A Simple Request

Posted: December 20, 2017 in Friday Fictioneers
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I love this photograph of warm, fuzzy hats provided by BJÖRN RUDBERG and posted by Rochelle. I wrote a story at 6:30 am but when I read it to my husband he said, “That is really gruesome!” Round two is more fun. Thanks for being such a wonderful group of writers! Cheers to you all!

When Auntie Dot done axed me to knit hats for all her friends, I said I surely would ’cause I loves Auntie.
‘Sides, t’was August and I figgered, Heck I gots plenty of time. I sheared June-Bug, spun ‘er wool, dyed them strands and knit 20 hats.
“Nope, I needs more,” Auntie told me.
30 hats later she done said it again! Next thing I knew I was dying sheep just to save time! Silly seeing pink and blue sheep in the fields but …
50 more hats still tweren’t enough.
My fingers is raw from wool. Who knew Auntie Dot had so danged many friends?


  1. neilmacdon says:

    Lovely voice and a delightful idea – dying sheep

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  2. The problems of popularity! Like the voice in this.

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  3. rgayer55 says:

    Is this where the term “sheep dip” came from?

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  4. James says:

    If Auntie is selling them, she’d better be sharing the profits.

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  5. Dale says:

    Oh, I likes dis one very much!

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  6. Jelli says:

    The sin of volunteering…heheheheh!

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  7. I was curious about the gruesome story… but I did like this, especially the dyed sheep

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    • A bit of humor for the holidays. I think I’m going to post the gruesome story, too. Fellow FF writers can read it or not. After all, there are only so many hours in the day. Thanks, Bjorn. Merry Christmas! And a Happy New Year.

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  8. Dear Lish,

    Can I ax for a purple hat. I likes me some colorful sheeps and some good story readin’. Good job, girlfriend.



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  9. Iain Kelly says:

    Impressive hat making skills. I’m dying to know what the gruesome take was!

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  10. plaridel says:

    perhaps she should teach auntie dot how to knit. 🙂

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  11. Ha ha ha ha. What a distinctive voice, took me back to ole’ Huckleberry Finn. Also, can you please please please share the original 6:30am version also? Pretty please?

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  12. Moon says:

    A simple request, indeed.🙂
    Lovely title and story, Lish.

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  13. Sandra says:

    I can’t imagine the luxury of having two stories to choose between, as I struggle every week to give birth to one. Well done, Alicia. Happy sheep-dipping.

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  14. I’d love to see those psychedelic sheep!

    Click to read my FriFic!


  15. draliman says:

    Sounds like quite a one-woman assembly line she has going on there. Nice one!

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  16. granonine says:

    Really funny 🙂

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  17. Dan Bohn says:

    Alicia, very original. This was two stories. I had to read it twice.


  18. Love the dialogue and the humour. Great story.

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  19. yarnspinnerr says:

    LOL. Enjoyed this fun post. Seasons greetings.

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  20. pennygadd51 says:

    Nice story, Alicia. I can’t help wondering if Aunt Dot had a really wicked sense of humour!

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  21. mjlstories says:

    Fun story! We both had sheep on the brain in different ways – let’s hear it for the cud chewers!

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  22. Very funny and great voice as usual. Have a good Christmas, Alicia

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  23. It’s wonderful Auntie Dot has so many friends. Either that or she’s giving hats to a charity which is also great. Good writing as always with good dialect, Alicia. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  24. Aunt Dot is pulling the wool over her eyes!

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  25. Sarah Ann says:

    Great voice your narrator has, but I think she needs to be following Auntie Dot to find out what she’s up to. I feel someone is being taken advantage of….

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