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Friday Fictioneers – Sea

18 April, 2014

Every Friday, Rochelle sends a prompt pic, and every Friday over a hundred writers from around the world write 100 words of fiction. This week’ s pic looks like this:

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And here are the 100 words what I wroted:

 

We didn’t understand why a seven-year-old was desperate for an old diver’s helmet from a junk shop, but he cried like never before. I reluctantly paid twenty pounds, hoping I might sell it back for a tenner soon after.

Every night after school he would wear it to watch television, do homework, play hide-and-seek – he only took it off to eat.

Did an untapped interest in ocean exploration trigger his want for the helmet, or vice versa? It’s impossible to say. But he’s in the Indian Ocean now. If anyone can find the airliner on the sea bed, it’s him.

 

 

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22 Comments
  1. I like this one. It’s like he followed his dream after all. 🙂

    – Matthew

  2. Funny the way a personality can unfold. You can never be sure what triggered what.

  3. Good story – you incorporated the recent Malaysian airline tragedy into your story very well. It is so sad. Well done!

  4. Touching Story.. Awesome work!!

  5. Excellent work on this prompt. Nice tie in to current events. I liked the line about hoping to get a tenner back for it… simple way to show the love for a child. One of the best I’ve read this week, Gent.

  6. Dear RG,

    A lovely story of a father’s love and support for his son. I agree with Ted, nice tie-in to current events.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  7. Well, I fort the hundred words wot you wroted was excellent 😀

  8. Lovely story of a dad’s love. It shows we should pay attention to the gifts and interests our children are born with and/or develop. Well written. :).

    • Thanks Patricia! Funny how i saw this as the story of the son’s development but several have read it as the story of the father/son relationship. Just shows how different people see the same story in different ways

  9. Great story. Glad the son go the job he wanted and used it to help people. Well done.

  10. Great story. We should never stop chasing after our dreams.

  11. Nicely unique take on the prompt and well-executed, RG. I like the tie-in with current events and the support given to him in what he wanted to do. Of such are careers and lives sometimes made.

    janet

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