Neighborly Gesture

July 15, 2020 at 10:00 am 35 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 17 July 2020

Jean L. Hays
Photo Credit: Jean L. Hays

 
Homer was in the bathroom taking care of business when he heard the doorbell rang several times.

“D’oh!” He quickly washed up to answer the door but no one was there anymore.

He found a package sitting by the gate. It was addressed to his neighbor Sam.

They hadn’t been in good terms lately. Should he keep it for himself? After all, it was finders keepers.

Homer was about to open the box when Marge stepped in.

“I suggest that you take it to Sam,” his wife said. “Maybe it would help patch things up between the two of you.”

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35 Comments Add your own

  • 1. neilmacdon  |  July 15, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Hope it worked

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  July 15, 2020 at 10:49 pm

      neil:

      it should.

      Reply
  • 3. Iain Kelly  |  July 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Nothing worse than arguing neighbours, I think he made the right move.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  July 15, 2020 at 10:51 pm

      ian:

      it was the right thing to do.

      Reply
  • 5. Susan A Eames  |  July 15, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Yes, good old Marge – warring neighbours is never a comfortable situation to be in.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • 6. plaridel  |  July 15, 2020 at 10:52 pm

      susan:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 7. draliman  |  July 15, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Marge – ever Homer’s conscience!

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    • 8. plaridel  |  July 15, 2020 at 10:57 pm

      draliman:

      he was lucky to have her. 🙂

      Reply
  • 9. msjadeli  |  July 15, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Excellent suggestion by Marge. Hoping he takes it. Even if he doesn’t speak with the neighbor, at least leave the package where it belongs.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  July 15, 2020 at 10:59 pm

      msjadeli:

      it was worth a try indeed. make the hubby happy too. 🙂

      Reply
  • 12. justjoyfulness  |  July 16, 2020 at 3:12 am

    Homer better thank God for Marge 🙂

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    • 13. plaridel  |  July 16, 2020 at 11:14 pm

      justjoyfulness:

      i couldn’t agree more. 🙂

      Reply
  • 14. Keith's Ramblings  |  July 16, 2020 at 8:57 am

    He probably had a peep inside before he took it just in case it was worth sticking with his first thought! Nice one plaridel.

    Here’s mine!

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    • 15. plaridel  |  July 16, 2020 at 11:14 pm

      keith:

      he almost did but the wife got in the way. 🙂

      Reply
  • 16. Alicia Jamtaas  |  July 16, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Marge is a wise woman

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    • 17. plaridel  |  July 16, 2020 at 11:13 pm

      alicia:

      yes, she is. 🙂

      Reply
  • 18. Dale  |  July 16, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Wives are so often the voice of reason 😉

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    • 19. plaridel  |  July 16, 2020 at 11:13 pm

      dale:

      they always do. 🙂

      Reply
  • 20. rochellewisoff  |  July 16, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    Hope they can patch things up. No fun being on the outs with a friend.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 21. plaridel  |  July 16, 2020 at 11:13 pm

      rochelle:

      it should be a good opportunity for homer to make the first move.

      Reply
  • 22. Sandra  |  July 17, 2020 at 2:41 am

    Sounds like she really is his better half.

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    • 23. plaridel  |  July 18, 2020 at 9:04 am

      sandra:

      homer got it made. 🙂

      Reply
  • 24. Bill  |  July 17, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Open the box. Remove the contents. Replace them with a bomb. Place the package at Sam’s gate. Problem solved. Good story. I enjoyed it.

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    • 25. plaridel  |  July 18, 2020 at 9:03 am

      bill:

      sounds like a plan. 🙂

      Reply
  • 26. Na'ama Yehuda  |  July 17, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Yay to Marge … 😉 Homer can learn a thing or two from her … 😉

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    • 27. plaridel  |  July 18, 2020 at 9:03 am

      na’ama:

      true that. 🙂

      Reply
  • 28. Tannille  |  July 17, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Haha finders keepers. So Homer.

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    • 29. plaridel  |  July 18, 2020 at 9:03 am

      tannille:

      even if he wears a mask, there’s no denying it’s him alright. 🙂

      Reply
  • 30. Brenda's Thoughts  |  July 18, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Marge is a wise woman. Peace is always a good thing and her suggestion sounds like a great solution. =)

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    • 31. plaridel  |  July 21, 2020 at 8:53 am

      brenda:

      where would homer be without her? 🙂

      Reply
  • 32. wmqcolby  |  July 18, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Nice little moral at the end. Very good! I hope Marge won’t become a widow, though, thinking the box was booby-trapped!

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    • 33. plaridel  |  July 21, 2020 at 8:53 am

      kent:

      let’s hope not. 🙂

      Reply
  • 34. granonine  |  July 19, 2020 at 11:43 am

    I believe he could be in a lot of trouble if he opened a box clearly addressed to someone else. Good thing he has a smart wife 🙂

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    • 35. plaridel  |  July 21, 2020 at 8:52 am

      linda:

      it was the wife coming to his rescue again. 🙂

      Reply

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