A silly story…

for Friday Fictioneers



This guy offered me a ride on his yacht. It was great. He shouted ‘duck’ but I couldn’t see one. Suddenly the boom swung round, knocking me overboard.  The clot didn’t even notice I’d gone.

I swam to a little island. I paddled, built a sandcastle then realised I was marooned. What now?

I arranged some stones to spell the word HELP.  It worked!  A girl landed her paraglider.  I jumped on her back,  she ran along the shore and we shot skyward.  What fun!  Weeeee! I stretched out my arms like aeroplane wings. 

Bad move.  I fell back into the briny.

I swam to a little island…..


ted-strutz-planeFriday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle and Ted Strutz provided the photo.

Catch the frog to join in the fun!



61 thoughts on “A silly story…

  1. bearmkwa Aug 1, 2019 / 13:52

    Funny! Pretty sure that would be me… lol!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. pennygadd51 Aug 1, 2019 / 15:22

    You and Rosie are clearly well matched! You made me smile with this story, Keith!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. rochellewisoff Aug 2, 2019 / 13:06

    Dear Keith,

    What fun this was to read. Your MC must be a strong swimmer. Of course I love what you do with the frog. I find myself looking forward to your renderings of the little hoppy fellow. 😉




    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 3, 2019 / 10:08

      He’s a stronger swimmer than I’ll ever be! I’m spending longer with the frog than I am with my words lately! Thanks, Rochelle.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Tien Skye Aug 2, 2019 / 17:35

    Hah! I love the quick pace, which lends a comic turn to the story. Thanks for putting a smile on my face! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dale Aug 2, 2019 / 19:03

    Now that was a fun ride… He might just, however, run out of options eventually…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. msjadeli Aug 3, 2019 / 15:42

    He’s like Wiley Coyote — comes back intact and ready again in the next scene. Lighthearted tale of a persistent, slow learner. lol

    Liked by 2 people

  7. deborahsdeliberations Aug 3, 2019 / 17:39

    LOL. My favorite line is “He shouted ‘duck’ but I couldn’t see one”.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Alicia Jamtaas Aug 3, 2019 / 18:12

    Thanks for the early morning smile. I fear he hasn’t much future if he doesn’t figure out how life works.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. aheartforafrica641064503 Aug 3, 2019 / 19:03

    Thanks for putting a huge grin on my face, Keith 🙂


  10. Na'ama Yehuda Aug 4, 2019 / 03:35

    LOL! What a fun little story to read! (less fun to be the one in the – repeated – brine … but still. … ;))

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Nan Falkner Aug 4, 2019 / 19:13

    Your story is my FAVORITE comedy this week! HILARIOUS and BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN! ha ha ha I’m still laughing!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Mike Aug 4, 2019 / 19:14

    My wife and I were reading your story at the same time, and we both busted laughing out loud. My favorite part was the last sentence: “I swam to a little island…..”. It seems like I been there, ha.


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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 5, 2019 / 08:44

      I’m so pleased you both found it amusing! Thank you so much for your lovely comment.


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