July 19– Flash Fiction  – Fannie Hooe

Charli’s prompt this week:

July 19, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about Fannie Hooe. Although she is a legend in the Kewenaw, feel free to go where the prompt leads.

I know poor Fannie’s story was unfortunate, but just hearing the name made me think of all those jokes about bartenders having to shout out funny names like “I have a Hugh Jarse here!” and “Ben Dover, please.” etc.

Fanny-tastic Names

“I’m trying to find Fanny Hooe.”
“Fanny who?”
“Yes, Fanny Hooe.”
“Right… Fanny who?”
“Fanny Hooe!”
“Look, I need the surname for the announcement, mate. So, Fanny who?”
“Listen mate, it’s bad enough her grandma insisted on naming her Fanny. Stop taking the mick with it. Her name is Fanny Hooe. As in H – O – O – E.”
“Okay. Calling out for Fanny Hooe. That’s Fanny Hooe, as in H – O – O – E. Fanny Hooe please come to the service desk. Fanny Hooe!”
“You know they all call me Fran here, not Fanny… Now I’ll never live it down!”


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  3. Charli Mills
    Jul 25, 2018 @ 21:05:40

    Great title, too, Ritu! The fun we can have with names. It never seems to grow old, does it? 🙂

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  4. Jennie
    Jul 23, 2018 @ 14:12:58

    This was great, Ritu! I loved the laugh it gave me. Thanks! 😀

    Liked by 1 person


  5. shelleywilson72
    Jul 23, 2018 @ 06:50:41

    Hahaha love it!

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  6. Colleen Chesebro
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 21:19:33

    LOL! I loved your take on this story, Ritu. Quite funny. That last name is a hoot! I mean Hooe! 😀

    Liked by 1 person


  7. dornahainds
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 17:35:20

    Lol – now that’s too funny. Fanny/Fran?! 😎🥀

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 16:04:04


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  9. syl65
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 15:06:25

    Too funny 😂

    Liked by 1 person


  10. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 12:41:14

    Fun one.

    Liked by 1 person


  11. chris jensen
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 12:27:58

    Thank you for the following me. an putting up with the problems i have in life…

    Liked by 1 person


  12. manyofus1980
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 11:02:06

    Hahahaha! 😀 xxx that’s great!

    Liked by 1 person


  13. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 10:09:58

    Haha, Ritu, very good.

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  14. Arpita
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 10:00:33


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  15. willowdot21
    Jul 22, 2018 @ 09:51:51

    Absolutely blooming great 😁🤣🤣😁💜💜

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