Welcome Dear Readers and Friday Fictioneers! Well tomorrow’s Thanksgiving and what better way to prepare a huge feast for a house full of turkey gobblers than to write a 100-word appetizer.
Here’s the picture Rochelle over at Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple has provided for this week’s Firday Fictioneer shenanigans.
Life on the End of a Styrofoam Cup
Captain Crimony steers the ferryboat with his boot and expertly sips his Irish coffee through a Styrofoam cup he holds between his teeth and plays solitaire.
Thus, Captain Crimony plows through the murky waters of Puget Sound like a willful child plows through a slab of wet cement, day in and day out.
One day, Captain Crimony hits an oil tanker.
Now, Captain Crimony sits on his couch, and expertly sips his Irish coffee in a Styrofoam cup he holds between his teeth, and plays solitaire.
Thus, he awaits his disability checks, day in and day out.
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Until next time . . . I love you
32 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Life at the End of a Styrofoam Cup”
Oh Captain Crimony! If only you would have been drinking from a recycled paper cup, you’d probably hit an Eco friendly island full of cute, biodegradable natives instead of that oil rig.
Ahahahah!!! I think you just wrote part II of this story!
At least Captain Crimony has something to look forward to from the mailman other than bills.
Haha! So true Ronnie. I love your positive attitude and so does Captain Crimony! 😀
It will also work as turkey stuffing – Thanksgiving is saved.
This little story, I mean.
I did use syrafoam balls in the turkey this year. I found the dressing not to be quite as dry as it usually is! 😀
You’re right! Oh Borgia! I love how you’re always thinking and always making things just a little bit better than when you found them. 😀
haha love a man who can multitask. and Captain Crimony does it so well 🙂
So true, KZ! He should give multi-tasking seminars! 😀
I found all that rather sad Linda, especially as his disability payment can’t afford him a proper cup.
I agree! Captain Crimony is kind of sad and when I saw the picture, it reminded me of when I lived in Seattle. Six of the worst years of my life because it rained almost everyday the whole time. Seattle is such a depressing dismal place, (Pretty when the sun comes out though — for about ten minutes each month).
I loved the parallels with this — I wonder if you could turn this tale into a quasi-palindrome — not with letters or even words, but with sentences. It would end the same as it begins.
Great job as usual.
Oh I love that idea Helena! I’m going to think about that. 😀
Love how you took this… did the captain by any chance got a job in Italy?
Haha! I think so Bjorn. 😀
Well, I don’t sip Irish Whiskey and I don’t care for solitaire, but the disability checks do come in handy!
Sooner or later, the good captains are sorted from the bad. Loved your story. There should be a steeper penalty for such crimes.
Thanks Doug. I’m glad you liked it. Some jobs are just too easy to get and too hard to lose.
I’m amazed I’ve got this far into reading the linkz without even an oblique reference to the infamous Concordia captain. Great title, well-constructed with the repetition, and a great story.
Oh thank you so much, Sandra! 😀
What a life.
I know huh. Some people can get away with anything. 😀
Either way Captain Crimony gets to sip his Irish coffee and play solitaire. What an operator. Love the repetitive construction. Quite effective.
Happy Thanksgiving and Shalom,
Thank you Rochelle. I hope you had a marvelous Thanksgiving. I actually woke up thinking about your heart rate this morning! I hope you tongue feels better! 😀
I find it curious to be able to live a life unaffected by change.
I know, huh? I doubt anything will get Captain Crimony out of his rut! 😀
Good one… love the description so sipping the Irish Coffee.
Thank you Ted! 😀
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great story too 😉
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hahaha its Saturday! I am Early!!! (right? I mean your bday is tomorrow… right?) HA i just realized it is Saturday.. better early then fallling asleep in the 11th hour and missing the entire thing! I am EARLY for your bday – this is huge! Love you ..I get to say it again tomorrow.. lol ♥