Friday Fictioneers for October 21st, 2022

This week our magical Mistress Rochelle pulled a mare’s nest from order to muddle my muse and trigger my call to organization.

Texans might say I’ve been feeling puny (ill) for a few days, so I was uninspired until today (Friday – imagine that).

It’s all Rochelle this week as she scattered a photo of her own randomly into the blogosphere. If you think you’d like to push a stormy story of fewer than 101 words, find your way to join the free-for-all by clicking on her photo and seeking order at her purple patterned blog page. Click >here< to read other chaotic stories.

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Genre: Therapeutic Fiction
Title: Bollix Minds
Word Count: 100



Why did you bring me here?

I wanted you to see this metaphor for your mind.

Ridiculous. I’m neat. I hang-up clothes, organize socks, and straighten art. My OCD would organize this fast.

Bill, you were arrested for tampering with a murder investigation. The judge ordered counseling as part of your plea deal.

I simply organized and cleaned up blood. The detectives got upset.

This chaos is how you see the world. Do you understand?

Not true. I do have leads on jobs.

Tell me more.

Stores want me to follow customers around and straighten things up after they pass.


Look both ways for all sorts of metaphors.
Mind the gaps and try to understand, things will never be perfect.

This musical bit (If the youtube will not play for you, try this imbedded link.) brought a chuckle to my mind and almost a bit of relating to the song.

46 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers for October 21st, 2022

      1. Nah. I used to have an OCD friend. I would tilt art and scramble things on the coffee table for her to fix. Seemed to work ok. Not sure about touching. 🙂

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  1. Dear Bill,

    Felix Unger lives! Hilarious. I hope you’re feeling better.

    BTW, I watched the video and was reminded of the first time we had dinner with a coworker and her husband. Jeannie has pictures of her kids and grandkids lining her walls. Before we got there she went down the hallway and cocked many of the pictures sideways while her husband looked baffled. She told him, “Just wait.” Apparently I was on cue as I walked in, said hello and went down the line straightening her photos. Talk about being set up….;) But I’m only OCD about some things. My office looks much like the photo prompt.



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    1. Thank you, Rochelle.

      Oh, I understand that. I think everyone straightens cock-eyed pictures.

      It’s an artist thing. Right?




  2. Haha! I have the nagging suspicion that we become more OCD as we age… Does that mean we have been trained over time to fit into the box? GASP!!!
    That tune was a hoot!

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      1. I am more cautions and fussier about some things. I have never been “messy.” But I do have some quirks. None of that fits the DSM 5 definition of OCD because they are not obsessions. 🙂

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      2. That is it. I’m not sure it is really a compulsion. I have knocked a few cupboard doors with my head so I will close them for that reason. 🙂

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  3. Oh, this is so true to life! I had several OCD clients who honestly saw nothing wrong with the behavior that drove their spouses nuts. There was always a perfectly good explanation 🙂

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  4. So if you or all of you are frustrated, counseling is the best therapy instead of keeping silent and in wait for better time.


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