Welcome Dear Readers to Friday Fictioneers where participants write a 100-word story about the picture below, while at the same time going over Niagara Falls in a barrel with nothing but a laptop, a flashlight and a deep desire to be creative.
Here’s this week’s cool picture taken by Janet Webb over at her blog, This That and The Other Thing:
Harvey and Delores Buy a New Rowboat
“I just love Global Warming, Harvey! I’ve lost ten pounds already on my all-fish diet!”
“You look great, Delores. Love your shoes!”
“Thanks. I got them at Just Galoshes!”
“Oh no! Delores! Our new rowboat’s sprung a leak!”
“What? Where’d you get it? Oh don’t tell me! Al Gore’s Rowboat Palace and Oar Emporium?”
“Please say you got a life-time warranty, Harvey.”
“A two-year, no-leak service plan?”
“A 30-day guarantee?”
“Did you get anything?”
“Just a pat on the back and two-week’s free Internet service.”
“And Al’s personal assurance.”
“You’ll never Tipper!”
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Thank you Rochelle Wisoff-Fields over at Addicted to Purple for faithfully hosting this super-fun challenge each and every week.
And if you haven’t tried your hand at Friday Fictioneers, Dear Readers, I highly recommend it — if you’re a bit squeamish about going over Niagara Falls in a barrel — I’m pretty sure that part’s optional. (But double-check with Rochelle, just to be on the save side, huh?)
Until next time . . . I love you
54 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Harvey and Delores Buy a New Rowboat”
Har, har, har! That was generous of Al to give away two weeks usage on his greatest invention. Bye now. I’m off to Just Galoshes to pick up a new pair of rubbers–boots that is.
See that you do! We wouldn’t want you running around all over town without your galoshes!
What can I say?
I’m laughing again.
Creative conversation there! 🙂
the elegant way of dealing with the topic, chapeau
Thank you Koel!
Hilarious Linda. I’m still laughing.
Ah, I’m so glad you liked it Dawn! 😀
Row row row your Al’s oar boat! Thank goodness you still have your l2 weeks free of Internet. Old Ally did invent it after all. It’s the least he could do.
Next, Tipper needs to come out with a line of tipperware.
Oh I so much want Tipper to come out with a line of Tipperware! Maybe Ill have to write a Tipper post one of these days!
🙂 Good one!
Thanks Sandra! 😀
too funny!! ^^ ^^ ^^
very clever Linda, well done.
Oh thank you Summers. I’m so glad you like it! 😀
I am too distracted by your clever dancing gif of Al the internet inventor/rowboat seller to tell you that this is one of the best and most lunatic posts of yours that I’ve ever read. If I didn’t know better I’d say you and Russell are living together in a double-wide somewhere out there and eating too many funny cookies. But it is. Wow.
Haha! Doug you are too shrewd! How did you guess? Don’t tell me. You saw us when we were featured on that episode of Cops!
So glad you enjoyed this and thank you for your kind words. You’ll have to excuse me now, I think I hear Russell calling for more cookies!
” I’m coming Russell, keep your shirt on!”
You are seriously tetched…and I love it. Ya know what they say, “It’s a long way to Tipper-rary.”
Ah! Your comment is music to a humor writers eyes!
Aha! It is a long way to Tipper-rary– especially since Tipper divorced poor Al. 😀
This is definitely my favorite flash of yours for as far back as I can remember which, with my aged brain, may not be that big of a compliment. 🙂 Al, the used boat salesman is hilarious and Tipper, priceless. You had a flood of good ones here.
LOL! Thanks Janet. You’re brain sounds just like my brain. Only sometimes I’ll write a post and by the end of the day I’ve forgotten what I’ve written about! (Well at least I wrote it down!) 😀
Al makes a good promise ha
Who needs internet in a rowboat??? LOL
Great story as always, Linda
Thanks Moonduster! Oh that Al and his crazy schemes! 😀
Oh my. You’ll never Tipper. That was a joke of Fozzie Bear quality, darling, and I adore Fozzie Bear… WAKA WAKA WAKA
Yes it was definitely Fazzie-esque! I forgot all about waka waka! Ha!
I can just picture them out there in that leaky boat! If Al invented the internet (which I guess is why he can give out those free two-week passes) why can’t he solve global warming? Ron
Yes why can’t Al solve Global Warming? That a really good quesion, Ron! On the other hand, if it ever does get solved, I’m sure Al will step up to take the credit for it! 😀
At that last line, there’s a pish! from when the drumstick hits the cymbal. Fun all the way through your story. Al could use some business tips from Just Galoshes — sounds like they have their business down pat.
Al really could use some business tips, but then that guy seems to always come out on top no matter what he says or does. And I hope someday somebody will come up with some emoticon sound effects. Wouldn’t that be cool? I think the pish should be the first one!
Such fun. Great dialogue. But I don’t follow the Tipper reference.
Well it doesn’t really make sense. I just thought it was fun to put Tipper in there even though Al isn’t married to Tipper anymore. She recently divorced him, I hear.
Wow this was just to wicked.. love this take… and that dancing gif… I have some complaints because I have wine all over my screen now..
LOL!! Well don’t worry Bjorn, I sometimes use wine to clean my computer screen. It works much better than chocolate milk!
Now that was too funny! And the tipper comment, priceless. hahaha! Made me laugh. Good going!
Ah! So glad to hear that Jackie! (I love your name! My daughter’s name is Jackie.)
Jackie is an awesome name. 🙂
It is! I spelled it Jacqueline. And her middle name is Irene.
My mom was going to call me Jacqueline, but decided it might be too hard for a little girl to spell, so she made it Jackie with middle name Lynn. 🙂
Oh that’s pretty! And your mom was right. I remember having trouble remembering how to spell it myself when Jackie was a baby! 😀
Yuk, Yuk, Yuk! Very clever punchline! Something tells me you came up with that, first. Ouí?
Well as soon as the rowboat showed up I knew I was going to have to get Tipper in there somewhere! I’ve always wondered about how Tipper got her nickname. I used to think maybe she liked to party, but now I think maybe she was just into boating. 😀
Helpful hints and horror stories! 🙂
Very funny, Linda. I hope we not swimming around in the muck or rowing around in leaky boats. Good one!
Oh me too! But I think a lot more of us will have beach front property! 😀
I’m afraid that being English, and not in the remotest bit interested in politics, I didn’t understand this. I know it’s meant to be funny, though and you’ve drawn good and funny characters using dialogue. I like the Al Gore gif. Ann
Oh thank you for your kinda words, Ann. I’m not surprised that you don’t know who Al Gore is. He’s a former vice-president of the United States who claimed to have invented the internet and who thinks he discovered Global Warming. He’s very bizarre and a wonderful source of humor for us Americans. 😀
Yes, my head is not so firmly stuck in the stars that I do not know of Al Gore. I’ve seen him on TV once or twice talking about Global Warming (which made sense) but didn’t know about his claims. Life without the bizarre would be … bizarre. 🙂
He is just such a great source of fun, isn’t he?
Belated thanks for that Al Gore animated GIF. It enabled me to get into the Guinness Book. When I saw it, I spit an Onyum 543 feet!! That GIF has been altered, tho– Al hasn’t been that skinny since he was a two-celled organism!! Now he’s so big, when they arrest him for greasy bag littering, they gotta put him in two cells!!
Hope ya won a prize for this ‘un. It went down easy. If you were a waitress, I’d leave you a big Tipper!! : P
Oh Mark. I am so delighted you found your way to the Al Gore Gif! It must be some sort of optical illusion that he looks so skinny. Maybe it’s all that dancing. He’s probably gained it all back by now though from eating his funyuns from his two cells at Alcatraz. Everybody’s worried about the place though since one more Funyun could Tipper in the bay. Which would be a sad ending for our most beloved national hero, Alcatraz.
So good to see you Mr. MacGiggles!! 😀