Monday, 18 June 2012

Magpie 122

There's a hole in the ceiling,"
Said Mary to Jim.
"I can see trees, and sky,
And the rain's coming in."

"But what puzzles me more,"
Replied Jim, with a frown.
"Are those footmarks, where someone
Has walked. Upside down."

With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for the picture.


  1. We've been waiting for you, Ms. Frances! Delightful write!!

  2. From the film, "Dancing on the Ceiling." :-)

  3. I think those two need to reflect on the consequences of eating cheese for supper!

    Made me smile.

  4. I think this one is your very best!

  5. You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with one of my homemade awards: the Creative Blog Award. There are no pass along requirements. This is just to reward you for all the hard work you do!

    Go to and pick up your award.

    1. Deirdre, you are very kind. I think you gave me one before?

  6. Cute,really enjoyed this short story.

  7. You found something clever to say where I could only stare at the prompt, dumbfounded. And I totally missed the footprints.

  8. How beautifully observed and written, Frances. There's no better way to start my day's writing than this.

  9. Thanks, everyone (I have to admit, this was one of the hardest yet - where do you get them from, Tess??).

  10. My family delighted in your poem last week when I shared it over dinner. Thank you so much, Frances. I have to say, the candor of Mary and Jim this week had me in stitches once again. You have the best demeanor for the work you are involved in, truly inspirational and so very funny.

  11. Hey Frances, that was a great trip !

  12. Thanks again, ffor the kind comments.