The Stowaways

photo-20180514154614986
This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan.


The Stowaways



“We promised.”

“We’re not breaking our word. The rules said the only places off limits had signs. We removed the sign and took down the stupid velveteen ropes.”

“No one’ll ever think to look here.”

“Duh! That’s the whole of hide-n-seek, stupid.”

“I hate being called stupid.”

“Then don’t be so stupid.”

Ronald crawled on his belly to the rear of the fuselage, leaned his back against the wall and opened a package of goldfish crackers.

“What have you got there?” Jeremy asked.

“Grape soda and goldfish crackers.”

“Bet your Mom packed that stupid fanny pack.”

“What’f she did? I have goldfish.”

“Share?”

“Nope. Ya think I’m stupid?”

With that being said, the boys became silent.

Suddenly there was a slow jostling of the small aircraft.

“Jeremy, I think we’re flying.”

“Of course we are, stupid. The museum is opening and our folks will be here soon to pick us up. We’ll definitely win the hide-n-seek contest.”

“But Jeremy, no one knows we’re up here. How are we going to get down?



Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers- 167: Requirements: Using the photo prompt provided, create a 100-150 word flash story.

Advertisements

A Small Celebration

9d099028313adb4ecddd847e444fec92
http://siofiee93.blogspot.com/2016/05/final-year-what-ive-learned_29.html


A Small Celebration



“I am sure it is a little premature to celebrate a grand book deal for my first novel, but maybe a small celebration is in order.

I do know who my main character throughout the story is now going to be.

I’m sure the rest will be easy-peasy.” said the first-time novelist who knew next to nothing at all about completing a novel or publishing one.

But he did enjoy a good celebration!



Written for The Daily Post: Premature.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

If Only Kindness…?

Vaccine in vial with syringe. Vaccination concept.
https://www.immunizationinfo.com/kinrix-vaccine/


If Only Kindness…?



We have vaccines to stop chickenpox, measles, and whooping cough.

We have vaccines to prevent diphtheria, mumps, and polio.

We even have a tetanus vaccine for infections from accidents that have yet to have happen.

Wouldn’t it be great if we have a vaccine to encourage rational thought and kindnesses?



Written for The Daily Post: Infect.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Two for You and One for Me

ayr6 elephants
Photo Prompt: C.E. Ayr


Two for You and One for Me 



“Be still, Barry. If they sense us, they will charge.”

“But Mama, look at the little one. He is so cute.”

“His mama won’t find us so cute if she feels threatened. Now, stay down. Be quiet. And wait.”

“Look Mama,” Barry whispered excitement could hardly be contained. “Another little one.”

“So rare,” was Master Hunter/ Curator Smith’s reply to her twelve-year-old son. “I have heard of three sets of twins recently at Addo Elephant National Park but I have never witnessed twins in the wild.”

“Can we keep him?”

“What!” the master hunter/ curator’s voice went louder than she had hoped. The mother elephant’s huge ears became emboldened.

“Can we keep the other one?” pleaded her son.

“If we can bag’em both… That’s all the museum wanted. Sure you can kept the other.”

With that confirmation, Barry leveled the monstrous beast. The team encircled the two calves.

The job was complete.



Written for Sunday Photo Fiction. Requirements: Using the photo prompt provided, create a flash fiction piece of approximately 200 words.

Finding the ‘Thin’ in You

fat-man-sees-self-in-mirror-as-thin-square
http://plannersweb.com/2009/02/community-self-assessment/fat-man-sees-self-in-mirror-as-thin-square/

Thin … and today’s selected topic for writing was fitness.

Dear me…Dear me… Dear me…



Dear Daily Post,

What were you thinking!?!?!?!?

Sincerely,

Disappointed



Written for The Daily Post: Thin.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

Dennis, the Daredevil

No Swimming
MorgueFile April file8051277901708


Dennis, the Daredevil



“Is this going to be safe?” repeating myself for the umpteenth time.

“Who you kidding? Dennis replied.  “Look at those fiberglass posts. They just pushed’em in the sand ‘cause they wanted the lifeguard to have the weekend off.

“Man, you’re joking?”

“Why are you such a chicken?”

“I know the difference between courage and stupidity.”

“They always say there’s such a fine line there. ‘Sides, by tomorrow, we’ll be web celebrities. These waves could be the most monstrous waves of the surfing season.”

“Hence, the warning signs?”

“Just role the film. What difference does it make to you? You’re here on the beach. I’m the one hanging.”

With that, Dennis began paddling toward the foam-filled crests and I unpacked the tripod and began setting up my Sony NXCAM.

The churning in my stomach gyrated with the waves pounding the beach.

On days like today, there was no talking Dennis down.



Written for Flash Fiction for the Practical Practitioner- 2018: Week #20. Requirements: Using the provided photo prompt, create a 200 word flash story.

Who Is in Charge of Your Pedigree?

9f83274f12047ccfcadf6d0307d81a85
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/373658100317796987/


Who Is in Charge of Your Pedigree?



We value pedigree in our livestock, racing horses, and pets. The more stable the pedigree the higher the value.

In days of yore, pedigree in humans was valued the same way. King’s and nobleman’s marriages were carefully arranged because of bloodlines and power.

In today’s world, many people want to know from whence they have come… http://www.ancestry.com  is making a fortune off of historical, familial hunters.

I am an avid, amateur historian. I love leaning about the past.

But I do not value my pedigree in the same way as the kings and noblemen and conquerors from my family line- on which I am sure there are many!

I am more concerned about the pedigree I am now willing to give to those around me.

Am I a willing, warm, and welcoming member of my own futuristic ancestral hierarchy?

Sometime to think about.



Written for The Daily Post: Pedigree.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.