Look! Dorothy’s On TV

Dorothy on TV

100 words for Friday Fictioneers
Photoprompt © Nick Allen

I’m supposed to pick one from three hidden behind a screen. Based entirely on their replies to my questions and whatever crumb of a hint the host drops.
Number 1 stammers that his s-s-s-star sign’s Leo then they say he’s run clean away.
Number 2 has a squeaky voice, like he’s a tin can that needs oiling.
Number 3 says he’s known round here for being a right scruff bag.
“Ah,” says the host. “It’s a no brainer.”
I’d rather stay on the shelf. Honestly, the more men I meet, the more I love my dog.

C’mon Toto! We’re going back to Kansas.


89 thoughts on “Look! Dorothy’s On TV

  1. Ain’t all that and a bag of chips – you have such a wonderful turn of phrase, Dale – I guarantee that one’s going into the writing soonest 🙂 Absolutely delighted you enjoyed the story and thank you for giving me the best laugh of the day!

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  2. Obviously she did not like any of the men. Why not lower her standard a bit and explore a little with any of the real men. May be she will look what she would find when scratched beneath the surface.

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  3. You know, I always think it’s a terrible risk to go on television. Not something I’ve ever been asked to do but some people love to do everything in public. Dorothy clearly found it didn’t work for her 🙂


    1. “Wondering which loser” – brilliant. Ours was called Blind Date but the host, the late Cilla Black, retired from presenting it and though it’s back on it’s not the same without her. Her special talent was her ease with people and I loved that show. So glad you liked my story, Russell!

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