Family Day

PHOTO PROMPT – © Jennifer Pendergast

PHOTO PROMPT – © Jennifer Pendergast

“You see, my problem is, I’ve never managed one of these. I mean, they are huge and tricky.”

“Well, look at it this way, it don’t have a mind of its own. It simply goes where you tell it to. If you let others run it, it just goes round and round or nowhere. Just like a marriage. One strong person at the helm, guiding the others. You or the Missus. Don’t matter.”

“Yeah, I guess so,” sighed Shaun, as he headed back to the car. Finding a canoe was easy. Getting the family to be one team? Good Lord!

Friday Fictioneers. 100 Words or less Short story, courtesy Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
More stories on the Friday Fiction, Sept 11 edition, click link.
Word Count: 100

The image gave me two thoughts, the second one, available on this link titled Hope: Through the Lens

About asarpota

Like to fly, but at the same time, quite on the ground, and do tend to be realistic. Very passionate about what I believe in and do, no patience with idiots, not a perfectionist, but trying to come close to it.... Not a nerd btw, value my friends very much, can criticize and have the b***s to take it on my chin. A spade is a spade!!!
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12 Responses to Family Day

  1. Indira says:

    Very nice take. Both stories are good.

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  2. gahlearner says:

    I love the comparison to a marriage. Canoeing isn’t as easy as it looks. Fun story.

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  3. Cute story, I enjoyed it!

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  4. Canoes take teamwork, or one very strong paddler… 🙂 alas.

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  5. ansumani says:

    LOL. Getting everyone to row in the same direction seems simple but its a complex task. Nicely done.

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  6. Dear Rajesh,

    That teamwork thing is kind of tricky, isn’t it? On that last line you need another word, as it is it doesn’t quite make sense. “Getting the family to [work] as one team?”

    Nicely done.



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    • asarpota says:

      Thanks Rochelle.. Indeed it is… Thks for the grammatical note.. I knew something was wrong, but after doing quite a few edits, missed that one.. Changed it to “be”… Cheers.. Rajesh


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