The Understudy – Friday Fictioneers

Here is this week’s entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!


Copyright – Al Forbes

– The Understudy –

If Toby could speak, he would have a thing or two to say. The constant flow of immigrants and emigrants stepping over the threshold night and day had taught him a thing or two.

Pete had the cushy job, checking the credentials of those who wanted in, striking through the names of those who wanted out (although that was a relatively new phenomenon, to be fair).

It was always ‘St Peter this’ and ‘St Peter that’.

Nobody ever mentioned Toby, perched above the pearly gates.

Poor Toby, without even so much as a finger available to scratch that itch just above his right eye…


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42 thoughts on “The Understudy – Friday Fictioneers

  1. aww poor toby…nobody ever mentions him.. wait,who’s toby? lol great story.he does sound like an interesting character 🙂

  2. What a cute take-so different from what you usually write,loved it:-)Oh,poor Toby-he can’t even scratch-adding insult to injury!No wonder he looks perpetually “itchy” ,lol!

  3. The ancients missed a good opportunity–never heard of a myth where the transgressor was condemned to spend eternity tortured by a pesky itch over his right eye. You write it, the internet’ll immortalize it.

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