L’chaim! – Friday Fictioneers

Here is another late(ish) 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 – Kent Bonham

– L’chaim! –

“I don’t darn well believe it!”

“What, Mr Cohen? What have I missed? What have I done? Please don’t fire me Mr Cohen, sir, I’ve got a wife and – “

“…kids at home. Yes, I know. I’ve heard it a thousand times.”

The floor manager gulped nervously. His new studio boss glared ominously at the lights suspended high above their heads.

“My darned fool of a brother has been up there again – look at that graffiti! What does it say, Sonny?  My eyes ain’t so good.”

“Eighteen, sir. That’s all.”

A smile spread across Mr Cohen’s face. “For luck, and to life! The studio will be a great success!”


For those of you that don’t know, the Hebrew word for life is ‘chai’, which has a numerical value of 18. L’chaim means ‘to life!’ and is used when toasting someone’s health. L’chaim is also used as a name for a celebration.


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21 thoughts on “L’chaim! – Friday Fictioneers

  1. wow beautiful…glad you explained it down there.

    you got it in time. isn’t it friday fictioneers? 🙂

  2. Dear Freya,

    I’m truly impressed. I didn’t even notice the number 18 and you’ve capitalized on it well. Although Mr. Cohen doesn’t sound like all that nice of a guy.



  3. That’s fantastic, darling! Would you believe that before I decided to go off on my rant, I had spotted the number 18 and was trying to think of a story around it? Birds of a feather, darling. I’m so glad you ran with it — and I learned something, too!

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