past Kingston Cemetary lol....

the old ones are always the best :)


Susan at Stony River said...

Ah, one of those literal-minded folks! LOL - Excellent!