Friday Fictioneers: Funny How Things Work Out

Hello Dear Reader! It’s Wednesday, which means my brain, Peanuts, thinks it’s Friday. (Shh . . don’t say anything, I’ve found it’s always best to humor Peanuts.)

Anyway, it’s time for Peanuts to write a 100-word story for Friday Fictioneers — a writing challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields over at Addicted to Purple.

There’s a rumor afoot that Rochelle is busy sewing everybody official Friday Fictioneer Uniforms,  and that we will all be receiving them just as soon as she masters  French cuffs.  Could this be true, Rochelle?  I certainly hope so!

Here’s this week’s Friday Fictioneer Picture Prompt:

Linda Vernon Humor Joseph William Standish, the Tree, Friday Fictioneers
Courtesy of anaelephantcant

Funny How Things Work Out

William Joseph Standish hated being a tree because in his heart, he was a writer.  After all, wasn’t he made out of wood –which turns into paper?  Didn’t he have time to think?  Wouldn’t a byline with his name be fabulous?  But alas he had no pen.

One day someone leaned a bike against his trunk.  Screw writing! He would become a world-renowned Tour d France bicyclist!  It would be stupendous, it would be marvelous, it would be . . . well, he couldn’t think of anything else it would be.

Just as well he decided not to be a writer.

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Until next time . . . I love you

76 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Funny How Things Work Out

  1. I think a tree
    might dream to be
    a creature living in the sea
    a busy little honey bee
    an eagle flying high and free
    screaming to the wind with awesome glee
    but of all the dreams a tree can see
    of all the things he could dream to be
    he most longs to become like you and me…

  2. lol ^^ fun story.. and it’s too bad coz William Joseph Standish would look awesome on a book cover.. sounds very writer-ish 🙂

  3. I hope Mr. Standish refrains from taking steroids or he might become a Red Wood Tree instead of a cyclist.

  4. Dear Linda,

    Okay so he’s given up on the idea of being a writer. I’d like to know how he’s going to get on that bicycle. I’m stumped. Entertaining story.



  5. In short, don’t quit your day job, Bill. You’re giving oxygen in the day time to us. Keep breathing. Cute story, Linda.

  6. With a name like that the tree could do anything! Well except maybe write, or ride a bike. But hey anything else is a go! 🙂

  7. Here in the Ozarks we’d just call him Billy Joe, or maybe Billy Joe Bob. I’m sure he’s from the same family tree as Perry’s friend.

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