Friday, April 20, 2012

Call me in the Morning

Welcome to  Friday Flash Fiction.  This week's offering is tribute to Harry Nilsson and Jack Webb.  Photo courtesy of Madison Woods be sure and leave a link to your story when you comment on this one.  Thanks for stopping by
Call Me in the Morning

“Good morning, doctor. I’m Sergeant Friday, this is Officer Gannon. What seems to be the problem?”
“Some woman called, woke me up, complaining of a bellyache.”
“What made you suspicious of her activities?”
“She combined two substances and consumed them. What do you need from me?”
“Just the facts ma’am.”
“Her brother bought a coconut for a dime. She had another, paid it for a lime. She put the lime in the coconut and drank ‘em both up.”
“What did you tell her?”
“You’re such a silly woman. Call me in the morning and I’ll tell you what to do.”


  1. Reminds me of a song. Enjoyed. Thank you.

    Here's my link:

  2. This is silly and I loved it - I laughed out loud. What good fun...although, now I am singing that song (and probably will be all day!)


  3. That was silly, no doubt about it, but very amusing and a lot more enjoyable then being buried alive!
    You did a cute thing with that prompt - which was a difficult prompt for a lot of us...

  4. Wow, I mean...just wow.

    Here's mine:

  5. HaHaHa...Russell, if I ever drink that concoction, I'll have to call you instead. Sargeant Friday met his maker long ago. Thanks again for another good, hearty chuckle. And thanks for stopping by to read mine.

  6. That took me back! 'Just the facts, ma'm, just the facts.'

    I love dialogue stories and this was no exception. Good one.

  7. Yes, that was a blast from the past. I like the combination of the staid with the silly. Nilsson versus Friday - a great juxtaposition.

    Mine, late as it is, is here:

  8. Dear Russell,

    You are the Master. I bow down before your greatness. (By the way, I was laughing out loud at your comment on Madison's page. I felt the same way.

    in seven and a half hours (having had three and half hours of sleep) I'm going to be playing disc golf with a few friends. it's a ritual some of us call the Church of the Disc. one of the players is a doctor who often is on call and receives many phone calls from the nearby hospital. We all start singing Nilsson's song while he tries to cover up the phone so none of his charges will hear.

    Your story reminded me of him and our collective mirth. Great song, great story, as usual.



  9. Love it! However, if this was a cautionary tale, it failed. I'm going to the store right now for a lime and a coconut...

    P.S. I cannot for the life of me get a comment to post here with my wordpress account. Some of those with blogspot addresses allow you to comment as a guest or anonymous, and that works, but Wordpress people sometimes have trouble. Here's my address:

  10. Loved this one! Another Gem from 'What's So Funny'... somewhere Nisson and Webb are smiling.

  11. Haha! I love that song - yours is the second play on a song from this week's prompt.

  12. Geting caught up as we're driving back from FL again. You made me laugh out loud. Loved this. Of course, the song will be in my head all day now...

    I couldn't figure out anything for this hard prompt. Well done.

  13. from now on I'll think of your story when I hear that song--good one!