Tinker Toy

As Shelly walked into the living room, she saw Fred in his chair fooling with something in his hands.  “What is that you’ve got?”

Holding it up proudly Fred said, “It’s a Creston 285.”

“A what?”

“A Creston 285… it is a tool for – “

“A tool?  You mean another gadget.”

“Maybe.”

“Well just don’t use it on any of the appliances ‘Tim Taylor.’  They are all working fine, and I would like to keep it that way.”

“You have so little faith in me and my repair skills?”

“No, I know how you tinker with things that already work!”


(100 words)

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – gadget https://fivedotoh.com/2020/07/03/fowc-with-fandango-gadget/

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