16/04/2014

UNCHARTED WATERS - Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is a world-wide online group of authors who write 100-word stories each week prompted by a photo posted by Rochelle - http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/  You can follow the link on her blog to read the other stories. 
This is my offering for this week - please feel free to browse and read my other posts.


UNCHARTED WATERS

Dan took risks every day, diving on wrecks for sunken treasure, but the day he took the helmet round to show his sister he faced a hitherto unknown challenge.
Not that he knew that when he said blithely, “Sure – I’ll babysit.”

Dan was like a kid himself, building a camp with the furniture, but when he came face to striped tights with Polly’s rear end he recoiled in horror. Not even the sudden appearance of a giant squid had terrified him as much.

He grabbed the helmet. Valuable antique or not, it was the only way to deal with a smelly nappy.


40 comments:

  1. Very clever. I hadn't thought of that reason for the 'helmet'.

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    1. The reason struck me straight away, which is why I was so quick off the mark with my story!

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  2. We've all been there. This is the best way so far to face the nappy. Good job.

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    1. Helmet or gas mask - either would do!

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  3. Nicely done!

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  4. This is a funny story, Liz. I love the unexpected ending and use for the helmut.

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    1. Thanks Karen - the striped tights evoked memories of my own daughters!

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    1. Thank you - glad you liked it. Funny makes a change for me!

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  6. This made me laugh out loud. : ) Those were the days, especially when the diaper didn't completely contain everything. I could picture this guy's face. Hilarious and well written. : )

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    1. Ah Josh - you are obviously a parent! You'll remember having to wash a baby all over, plus its clothes and then yourself?

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  7. I think there were times when Bill would have done this had we had a helmet. Lots of fun, Lizy. Thanks for starting my morning with a laugh.

    janet

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    1. There were times when I held my breath, and I had four of my own and a few fostered!

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  8. I bet a lot of parents could do with that helmet. Nice one!

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  9. Aha ha! A diving helmet, now why did I never think of that? Fortunately I don't have to do that anymore :-) A funny take on the prompt.

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    1. It's been a few years since I changed a nappy - my youngest grandson is seven. I'm waiting for great-grandchildren now!

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  10. Hi Lizy,

    Just rushed over here after um, playing a frantic game of Bingo. Or maybe not.

    A nappy, eh. Or diaper as those in North America would say. I could use a helmet like that whenever Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar lets out some of her legendary flatulence. Yeah, I know, blame it on the dog.

    Gary :)

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    1. Blame it on the dog? My Pa always did, after having lifted his cheek off the chair , smiling wickedly, and letting off a beauty.

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  11. Cute story. I've changed plenty of them and could have used a helmet. But I've never heard the word "nappy!"

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    1. It's an English word - probably short for 'napkin' - you must be American? Where do you get the word 'diaper' from?

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  12. Wo! Totally unexpected ending.. caught me there.. and enjoyed it ! :)

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    1. Thanks Horus - glad you enjoyed it.

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  13. Definitely was not expecting that! Good one!

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, Barb - and I'm pleased I surprised you!

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  14. Laugh out loud funny! I really enjoyed the surprise ending and the laugh! It caught me off guard. ;)
    ~Lynda

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    1. Thanks for the vote in favour of Easter fun, Lynda.

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  15. Made me laugh out loud! I loved this one (and I've dealt with nappies like that too, but not for a long time.)

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    1. Some things you never forget - one whiff and you're back in the joys of parenthood!

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  16. Oh Dear God... I was not expecting that! Funny, funny, funny...

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  17. Nice to know I can still surprise people!

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  18. LOL! That's too cute. I could totally see a guy doing that. =)

    True Heroes from A to Z

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    1. Thanks Crystal - men are such wimps, aren't they!

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  19. So well done. The brave diver reduced by a smelly nappy. Lovely and so funny.

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    1. Thanks Sarah - ithis is the first time I've had a comment so close to the next photo prompt!

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