Friday Fictioneers for September 9th, 2022

What day is it boys and girls and other less binary-specific people? It’s not Howdy Doody time with Buffalo Bob. It is Wednesday’s Friday Fictioneers time hosted by the magical and majestic Mistress Rochelle, who by now we all know so well.

By slipping us a Lisa Fox pontoon boat photo taken in front of Preacher (formerly Buffalo) Bob’s Church of What’s Happenin’ Now, we are to be blessedly inspired to contrive a little lily-white, fib-ological story in all its radiant glory.

If you want the whole homily about telling your own fewer than 101 words heavenly-inspired story, clicking on Li’s pic should do the trick.


Genre: Magical Get Realism
Title: The Bigger Boat
Word Count: 100

Wanda said, “The kids are grown and gone. Let’s buy a boat and sail around the world.”

Alfie said, “Great idea, Honeypot. Preacher is selling his.”

At the church Brother Bob says, “Praise God. Wanda and Alfie. We ain’t seen y’all in a coon’s age.”

“We are empty nesters who wanna buy your boat and sail around the world. Wanda’s idea.”

Y’all’s boaters?

We ain’t, Preach. We aim to learn, quit our jobs, sell the house, and go for it.

Well dang, Alf! You’re gonna need a bigger boat. I’ll pray for y’all.

Thanks, Preacher. A bigger boat you say?

Look both ways, find what you love, and let it kill you.
Mind the gaps and check the weather.
The sharks are always biting.

Click HERE to link up with a parcel of other inspired stories, good to go until next Wednesday when we will discover another fine photo with which to proceed.

This story is not truly 100% fiction, but the line about the bigger boat I bogarted from the Jaws movie.

And the humorous nature of my Li-inspired lie was partly set to sail by a scene from Caddyshack.


Dale mentioned the Styx song “Come Sail Away” in THIS recent travel post, so I was tempted to use it. But I steal enough stuff.


Note: While I double check every link, I cannot determine if youtubes work outside of the USA. But it’s all about the micro-fiction. The links are ancillary.

37 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers for September 9th, 2022

  1. Hahahaha! Oh yes, they are definitely gonna need a bigger boat. And while they are at it, why don’t they hire a captain? That way they can really enjoy the retirement without the stress of steering and all that…
    Fun stuff!! Thanks for the link!
    And FYI, this Canuck can watch all three videos 😉

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I could not do the small boat thing out in the middle of the ocean. But people do it. And they jump out of perfectly good airplanes. I’m gad he videos worked. 🙂

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      1. My dad dreamt of taking Footloose (32′ Bayfield) out into the ocean – mostly the Caribbean so, not quite as middle as that. He never did and had to sell it.
        My son has his parachute license. Loves jumping out of planes!

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      2. I owned one boat. That was enough. I had two happy days with it: the day I bought it and the day I sold it.
        I always looked at my parachute and the ejection seat to which it was attached as emergency devices for saving my life.
        But my friend was an avid sky diver and eventually a BASE jumper. While I had extensive training with parachuting, it never got to the point of jumping. But many Air Force people did. 🙂

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      3. Haha!
        My dad had a sail boat and I wish I had gone more often.
        As for Iain – he is my adventurer. I’m not surprised he wanted to try sky diving. It cost him a small forture to jump often enough to be allowed to go solo. Hasn’t gone in a while, though.

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    1. Thank you, Iain.
      It is interesting how much writing and directing effect movies. I’ve been reading much of Larry McMurtry’s reportage on the subject. It is a very interesting interchange I had not thought about. 🙂

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  2. Bill, what a wonderful introduction to your story. I also admire how you worked your story around the Jaws quote. The two movie clips are a kickazz blast to the past — both favorites of mine. I can’t even begin to estimate how many times I’ve seen Caddyshack (Harold Ramis is a comedic genius in my book.) and then your tasty dessert video. I feel literaturally, visually, and aurally satiated ❤

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    1. My Dear Rochelle,

      I hope my reference to the TV show was not a bother to you. I was older when the show ended and had not been a watcher in a while.

      I had a friend and she and her hubby did sell the house (and chickens and ducks, etc.) and bought a sail boat. They did plan to sail around the world. As of last knowing, they had not done that.


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