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More Than Play – Friday Fictioneers

Wednesday is here as is Friday Fictioneers.  Rochelle is working on her third book in her fabulous trilogy – I cannot wait!  So, our hostess is on summer hiatus and is sharing beloved past posts.  However, for me, they are all new!  Thanks to Douglas M. MacIlroy for this fun photo.  If you would like to give your interpretation, please click here for the hows and whats.  Just want to read others?  Click on ze Bleu Frogue.

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Copyright Douglas M. MacIlroy

Genre:  Fiction

Word count:  100

More Than Play

There she was, Julie Cousteau, discoverer of all things ocean.  The best of the best.  For hours she’d live in her underwater world; learning, sharing her discoveries, one with the ocean.  She felt so at home there.  Why was that?

Her reverie was broken by a rap on her head, followed by a snarky: “What’re you doing, Dingbat?”

“I’m not a dingbat, I’m a great oceanographer”, she retorted.

“Mooooom!  Julie’s wearing that stupid helmet again!”

“Leave her alone, Ben. She’s not playing. She’s planning her future.”

“Pfft!  Girls can’t do that!”

“Oh? Now where did that foolish notion come from?”


57 thoughts on “More Than Play – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Reminds me of my days as a kid when I’d (pretend) play guitar in the mirror and I was on a concert date. Then, Mom would come in and the concert was over/interrupted/ruined. Oh well … that’s showbiz.

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  2. Nip that sexism in the bud, I say. Well written/said, Dale 🙂
    Now what did I want to be? A weatherman, as there weren’t such things as weathergirls on TV in those days! Also, an astronaut, a geologist, and an explorer. I also wanted to marry David Attenborough when I grew up.

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  3. I never tried to discourage my children from doing what they wanted. I think many of us now understand we shouldn’t. I can look back and see why my children chose the professions they did. They fit them perfectly. My son is a law librarian and my daughter an actor. Good story, Dale, and well written. 🙂 — Suzanne

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