It’s my favorite day of the week. Friday Fictioneers has become my hump day remedy. In case you’re new to the game. Every Wednesday our illustrious host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a photo prompt. Our challenge is to write a 100 word story, poem, whatever we like inspired by the the prompt. Give it a shot. I promise you’ll like it.
“The girls won’t settle. They want the Leviathan.”
“Can’t you do it?” Ted implored already in bed, laptop in hand.
“No. It’s your creature. Besides, I’m not putting my head in that thing.”
“But I have to finish my proposal so we can nudge nudge wink wink you know…..”
“I know what you mean, but you’re not wiggling out of this. Now go!”
With feigned reluctance Ted winked then donned his granddaddy’s Navy diving helmet.
“Go get em Tiger.” Pam grinned as Ted started his monster walk, Frankenstein legs and Octopus arms. He loved this part of being a dad.
Word Count: 100
P.S. Please make sure to read the others.
Wonderfully sweet, and very realistic! I can really imagine this entire scene, happening between so many young parents. Really wonderful, Dana!
Lovely, what a great dad. A very sweet story 🙂
Nicely done. 🙂
i think my previous comment didn’t post – but that was lovely! you captured a family moment and relationship dynamics beautifully! and all in 100 words! good stuff:)
Thanks Sissy. I had fun with Doug’s photo.
LOL! I wondered where you were going to go with that. I was peeking between my fingers to read it. Great job.
🙂 For a moment I wasn’t sure but the photo demanded. Thanks Linda
It really is a better part of being a Dad! Good work Dana !
I love how I thought you were taking me one direction while it was quite another. Sweet story.
Thanks Rochelle- I think it is the mulitlayeredness (I’m making up words) of life that make it interesting. Dana
That was a great story! And making the kids squeal with laughter is the BEST part of being a parent! 🙂
Children laughing is one of my all time favorite sounds.
Indeed! What could be sweeter?! 🙂
In 40 years time his kids will still be saying, “Do you remember Dad in that helmet?”
Glad you skipped 40 years out. They might not be so generously descriptive during their teenage years. 😉
It was a lovely story about parenthood with humor. That’s always a good combination. Well written. 🙂
This is a heartwarming story. Lovely!
What fun! Typical Dad-stuff.
It is. Thanks Janet
This is a sweet tale of love.
Thanks Alicia. I think this photo demanded it.
that’s what being a parent is all about. first, “creating” them, then entertaining them. maybe some more practice at the creating part too.
I’m not a parent though I too have enjoyed creating and entertaining. The image brought out all sorts of lovely in me today.
i’m not a murderer, but i’ve written about them. and you’re able to write about parents without being one.
Glad too Know….(You’re not a murderer that is). 😉
day ain’t over
Now, now. Make love not war: #wordstoliveby
Lovely bit of memory making 🙂
Thanks Helen. Memories all around I’d say. 😉
I think that might be exactly what’s going on!
A minor point: I think you need granddaddy’s rather than granddaddies.
Thanks Claire. I’m going to make the correction, but now with my misspelling I imagine my character had Gay Fathers-Granddaddies.