Crimson’s Creative Challenge #86 – The Stable Door

Crisp, my aged companion and I were running late.

We stopped for a moment to gather our breath when we spied the old stable door.

“Reminds me of my Uncle Barry,” said Crisp. “Enduring, strong and thick as a plank. He was a stupid man, everyone thought so. He was my dad’s uncle and through no fault of mine, my uncle too. They say you can’t choose your family, and at times I was ashamed to say I was related to Barry. He was ignorant of the world, as my dad used to say, ‘Barry thinks a football coach has four wheels’ so we were always taught to be forgiving of him.

I thought it a godsend that Barry never married. I couldn’t imagine any woman wanting to be married to him, the poor woman would be worked off her feet.”

Crisp regaled me with other hair-raising Barry stories before we moved on.

Written for: https://crispinakemp.com/2020/07/01/crimsons-creative-challenge-86/

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7 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #86 – The Stable Door

  1. Sadje says:

    I sort of feel sorry of Uncle Barry.

  2. castorpblog says:

    Barry thinks a football coach has four wheels’ this is hillarious

  3. We all have an Uncle Barry. Not really short of a sandwich, just disconnected with this world, unbothered to learn. Probably has a different sort of intelligence. Or not 🙂

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