A wave of words …

for Friday Fictioneers which is hosted as always by Rochelle.




boat-pic-from-brenda-coxAll I had to do was row-row-row the boat and tow-tow-tow the floating bar around the bay for an hour. Easy!

After thirty minutes I found myself in the middle of the ocean, my merry drinkers suffering severe seasickness.

I asked an octopus for directions back to the bay. He pointed eight ways – a lot of help he was!Β 

Suddenly a merman appeared, a cross between Superman and a shark. With a thump of his chest and a flip of his tail, he started dragging us shoreward!

I was never asked to row-row-row the boat and tow-tow-tow the floating bar again!




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57 thoughts on “A wave of words …

  1. Suzette Benjamin Apr 26, 2023 / 14:46

    Well, the poor octopus was hoping that you could count on him/her helping hands.
    Great moral to the story.

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  2. James McEwan Apr 26, 2023 / 14:56

    Looks like your job has been taken over by the Merman. I would have a word with the Union about being provided the correct equipment and training for the job. Failing that, hop into the bar and enjoy life.

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  3. Patricia Apr 26, 2023 / 19:12

    Good thing there was a merman available to save you and your seasick passengers. I hope the boat wasn’t too much of a mess when it made it back to the dock.

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  4. athling2001 Apr 26, 2023 / 20:51

    I’m sure the drinkers will never believe a merman pulled them to shore. Well done.

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  5. Christine Goodnough Apr 26, 2023 / 21:56

    Nice take on the prompt! However, I’d refuse to be towed anywhere by a half a shark. Or a half-shark? Whatever… Don’t trust them 100%.

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  6. Dawn M. Miller Apr 27, 2023 / 00:41

    “I asked an octopus for directions back to the bay. He pointed eight ways…”
    My favorite.

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  7. plaridel Apr 27, 2023 / 07:35

    this is really funny. it made me laugh so hard i nearly fell off my chair. well done. πŸ™‚

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  8. The Sicilian Storyteller Apr 27, 2023 / 12:42

    And a lucky thing it was for you! I empathize with the people on board; all I have to do is look at a boat and I get seasick … problematic since we own a boat! I’ll sunbathe and swim while at dock or just a little out to sea but that’s it. Bill takes the grands out fishing. They’re happy and so am I!

    Very funny writing, Keith! πŸ™

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 27, 2023 / 17:19

      Thanks, Nancy. That’s such a shame, but at least you get pleasure from seeing others enjoying themselves!

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  9. granonine Apr 27, 2023 / 15:31

    Great fun, Keith. Sounds to me as if you were a bit tipsy yourself πŸ™‚


  10. elmowrites Apr 27, 2023 / 17:41

    Thank goodness for helpful fishfolk. I think this guy better find alternative employment in future though.

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  11. susanrouchard Apr 28, 2023 / 08:55

    lovely Keith . Glad someone took notice of the tow driver. laughed at your merman, cross between Superman and a shark , wonder how that would work out.

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  12. poetisatinta Apr 28, 2023 / 12:17

    Haha a fun tale Keith and three cheers for the Merman πŸ§œπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ Hip hip Hurrah πŸ™Œ

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  13. rochellewisoff Apr 28, 2023 / 15:36

    Dear Keith,

    I fear that’s a story no one will believe. I love the octopus pointing in 8 different directions. Fun as always. πŸ˜€



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  14. msjadeli Apr 28, 2023 / 18:56

    Keith, one of your funniest yet. Thank goodness the superman shark was a good samaritin (sp?) instead of hungry.

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  15. Liam Apr 28, 2023 / 19:21

    With all the surreal visions, I think there was something stronger than alcohol on that boat.

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