The Sherwood Arms Neighborhood Association demanded immediate action. The house at 1533 was out of control. Fearing a coup d’état, the association chief wrote the following letter:
“My Fellow Neighbor”
I have received many complaints about the upkeep of your yard. Your contract clearly states – NO UNNECESSARY YARDWORK! Your neighbors prefer to spend weekends in leisure and your obsession with a well-kept lawn makes us look bad.”
The Chief weighed his next words carefully. Surrounding him were lawn-mowers, weed-eaters, and clippers of all sorts, confiscated over the years.
Non-compliance will result in drastic measures. Heed my warning!
This story was inspired by Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneer’s , a weekly challenge to write a complete story in 100 words or less, based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Roger Bulltot for providing the photo.
35 thoughts on “The Warning (Friday Fictioneers)”
Haha, love this – it is exactly what some neighbourhood associations can be like!!
I would definitely join that rebellion. Thanks for commenting!
Works for me. 😀
That’s what I think too 🙂
Ha. This is hilarious. 🙂
I’m glad you like it. We live in a rural area and don’t really maintain our yard as well as some people (fortunately he moved), so I identify with those of us who prefer keeping nature natural
Every once in awhile you just got to be silly. Thanks for reading
LOL! Wonderful! :o) A great take on the photo prompt and very well written.
Thank you. All that greenery just reminded me of home LOL
Clever take. I love it!
Thank you, I am glad you like it
Funny! 😄 Talk about fussing over the small stuff and missing the real issue.
Glad you like it Thanks for reading
I like my garden to reflect nature – will I be ok?
As far as I am concerned you are. I see my yard as a bird sanctuary. The neighbors may think otherwise.
You know… man’s obsession with well-manicured laws has caused many of us lots of grief. I think we need to think of nature and let it take over!
You and me both Dale. Nothing worse than living in the country and worrying about how your yard looks because of a neighbors obsession. Thanks for commenting!
A definite turnaround. This was totally unexpected and actually rather humorous. Thanks, Susan.
I have my moments. Thanks for reading Kelvin!
It would definitely be a ‘different’ kind of subdivision to live in, eh. Great writing.
that’s true. I could get a little out of control. Thanks for reading Jelli!
Nice take on the picture.
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I’m glad you like it. Thanks for reading
Great take and thanks for the smiles !🙂
Glad you liked it
😀 I wonder if he would open up about the ‘drastic measures’ ? Enjoyed this piece very much thank you.
I see it as taking away the toys from the boys. if you are into lawn care, you are REALLY into lawn care. Thanks for reading Dahlia!
i’m smiling. This one is funny, amid so many others that are incredibly good in depicting ghosts and magic. Nicely done.
Thank you. I try to not read too many before i write because i don’t want to be influenced; however, the one time i didn’t i came very close to another story. Any, glad to be a little different this week.
I never look before I write. I’m sure I would be influenced. There have been a couple of times my story has been similar, but that’s not surprising when you consider nearly 100 of us contribute 🙂
Hilarious take on the prompt. Fun stuff.
I’m glad you like it
Hah, that was funny, turning the lawn obsession upside down. I want to live in this subdivision.
I’m not into excess lawn care. I like the nature to be natural too. Thanks for reading