Friday Fictioneers: Garage Folk

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

Garage Folk

“Garage folk, you say? I didn’t think they were real.”

“Oh, they’re real. I was working on my car, went in for lunch, and left the garage door open. When I got back, they were moved in.”

“Can they do that?”

“They’re garage folk. That’s what they do.”

“Did you ask them to leave?”

“They refused.”

“Did you call the authorities?”

“The cops said they had squatters’ rights.”

“I’ve never understood squatters’ rights.”

“No one does. That’s how people get away with it.”

“How did you finally get them to leave?”

“Garlic. It turns out garage folk hate garlic.”


26 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Garage Folk

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  1. Welcome back to FF, Nobbin. Where the heck have you been? I’m glad your keen self knew what to do with the garlic. Your garage people remind me of the “borrowers” in the anime, “The Secret World of Arrietty.”

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    1. Thanks, Ms. Jade. I’ve just had a lot going on. I tried to keep up, but it got overwhelming. I checked in a few times, but my creativity was dormant.

      I’m not familiar. I don’t have much anime exposure. It’s actually a joke about the dogs going into the garage and refusing to come in. We joke that they’re garage folk now.

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    1. Yes. Garage folk are the vampires’ old roommate’s high school lunch lady’s favorite niece’s best friend’s gardener’s distant cousins on his mother’s side. So yeah. There’s definitely a relation there.

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  2. Dear Nobbin,

    Hey, I’ve missed you. I do understand being overwhelmed. It’s why I’m so late getting around to reading, commenting and replying.
    I love the two voices in the oral version. Pesky garage folk. I love the aroma of garlic so it would never work on me.



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    1. It’s nice to be missed and still be alive to be aware of it. Unfortunately, this is just a cameo for now. Things should calm down soon though.

      Thank you. The story comes from these dogs who are English dogs. They will venture into the garage and not come in. Then, they are garage (English pronunciation) folk. I wanted to include that with my pseudo-English accent in the audio. If garlic doesn’t work, I’ll just have to accept it if you moved into my garage. I have an extra futon.

      Thank you, Rochelle.


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