Famous Last Words

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PHOTO PROMPT © Björn Rudberg

“I know what the sign said, but don’t worry honey, another car won’t be by in at least a week.”

“Really?”

“Yes, really.”

“Those were your last words?”

Bob looked down and fidgeted.  “Yes.”

St. Peter sighed and wrote something in his large book.  He looked back at Bob and shook his head.

“At least you didn’t say, ‘Hold my beer and watch this’.”  He sighed again.  “OK, go on in.”

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Word count = 71

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo provided by © Björn Rudberg.  Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

61 thoughts on “Famous Last Words

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m glad I could make you smile :) I have been busy and not on line as much the last few days, but it sounds like a WP problem. In the last two days I’ve had a couple of people follow me that have been followers for years. Not sure why WP does that.

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  1. rochellewisoff

    Dear Trent,

    I would imagine St. Peter would have to have a sense of humor given his job description. When it comes to denial, Peter nearly cornered the market on it. ;) Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Of course the wife got in first, no questions asked. I’m sure she’ll make sure he stays away from the keys… I never thought of beer as being a heavenly drink, but sure, all the beer he wants – if his wife has the keys…

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      1. prior..

        well dude – if God is the Master Artist don’t you think he is also the Master Brewmaster.
        I know many abstain from alcohol for religious or personal reasons – but some of it is a gift from the Creator – and did you think the banquet tables and mansions would not have at least beer and wine?

        hahhah

        and yes – his wife keeps the keys – or angels drive them around (Ok – I am getting carried away)

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            1. trentpmcd Post author

              I think I need a drink after this conversation… Sorry, I couldn’t resist ;) Slightly more seriously, I do know too many people with alcohol problems, but I know just as many responsible drinkers. My joke about “I hope” was I hope I make it to heaven to find out ;)

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  2. jillyfunnell

    Good story and I like the note about the Darwin Award.
    I never thought about St Peter having to stand and listen to a series of lame excuses before though I must admit the photo got me thinking about the hereafter too.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Looking at that photo, I think one small misstep and you will be seeing if there really is an afterlife in the very near future ;) Thanks. I like to have fun with these FF micro-fiction stories.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      lol Lot’s of practice? Thanks! I know you’ve had other things on your mind lately, but I hope you’ve had some time to get more practice, i.e., that you’ve been able to get some writing time in.

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  3. Ocean Bream

    Haha! Reminds me of this segment of the BBC Horrible Histories show, called ‘Stupid Deaths’ – and it highlighted all the most ridiculous deaths of people in the past. I don’t doubt people in the present have stupid deaths too – I just hope mine isn’t one, having written this…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I don’t know if they still do it, but there used to be a group that had the stupid death of the year called “The Darwin Award”, so named because these are the people you want taken out of the gene pool. Of course I see memes for “Hold my beer…” all of the time – it is the last words of the day.

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