Friday Fictioneers – 6 April…

I’ve found another weekly writing challenge (yay).  Rochelle invites us to write a flash fiction piece of 100 words or less based on the photo prompt:

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Here is my attempt to this weeks challenge:

Breaking Records

“What you fooling around at?”

“Practicing for a new world record.”

“Not another one.”

“Ever heard of the gyroscopic effect?”

“Urrmm, No.”

“Well, I have. We learnt about it in school. It’s pretty cool, dad. I want to beat that guy, you know, David Spathaky?”

“Never heard of him.”

“He’s the one I gotta beat. He managed like a 108. He had an assistant too. Hey, maybe you could be mine?”

Chuckling he snorted, “you don’t stand a hope in hell.  You ain’t no circus act. Get back to washing them dishes son. Plate spinning is for fools.”

51 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – 6 April…

  1. Hi Swerve welcome to The FF Crew. Unique take on the prompt. Fun dynamic between father and son despite his reticent encouragement. Guess he’s not seen too many records broken – there’s always hope though, flowing from that E word.

    Hope this comment reads as encouraging- which is what I am trying to do…

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  2. Welcome tintins-I am pretty new to FF myself. And I love it! I enjoyed your story very much and got both the dad’s and the son’s angles. I was also delightfully reminded of “turns” who used to come on stage for a very few minutes with plates and poles back in the days when television variety was top of the bill.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Jilly. I do love these weekly challenges that I am coming across and enjoy taking part. I’m looking forward to reading all the flash fictions and getting to know you all.

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  3. Dear tintins,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. I hope you enjoy the exchange with our friendly global community. I think Junior needs to find another avenue to pursue. Not much of a future in spinning plates. 😉



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  4. Hi, Tintins,
    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers!
    I like the way you’ve drawn the relationship between father and son. Dad is trying to keep the youngster grounded, but he’s very good-natured in how he does it. You can tell he understands that a boy has to dream if he’s ever to succeed.

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  5. gahlearner

    That sure is a unique way to wiggle out of a chore… What a fun story, I’m sure Junior won’t be discouraged so easily. Next time he uses his dad’s valuable vinyl disk collection.
    Welcome to the FF from me, too. 🙂

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