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FF – A Disappointing Day Out

Here is my not really a story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Dale Rogerson.

Any resemblance to any persons alive or dead is quite possible 🙂

Copyright Dale Rogerson


“Well, this is disappointing,” grumbled Dail. “What did the advert say?”

“Hmm,” replied Rocheel, “’Biggest falls in Canada, terrifying rapids’.”

“What? A trickle of water, plummeting six inches to the pool below?”

“Well, I’m going for it. If one can, one must!” misquoted Rocheel, donning her life preserver and jumping in, to be instantly submerged to her ankles in the ‘terrifying rapids’.

Following her friend, Dail jumped in her canoe, only to be immediately grounded on an inconvenient pebble.

“Huh,” she said. “Rubbish. Well, best take a photo. Maybe a Friday Fictioneer can make a story out of this whole debacle…”


  1. November 21, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    …and they sure did!


  2. November 21, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    They persisted, I’ll give them that.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. November 21, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    A hilarious story! I LOLed! 😀


  4. November 21, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Ha ha – absolutely loved this! What a great take on the photo prompt. Thank you for making me laugh.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


    • November 22, 2018 at 7:23 am

      It’s the story… of the photo… 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!


  5. November 21, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    Such a fun story, terrific take and lots of gems like “Rocheel” in her life preserver, up to her ankles and “Dail” beaching her canoe on a pebble 🙂 🙂 :).


    • November 22, 2018 at 7:28 am

      I’m glad you liked it! I had to cut quite a bit out but managed to save most of it 🙂


  6. November 21, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    You can be sure, Ali, that your name will be mentioned in a couple of upcoming FF stories…

    I wonder if Dale took this photo at the “Twelve-Foot Falls” DH + I drove half an hour through a pine forest in northern Wisconsin to see. We concluded the “twelve feet” referred to slope length rather than height.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 22, 2018 at 7:29 am

      Eek 🙂
      We have something similar here. The name of the place implied a magnificent sight but I don’t think I ever saw any sort of waterfall.


  7. November 21, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Hilarious, I hope they see the funny side. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. November 22, 2018 at 1:02 am

    You have immortalized Rochelle and Dale!

    Good story. Have an excellent rest of the week.


  9. November 22, 2018 at 3:06 am

    I can’t even comment, I’m laughing too hard…
    This was brilliant. I wonder who you based your story on… 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  10. November 22, 2018 at 4:47 am

    i hope the protagonists whoever they are wouldn’t this story so seriously. 🙂


  11. November 22, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Ha ha ha, they were intrepid adventurers indeed. Indiana Jones, watch out, our Batgirl and Rvheen…I mean Robin, are on their way 🙂


    • November 22, 2018 at 7:41 am

      It takes a lot of guts to brave the “terrifying rapids” 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  12. November 22, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Cute story. At least they persevered and made the best of the situation.


    • November 22, 2018 at 7:42 am

      Yes, after coming all that way it would have been a shame to have just given up.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Abhijit Ray
    November 22, 2018 at 7:20 am

    May be they missed “terrifying shallow” rapids. But they are having fun nevertheless. Why complain.


    • November 22, 2018 at 7:45 am

      Yes, their guide book must have had a smudge over the word “shallow”. Much fun was had!


  14. November 22, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Great take on the prompt – love it!


    • November 22, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!


  15. November 22, 2018 at 11:30 am

    This is why Brobdingnaglians should never go on vacation in Lilliput…


  16. November 22, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Glad I’d set my coffee down. This one’s a snort and spew one for sure. So glad you changed the names so no one would know who you really meant. Too funny! I’m up to my ankles in laughter.



    Liked by 2 people

    • November 22, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Dear Rocheel,
      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂 I always worry a bit when my story points towards real people but you guys seem like good sports 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  17. November 22, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    I could picture the scene – too funny for words.


  18. November 23, 2018 at 7:29 am

    There is a bit of familiarity there but who can be sure. 😀 — Suzanne


  19. November 23, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Very funny take on the photo- I could just hear Dail & Rocheel grumbling. Made me laugh, nicely done


    • November 23, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks! They would have made quite a picture with their canoe and life preserver 🙂


  20. November 24, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Great last line, a Friday Fictioneer can make a story out of anything


  21. November 24, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Well, they’re game. But I never doubted that.


  22. November 24, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Hilarious! No one we know, huh? Happy weekend to you! 🙂


    • November 25, 2018 at 6:50 am

      That’s correct. All totally made up 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. November 25, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I’m pondering on those names, they sound vaguely familiar… but for sure there is always a story even if you’re stranded


    • November 26, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      They do sound like someone…


  24. November 25, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Love the (disguised) name. You made me laugh, so thanks 🙂


  25. November 26, 2018 at 6:47 am

    … and we did, despite the ‘dissapointing’ photo!


    • November 26, 2018 at 12:54 pm

      A multitude of great stories!


  26. November 26, 2018 at 6:48 am

    disappointing!! shouldn’t try using my computer before my first cuppa!


  27. November 27, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Hahaha … brilliant! The names seem familiar for some reason. 😉


  28. November 27, 2018 at 11:11 am

    I’ve got the biggest grin on my face right now!


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