Tony – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture below, which this week is one of her own.

© Rochelles Wisoff-Fields

Click here to hear the author read his words:

Tony Casquette

Well, well, imagine that.
As Willie Shakespeare might have said, who’da thunk it?
Portuguese Tony is not as dumb as he looks.
Some of you might recall that I was asked to, erm, solve a wee problem.
He was that wee problem.
Or rather, his big mouth was.
He upset a lot of people.
The wrong people.
The people who pay me to solve wee problems.
So I took the appropriate steps.
It did not go quite as planned.
So right now I have my own problem.
I’ll try again, more carefully, when I get out of hospital.

About ceayr

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d'Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere. His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success. He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
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50 Responses to Tony – Friday Fictioneers

  1. ‘Twas a flattering twist at the close!🐬💦


  2. Oops. He may have underestimated Tony.


  3. Tony is like another Steven Segal or Chuck Norris! 🙂


  4. James McEwan says:

    Gently does it, now. Everyone thinks a wee problem is easy to deal with, but if you are complacent those wee problems become an enormous headache. From a simple job of replacing a light build to electrocuting a grass can be tricky.


  5. Really liked this, very Damon Runyon


  6. I enjoyed where you took the idea of steps. Next step? A Tony redux.


  7. Oh dear, Tony wins again!! Great little tale


  8. Russell says:

    Wee Tony turned out to be a big problem!


  9. plaridel says:

    gotta live and learn somehow. 🙂


  10. Liz Young says:

    A ‘wee’ problam? Was that deliberate? Good story.


  11. He’ll leave hospital more determined than ever I’m sure! Having said that, I hope he doesn’t succeed, we’d miss Tony!

    Here’s mine!


  12. draliman says:

    I like how he’s determined to finish the job even after his little hospital visit!
    Yes, “Willie” Shakespeare was famous for spouting “who’da thunk it” around ye olde pubs of Stratford-upon-Avon 🙂


  13. JS Brand says:

    A lot of depth in such a short tale, ce. It reminds me of the seasoned gunslinger who hasn’t recognised that it’s time to retire when younger, faster people arrive on the scene. I can’t help thinking that your hero’s employers will put him into permanent retirement before Tony gets his chance. And hospitals can be very dangerous places…


  14. I chuckled at the last line, C.E. Tony is not as easy to eliminate as some of your earlier “problems.” Every hero needs a formidable foe.


  15. Nobbinmaug says:

    Even with one foot in the grave, you can’t keep a good (or bad) Portuguese Tony down.


  16. I love hearing you read your tales! Geat ending.


  17. granonine says:

    I love the way this one turned out. And I always enjoy listening to you read your stories.


  18. Iain Kelly says:

    Hurrah! Eagerly awaiting the next episode…


  19. pennygadd51 says:

    A laugh-out-loud story, CE! Good ol’, bad ol’ Tony – I’m delighted he’s still generating carbon dioxide!


  20. Flypaper Tony. Not so easy to get rid of. The last line made me chuckle.




  21. neilmacdon says:

    Yay! It’a alive! It’s alive!


  22. I love how you’ve clearly conveyed such a big story in so few words.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


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