Better Luck Next Time

June 17, 2020 at 2:35 pm 45 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 19 June 2020

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 
It was a hot summer day. Homer would rather go to the beach and watch bikini girls strut their stuff. But all beaches were closed due to coronavirus.

And so here he was, trying to earn extra money by cleaning windows on a high-rise apartment building.

What appeared to be a boring job suddenly became interesting when Homer saw a woman in a bathrobe about to take a shower.

Instead of being embarrassed when she noticed him looking through the window, she just smiled and waved at him and then closed the curtains.

“D’oh!β€œ Homer sighed. β€œBetter luck next time.”

Entry filed under: Blogroll, Daily Post, friday fictioneers. Tags: , , .

Wordless Wednesday: Free To Roam Wordless Wednesday: Gorillas in our Midst

45 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  June 17, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Got to take the perks of the job where he can find them.I’m not sure Homer will be a fast learner though.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  June 17, 2020 at 11:33 pm

      iain:

      i totally agree. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. Dale  |  June 17, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    At least he wasn’t lurking like my guy did!
    Maybe he’ll get lucky next time !

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  June 17, 2020 at 11:38 pm

      dale:

      maybe, maybe not. πŸ™‚
      btw, felt terrible reading your story. must be hard to get over it.

      Reply
      • 5. Dale  |  June 18, 2020 at 2:39 am

        Nah. Blame it on youth.

        Reply
        • 6. plaridel  |  June 18, 2020 at 10:07 am

          dale:

          great. glad it didn’t have a lasting effect.

          Reply
          • 7. Dale  |  June 18, 2020 at 10:47 am

            Thankfully.

            Reply
            • 8. plaridel  |  June 19, 2020 at 8:07 am

              dale:

              alright.

              Reply
  • 9. Shweta Suresh  |  June 17, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    That was one reaction he was not expecting at all!

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  June 17, 2020 at 11:42 pm

      shweta:

      under the circumstances, she handled the situation quite well. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. justjoyfulness  |  June 18, 2020 at 4:45 am

    Homer is quite a perv, isn’t he? In spite of the lofty name he’s got πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • 14. plaridel  |  June 18, 2020 at 10:06 am

      justjoyfulness:

      well, he was actually inspired by the cartoon character homer simpson. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. Sandra  |  June 18, 2020 at 6:30 am

    You win some, you lose some. I’m sure he’ll have better luck.

    Reply
    • 16. plaridel  |  June 18, 2020 at 10:06 am

      sandra:

      let’s hope he doesn’t fall in despair. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. draliman  |  June 18, 2020 at 11:14 am

    He has all the luck of his namesake πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • 18. plaridel  |  June 19, 2020 at 8:07 am

      draliman:

      he deserves it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. Susan A Eames  |  June 18, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    I don’t have any sympathy for him! πŸ™‚

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    Reply
    • 20. plaridel  |  June 19, 2020 at 8:07 am

      susan:

      i hear ya! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 21. msjadeli  |  June 18, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Feeling a little friskiness in your story, Plaridel. Take your thrills where you can find them, I say. He will remember that day for a long time.

    Reply
    • 22. plaridel  |  June 19, 2020 at 8:07 am

      msjadeli:

      you nailed it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 24. rochellewisoff  |  June 18, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    I can’t say I feel bad for Homer. At least she had a sense of humor.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Reply
    • 25. plaridel  |  June 19, 2020 at 8:06 am

      rochelle:

      it only shows she’s got the upper hand. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 26. Tannille  |  June 18, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    HAHA I was expecting a full on strip tease. Can’t help but see Mr Simpson… He’d fall from the ladder.

    Reply
    • 27. plaridel  |  June 19, 2020 at 8:06 am

      tannille:

      he almost fell into despair. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 28. wmqcolby  |  June 19, 2020 at 5:42 am

    Funny! I kind of saw it coming, but, what the heck. I laughed out loud anyway. Yeah — better luck next time. πŸ˜€ Thanks, Plaridel.

    Reply
    • 29. plaridel  |  June 19, 2020 at 8:06 am

      kent:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 30. Brenda's Thoughts  |  June 19, 2020 at 5:49 am

    I think Homer is a little simple-minded in what he finds entertaining. Good for her to just smile and wave before closing the curtains on him. Nicely written, Plaridel.

    Reply
    • 31. plaridel  |  June 19, 2020 at 8:06 am

      brenda:

      nice observation. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 32. James McEwan  |  June 19, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Yep, window cleaners get all the fun in Springfield, but not Homer.

    Reply
    • 33. plaridel  |  June 20, 2020 at 7:14 pm

      james:

      it can be voyeuristic experience if i can say that. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 34. Keith's Ramblings  |  June 20, 2020 at 4:45 am

    At least she smiled, it could have been worse!

    Reply
    • 35. plaridel  |  June 20, 2020 at 7:14 pm

      keith:

      that’s one way at looking at it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 36. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  June 20, 2020 at 8:12 am

    It looks like Homer was nicely put in his place.
    Thanks for the Saturday morning chuckle, Plaridel.

    Reply
    • 37. plaridel  |  June 20, 2020 at 7:14 pm

      isadora:

      you just made my day saying it made you laugh. what a wonderful compliment. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 38. Liz Young  |  June 20, 2020 at 10:20 am

    If she’d given him a strip show he’d probably have fallen off the ladder!

    Reply
    • 39. plaridel  |  June 20, 2020 at 7:13 pm

      liz:

      he should thank her for not performing and saving his life. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 40. granonine  |  June 20, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    D’oh, indeed! I think if Homer ever saw what he thinks he wants to see, he’d faint.

    Reply
    • 41. plaridel  |  June 20, 2020 at 7:13 pm

      linda:

      you’re probably right. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 42. everythingtips  |  July 9, 2020 at 9:23 am

    interesting story! better luck next time. thanks for sharing, have a great day☺️

    Follow @everythingtips for tips and recommendations if interested☺️It would mean a lot to meπŸ₯ΊπŸ€

    Reply
    • 43. plaridel  |  July 9, 2020 at 10:37 pm

      leana:

      thanks for stopping by. i’ll be checking out your blog later. πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 44. everythingtips  |  July 10, 2020 at 1:44 am

        thank you! have a great day☺️

        Reply
        • 45. plaridel  |  July 13, 2020 at 7:55 pm

          leana:

          you’re welcome. keep on the good work. πŸ™‚

          Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,240 other followers

Right Brain vs. Left Brain Test

In My Community

Recent Posts

Blog Stats

  • 138,268 hits
Flag Counter

%d bloggers like this: