Tripping the Circuit Breaker

Here is the picture and my story for this Friday’s flash fiction.  It is the first thing that entered my mind when I saw the picture. I confess however, I had several Captain Morgan’s!

It was one of those days—the cat yakked in my shoe, coffee overflowed the pot, work fornicated and multiplied before my eyes, the phone wouldn’t shut up! My brain smoked, dangerously close to overload.
That’s when the circuit breaker tripped—I lost my marbles.
“Lost-marble-syndrome” happens to me so regularly that I never panic. The little guys always roll home after a few moments of running amok. The pretty glass orbs show up in various places: my purse, coffee cup, even on the desk top right in front of me.
Contrary to popular belief, losing one’s marbles isn’t a bad thing. Just like circuit breakers in the home they trip-out for your protection.
Roll on, little marble.  Roll on!
This entry was posted in Friday Fictioneers, marble, R.H.Burkett, Ruth Burkett Weeks. Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to Tripping the Circuit Breaker

  1. Madison says:

    I never thought about it that way, Ruth, but it makes sense! My own marbles are always seem to be on the loose, lol, so I guess that's a good thing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sure is a good thing to have an electrician in the family for that circuit breaker trouble! ha ha

  3. Dear Ruth,I know whereof you write. I've said it before and I'll say it again, this photo prompt almost made me lose my marbles. Loved you take on it.Going to go find the rum now.Aloha,Doug

  4. Ruth says:

    Dear Anonymous,Is that you, Sparky?Yes, an electrican in the family is a God send exp. a master one like you.

  5. Ruth says:

    Aloha, Doug,Rum is good!

  6. Linda Palund says:

    Very energetic and glib little tale and a new take on an old concept.Thanks,Linda

  7. Luna Zega says:

    Oh, my dear. Lost marbles and Captain Morgan. Sounds like a hopping Friday night in my opinion!

  8. "…work fornicated and multiplied before my eyes…"Haha, now there's some imagery for you.This was great. I loved your writing voice, as well. 🙂

  9. robinhawke says:

    It always seems so obvious when someone grabs a prompt and makes the twist feel familiar…what makes your story immediately gratifying. Robin

  10. LeAynne says:

    Wonder piece of writing.

Leave a Reply to Douglas MacIlroy Cancel reply

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

You are commenting using your 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