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Friday Fictioneers – Solstice

23 June, 2017

It was the longest day of the year this week (in the Northern hemisphere anyway) and in England it was also the hottest day. But rather than celebrate by sleeping in a yurt at Stonehenge or painting myself with woad and standing atop Glastonbury Tor, I spent the solstice as I do every Wednesday – opening my inbox, reading Rochelle‘s email and considering the prompt pic. This week it was FriFic legend and previous Fiction Relayer Ted Strutz who supplied the image

that twenty seven thousand of us fictionalised and postifed in Frogtopia.

My words follow. Happy Solstice everyone!



The sun was already rising as we drove away. It was 4am, the Summer Sosltice. Our flight west took six hours, only to land at the same time we took off. Followed by a four hour rental-car drive to the ferry.

Storms on the coast kept us waiting in the queue, in the car, in the rain, until boarding began, beyond what our bodyclocks thought was midnight.

The clouds cleared to show the setting sun when we drove onto the ramp to the car deck. This had been the longest day but, finally together, we didn’t want it to end.

  1. Lovely writing.

  2. Dale permalink

    Somehow when we are traveling to a destination, it doesn’t matter how long it takes… this was lovely, Sir!

  3. There are trips that are like that, ones you never want to end.

  4. Wow. Been there many times traveling the world. In spite of al the inconveniences, it still is a great time to make memories.

    Good job, TRG. Five out of five lags of jet.

  5. Dear TRG,

    There’s something about being travel mates that brings people together, isn’t there? Good one.



  6. Wonderful! Very neat, especially the last line!

  7. Aw. I love a good love story.

  8. Best ‘last line’ I have read in a long time.

    That was some story that came out of that Relay, fun time. How long ago was that?

  9. An absolutely delightful little story. I love it.

    My story – ‘An empty bottle’

  10. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover permalink

    This had a lovely reminiscence feel. I really enjoyed this one.

  11. Great take with some excellent writing.

  12. Love the happy ending. 😊

  13. Awww…I love how you brought that full circle.

  14. Sometimes being tired in a good company is the best of things.

  15. I’m glad it was worth the wait. Those were dedicated people. Good writing, RG. 🙂 — Suzanne

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