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Some Dare, Some Dare Not – Friday Fictioneers

Good Wednesday morning, my peeps!  Yessiree, today’s hump day is brought to you by Friday Fictioneers!  I know, I know, the name stuck despite many of us writing on Wednesdays.  Think The Piano Guys – there is no mention of the cellist, who, in my opinion, is the bigger piece of the group.  Anyway, I digress!  This week, Rochelle chose this most interesting picture by our Sandra Crook, she, whose stories are always top shelf. If you feel inclined to play along, just click on the blue frog below and add your 100-word story.  Not sure how it works?  Click on Rochelle’s name for the how-to’s!

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Some Dare, Some Dare Not

“Why do you like to walk on that beam, Tina? It’s slimy and gross.”

“It’s not that slimy, Josie. Plus when you go all the way to the end, you feel like you’re at the edge of the world, wild and free.”

“But it’s not safe, Tina.  It scares me to watch you go way out there.”

“Don’t worry so much.  You should try it.”

“God, no…”

Fifteen years later, Josie sat on that very beam, remembering, missing their childhood, missing her sister, gone to the edge of the world on adventures while she had remained home, safe and secure.

145 thoughts on “Some Dare, Some Dare Not – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Q,

    I got to thinking this morning about how you hadn’t done a FF piece this week, and then it hit me to look back. Because as hectic as your schedule is, you never miss one of these. And of course, it was my end. You never showed up on my reader. So a big fat ‘harumph’!

    As for the adventurous spirit of this piece, brava. A mirror bears many reflections, and each look is a different spirited appraisal. Some crave the adventures of faraway places while others prefer to remain centered. I believe it was Herman Melville the author, who never ventured very far from his home town and yet wrote of amazing worlds. It’s all in what we choose.

    Glad I thought to check on FF! 🙂


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  2. I love the piano guys!

    A sweet portrayal of a sisterly moment. Though they grew up in the same home, their personalities developed in opposite directions. Tina longed to be wild and free, Josie wanted safety and security. Maybe that’s why she longed for Tina to return.

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  3. It’s all down to personalities. The adventurers are always the ones who are admired, but if everyone went out and took risks a lot of necessary things would go undone and the world’s resources would be being used up even quicker than they are now. Imagine all the extra plane fuel being used if we all decided to travel the world … I’ll stick with Josie, sitting on the beam, looking out at that lovely view.
    Lovely tale, Dale. A subtle way to show the different natures of the sisters. Great stuff

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  4. I’m late this week, but made it! You have SO many readers it always takes a while to scan down. 🙂 It’s so true: some dare and some do not. I’m not sure which is better. I know what works for me, but I have known folks who never left their small corner of the world and are entirely content and happy. Something tells me you and I live in the same corner. 😉 Nice job, Dale!

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    • Oh Dawn… If you look carefully, it’s mostly Sorryless and me goofing around. Still, it makes the trek to the bottom a long one, I admit!.
      There is nothing wrong with either choice – if it is our choice. And nothing wrong with being a little of both. I’m thinking I’m a lot adventurous with a little comfy in my nook (just not for too long) 😉

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