One-Liner Wednesday: Everybody Needs Good Neighbours

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LindaGHill hosts One-Liner Wednesday. This is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the theme. Check out her blog for the rules, read other one-liners, and join in the fun!

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbours.
Rudyard Kipling

It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbour.
Eric Hoffer

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
Dean William R. Inge

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1-Minute Fiction – Knock, Knock, Who’s There?

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“Cheeky cow.” Simone slammed the front door. “Wanted mayonnaise.”

“So?” said Callum. “Neighbours should help each other.”

“I’ve helped plenty today. First, he wanted some barbecue briquettes: No problem. But five minutes later, it was lighter fuel. And his wife turns up to borrow our plates. Then comes back asking for the mayo.”

“Maybe they are pushing their luck,” said Callum. “How about—”


“If that’s him, I swear I’ll do murder,” Simone hissed before wrenching the door open.

“Now, what do you want?”

“A fire extinguisher.”

“Haven’t you got one of your own?”

“No, but it’s not my shed that’s on fire.”

Cyranny’s #1MinFiction Challenge