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Hide ‘n Seek – Friday Fictioneers

Good Wednesday morning, my peeps! It is Friday Fictioneers time! Yessiree… Rochelle chose this wonderful picture by Fatima Fakier Deria this week. So many possibilities, don’t you think? You do? Then do, by all means, join in the fun and let us read it!

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Hide ‘N Seek

Simon and Jeffrey loved playing hide ‘n seek along the waterways. They delineated certain blocks, making sure they stayed within, otherwise they’d never find each other! So much fun, especially on delivery days. So many crates to hide in or behind. They played almost every weekend when the weather permitted.

It was Simon’s turn to count. “…97, 98, 99, 100. Ready or not, here I come!”

He ran between crates, laughing, “I’ll find you, Jeffrey!”

Suddenly Simon was scooped up and thrown into a box on a boat. The wind knocked out of him, he thought he heard a muffled sound behind him.

“Jeffrey?…”

131 thoughts on “Hide ‘n Seek – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Uh-oh, that game turned dark very quickly! My guess is foul play — that they’ve been kidnapped. But, to what purpose? So many ideas about what could be going on, but my hope is that they’ve started on an adventure.

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  2. Q,

    I’m going to say Simon and Jeffrey were sold into child slavery and never seen again. But that’s just cheery old me talking . . . πŸ˜‰

    I love an ending you never see coming. The boys . . not so much. But it’s what I love to call artistic license. Sorry boys . . .

    Peaceless in crates

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  3. Well now, I did think, if these were kids, which playing hide and seek they probably were, they could be toying with danger in that environment. Thank you, for at least hinting that I could be right. Poor kids. Pity the parents. Feel for their worries. Oh dear, I’m completing what you started, perhaps in innocence, with a far-from-innocent story. Drats to my dark mind.

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  4. Oh Gosh … my emotional self says a tragic kidnapping. My sensible self wants to believe it’s a game. Intruguing story with suspense for the reader to decide which way it should go. Well written, Dale. I love where you went with the prompt photo.
    Izzy 😎

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  5. I’m feeling optimistic, so I think one of the boatmen got fed up with the boys messing about on his barge. He’ll keep them in the crates for a couple of blocks then pop the crates on a wharf. As the lids are only held down by a full crate on top, the boys will soon be free!

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  6. Hey, am I the only one who thinks they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time and were accidentally dispatched? I’m simply concerned about where they’re going and how they’re going to get home. Very well done, Dale.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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  7. Oh that’s horrible. Those kids were having such fun, and now one or both is kidnapped. Very well done – I’m sitting her frowning and wanting a follow-up to let me know they’re safe!

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