The boxset – #flashfiction

Wasn’t sure where to go with this one. Needed a little light relief in my life at the moment – so here’s my take on this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt, which is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

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Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The TV boomed – winter is coming.

She groaned. “If I had a quid for every time I’d heard that.”

He switched the TV off. It had been his idea to watch the boxset. Episode after episode.  “I suppose we should get out.”

She stretched. How many days had passed? She patted her stomach – too many pizzas.

He opened the front door and pile of snow landed on his feet.

She chuckled. “So, it has come.”

He stared in disbelief at the bleak sky. “It’s September, for heaven’s sake.”

“It was, honey.” She patted his arm. “Now it’s October.”

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15 comments

  1. Yes, that’s how it happens. I hope these two couch potatoes wake up to themselves before they waste too much more time. Very good story.

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    1. I’ve succumbed to the lure of the boxset and it does eat away at time.
      Thanks for commenting.

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  2. Haha, yes, that’s exactly how it goes…good, lighter take on the prompt. Unless they start on catching up on Prison Break or something…

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    1. Or Breaking Bad – just had to be done 🙂

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  3. Sounds like a great plan to me — with enough box sets (or a good streaming service), you can hole up inside for a whole, long, nasty winter. Pizza is good, but they deliver groceries now too, jes’ saying. 🙂

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    1. There are enough box sets to last a good winter. Forgot about groceries – yes, so no excuse for unhealthy eating 🙂

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      1. Although you do have to stop watching the next exciting episode to actually cook the food, and with a compelling show, that’s not always reasonable to expect. 🙂 It’s as bad as having to put a good book down in the last third or so. Nope, obviously I can only eat whatever I can grab with one hand while I keep reading, until I get to end.

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  4. There’s binge watching and then there’s this…. It must have been a great series.

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    1. The opening quote is from Game of Thrones – it was compulsive viewing, I admit 🙂

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  5. Hehe, and now they must face the real winds of winter. Great take on the prompt.

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    1. lol. Yes, real winter is nothing like TV winter.

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  6. Missing a month of my life on a TV series…..No thanks.
    Funny stuff.
    Tracey

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    1. Not a great idea in the long run, but the odd boxset has crept into our schedule, I confess.

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  7. Dear QW

    That takes binge watching to a new level. Do these people have jobs?

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Perhaps they are TV reviewers? The certainly don’t have enough responsibilities!

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