Captain Clean – Friday Fictioneers.

“Mum and Dad built this place after the war,” Muriel said. “Lived in the garage, while they built the house.”

Captain Clean was very tempted to add that nothing had been thrown out since, but bit her tongue. Condescending self-righteousness never worked with hoarders. So, she stuck to the script.

“Keep or throw? Keep or throw?”                                                                                                                                                                     “There you are,” Muriel smiled.

Captain Clean screamed, bolted and drove away.

Muriel had finally found her spare set of teeth, playing hide & seek in her husband’s old shoes.

“I could’ve handled a dead body,” she told the psychologist. “But not false teeth.”


This has been another contribution to Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wishoff Fields. PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

xx Rowena


29 thoughts on “Captain Clean – Friday Fictioneers.

  1. Rowena Post author

    I have a severe phobia of false teeth and my cleaner has a severe phobia of spiders and I really had to talk her through it for a few weeks. My son names the spiders in residence at out place and I didn’t have to heart to move them outside despite the cleaner’s fear.

  2. Rowena Post author

    I was going to do mine as a spider in the shoe, but I have a severe phobia of false teeth and I went with that instead.
    xx Rowena

  3. Rowena Post author

    I have found so much and the discoveries in my daughter’s room should start saving me money. She has quite a few multiples which I’ve excavated from the rubble.
    xx Rowena

  4. Rowena Post author

    That thought did cross my mind. However, she has her main set of teeth in.
    BTW I can’t understand people keeping hold of their loved ones teeth after they’ve passed. As for me, they can burn!
    xx Rowena

  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    Ha… being more of a hoarder myself and know that I will have to clean out my parents house soon i think that I have to become a bit Captain Clean… if there are any false teeth in the house they would be from great grandparents I think… (but I hope I will be spared from that)… but there will be old toothbrushes in odd places.

  6. Rowena Post author

    My grandfather kept his garage door shut using one of those very basic metal can openers. I’m so pleased I photographed that. That could be a great prompt for FF.

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