The Warning (Friday Fictioneers)

The Warning (Friday Fictioneers)

Photo Credit – Roger Bulltot

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)

    1. 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

  1. 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!

    1. 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!

    1. 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.

      1. 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 🙂

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