Every Wednesday Roughskin Wisoff-Fields posts a picture prompt to challenge writers to create a 100-word story or poem or anything that works for you. After you post your work on your blog, go back to her site and add a link to your post on her Friday Fictioneers post. Place. Page.
I’m going to try to keep up with this, as should you. Give it a shot. I prefer to stick to 100 words, but she doesn’t mind either way. Not everyone has the time to sit and write, revise, edit, revise, edit, etc. until getting it down to 100 and telling everything you want to tell.
Lunchtime in Florida
“Lookit the chest on the blue one!”
“Red bikini got perfect legs.”
“Legs are okay, but I love a big rack. Watch ‘em bounce when she runs to the water. Nature’s built-in buoys.”
“You got issues. Think about where those legs go. That soft, round, fleshy-”
“You’re into butts? I thought you meant something else.”
“Wanna get that soft spot. Can’t wait to taste me some juicy-”
“Shhh. Calm down. She’s coming.”
“Me calm down?”
“Dude, you’re scaring them. You come on too strong.”
“Relax. It’s SpringBreak. They’re everywhere. And I’m hungry.”
Two sharks lurked beyond the breakers…
149 thoughts on “#fridayfictioneers via rochelle – 1/25”
Had me laughing.
thanks for reading and laughing. was it clear that it was the sharks who were talking?
I was seeing a couple of frat boys myself, but at the end, I did switch over to sharks.
yup. that’s how it was intended. first the frats, then the sharks,which are really interchangeable.
This is really funny! I thought it was really naughty at first, but it’s hilarious.
thanks very much. i had more “specific” body parts at first, but i calmed it down.
I have a strong feeling sharks are not the only lurkers, lookers, lusters, and that this is written from long personal experience. Ron
i’m on the honorary national shark registry.
I did not see that one coming and boy did it shift the emotion. Good job!! Now to get my attention off the movie “Jaws” lol.
jaws is probably my second favorite movie, so my attention will stay there. thanks for reading.
Whoa, haha! I was waiting for the end, I knew you wouldn’t write about a bunch of kids
I wrote about both. Kids are sharks. Well, guys are sharks. Mostly.
what stops you from participating in this?
the 100 word thing?
hmm, I guess I should try it sometime
oops didn’t get sent did it?
Girls can be sharks too. Louder, more annoying sharks drinking cosmos.
love that type.
I bet you do
glasses are a bonus
oh but these women you speak of, the ones with glasses, are not sharks that sit with other sharks sipping cosmos
what kind are the kind with glasses?
the kind that would rather fantasize about strange men on the internet
hey, who you calling strange? 😉
strange as in unfamiliar, not the other strange 🙂
oooh. my bad. sign me up then.
We took similar inspiration this week, but you went for ‘comic’. At the beginning I though you’d gone for a slant that I was playing around with yesterday afternoon. Mine started in a similar fashion with two guys watching the girls and saying “When God was giving out bosoms, she must have misheard him and got in the line for zits”…. . But I couldn’t get it any further than that. 😦 Nice one Rich, made me grin. Thank you.
thanks to you for reading and having such a detailed comment.
I knew there had to be a twist, but even knowing that, I was surprised at the ending!!! Very well done, Rich.
thanks very much, miss.
Rich, I think everybody will agree this is hilarious. Playful, anthropomorphic, and a little racy. That it’s 100 words and so good, it’s hard to believe.
that’s a big compliment. i’m willing to accept it. thanks!
Excellent, my friend. Did my boobs post provide any inspiration? I thought frat boys in the beginning and then reread to see the sharks! You had me.
i had you at “round, juicy” or “nature’s built-in buoys”?
“built-in buoys” but “soft, round, fleshy” that threw me….that’s the shark talking I would say…Yes?
both. sharks and boys.
You can take the man out of Jersey but not the Jersey Shore out of the man…Funny story.
yup. you can send him to florida, but he still has a jersey heart. not always a good thing, but it’s still in there anyway.
So was not expecting that… had a great laugh. Well done.
thanks very much for reading.
Ha ha … at first I thought it was a conversation between us at the beach.
That easily could have been up at the beach or even just watching the news.
That whole piece was so you, Rich. As for glasses (in the comment section), as Bill told our older daughter when she was wearing glasses, “Men make passes at girls who wear glasses.” True or not, it made her feel better.
For something to be called “so you” means 2 things. You read very carefully, and my writing has been gaining “a voice.”
Well about the glasses in the comment section. Oh yeah men make passes at girls in glasses. We are a sexy bunch we are. 🙂
Now for the story, I really enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure at first if it was just boys talking. Then I read the last and laughed. Now that was good.
Thanks very much for reading.
Note to self: other people read the comments, not just me and the individual I was flirting with.
What you haven’t figured that out yet??? Are you slow!
Hahaha… I love it. Truth be told many (young) men are mighty sharks…
This is brilliant
Thanks very much. I’m still not sure which I wrote about, sharks or young men.
Hahaha, love the twist!! Crazy sharks…. spring break must be an all-you-can-eat buffet for them. Great story 🙂
I would like to think that the buffet is equally good for women. Is it?
This is hilarious! Who knew sharks were as pervy as drunken frat boys on spring break? So Bruce was a perv and not a maniacal killer…great job!
Hilarious? That’s a big compliment. Please come back often and feel free to say that again.
I laughed out loud despite the fact I had been warned there would be a shark connection. Thumbs up.
Thanks very much. The only thing I usually get “out loud” are curses. What tipped you off about the shark?
Your own comment on another shark story
I guess sharks don’t like human male meat? I donno, some of them seem awfully plump.
Any interest in writing the piece with female sharks looking at males on the beach?
why female sharks? It’s not like they want to have sexy times with us, just dinner 😉
depends on what kind of shark. 😉
Hehe.. Now that was totally unexpected.. Sharks talk and how! 🙂 Very unique and creative.
thanks very much.
Outrageous! I loved the twist at the end – I’m guessing you really enjoyed writing this one 🙂
yeah, i kinda did. thanks.
Comic porn. I get it. At first I thought it was college porn ( you know like corn porn) and then when I learned it was the sharks talking I was a little embarrassed I thought it was porn. But THEN I read the exchange between you and MissFourEyes and am back to corn porn. 😉
i’m glad you had fun. feel free to come back for more.
second note to self: others can see comments. sonofabitch!
Very funny. I was imaging my son & his friends at the shore this Summer…yes, they have been known to be sharklike at times.
me too. i’d be leading the pack. probably. maybe. thanks for reading.
Love it, Rich! Sharks!!! All I could think of as I read this was, Rochelle’s going to have a fit, because there was no Genre tag to warn sensitive eyes.
i told her that i don’t want to put a genré tag because it might give away something that i’m saving for a surprise. but thanks for reading and loving it.
Genre shmenre…I gave up on that one.
i appreciate the idea, but i don’t want to do it because i might write something that starts out horror but is actually comic, or the other way around, and i didn’t want to give anything away.
I think we are over the ‘genré tag’ thing… unless something is really going to be offensive to some, maybe it would be polite to do. Nothing wrong with working the imagination a little.
nothing wrong at all. it’s a nice idea, more info, but what if someone hates science fiction and sees a sci fi tag? maybe they won’t read it. just thinking out loud.
You are exactly right.
unexpected ending indeed..
thanks. and thanks for reading.
Ha Ha. I am a fan of the Jaws movies and books by Peter Benchley, isn’t it? We have some of the original books. Those sounded like a couple of hungry great whites. Have you ever seen, “The Deep”? That was very good too.
i saw the deep, but i barely remember it other than jacqueline bisset in a wet t-shirt.
yes, I’m sure. She did draw the attention with that scene. 🙂 I forgot the name of the other leading character, who also played in, “Rich Man, Poor Man”, the blond, Nordic guy. Anyway, it was a suspenseful movie. When we first saw the first Jaws movie, husband and I and our oldest girl were down in Miami, Fla. on vacation visiting his parents and we went to see it then (without her, of course since she would never have gone into the water after that, and she learned how to swim too, on the gulf side of Florida while we visited there too). Anyway, it seemed all the more real watching it in Miami as we went to the beaches every day almost when down there.
if you’re ever in florida again near the ocean, try to get up high in a hotel and look down at the water. you’ll be surprised how many sharks you might see.
I have no doubt about that. My brother once went deep-sea fishing on an overnight fishing cruise boat and was so disappointed that he could not catch any big fish that swam in those waters. Maybe they were all eaten up by the sharks in those waters. 🙂 He was able to get a nice large halibut though once up in the northwest coastal waters of Alaska near Juneau, and had it cut and processed so we could all enjoy some of it. It sure was good. I love fish, all kinds and all types (so far). Squid is not bad, but have not yet tasted Sushi. My daughter has and really liked it.
hahaha i almost wanted to slap the two men… then found out they’re sharks.lol great twist, absolutely funny ^^
thanks, but you can go ahead and slap them anyway if you want. i hear that chases them away.
yes..after i lose my arm ^^
don’t they grow back?
haha ^^ though i’m curious, i really have no intention of testing that theory
it works for crabs, so i just figured…
Well, that was quite a twist. I’m picturing the sharks from Finding Nemo… except that they were vegetarians.
yeah, until dory got cut on something. “INTERVENTION!”
Hah! I loved the twist. A good one Rich.
thanks very much
Beautiful comic from a shark’s perspective. Nice one!
BTW, your installments or series are a good read. Read most of them on my phone and mostly got issues with comment from that medium. 🙂
thanks. sorry i didn’t find this until today.
Still laughing at your sharks. funny. Thanks for commenting on mine.
nothing to thank me for. thanks for reading.
Lots of great double-entendre here, and a good chuckle as well. Boys will be boys regardless of species. 😉
Here’s mine: http://unexpectedpaths.com/friday-fictioneers/and-when-we-go-back-to-the-sea/
thanks for reading. i’m about halfway through the list.
Man, I loved the stop/start hush hush that was going on… I was thinking “geez that’s what I’d say!” but… I guess I’m not a shark then, am I? Rock on, I liked this… Funny as hell.
thanks. as for sharks, i have a membership card. thanks for reading.
Hmm. Might have to see about getting a fin installed and membership dues…lol
i’ll tell them to start a website.
Why does this little story of yours not surprise me. 😉 Very funny take on my photo. Very funny indeed.
thanks, and thanks for the photo.
Sometimes even a silly blonde can capture a perfect moment…
I laughed. Great characterisation of two stud.. sorry, living, breathing stereotypes. They’re everywhere, you know! Ann
they are everywhere. no questions. thanks for reading.
Love, Love, Love the shark twist.
thanks very much.
Great misdirection; very clever, Rich! Big smile here.
thanks very much.
Hahah – that’s a great one! I love the shark twist. I started wondering what was going on when he said wanna get that soft spot, but then it all makes sense whether they’re hungry sharks or hungry boys during spring break. Thanks for the laugh!
thanks for reading. as for sharks or boys, i’m still not sure which i wrote about.
I started laughing at roughskin, and laughed the whole way through.
i tried to find a breed of shark that started with an R, and all i could find was roughskin, which is more of a nickname for a certain breed. thanks for reading.
‘Surprise Ending’ taken to the highest (or lowest) level!!! Whichever direction you want to see it, you did a great job of getting there. And you’re right about sharks and frats being synonymous.
thanks very much, and for reading.
Brilliant! Loved the twist with it turning out to be the sharks and not a couple of frat boys. You’re really too clever for your own good, Mr Rich.
i’m still not sure if it was about frat boys or sharks. it could be both, from start to finish. thanks for reading.
Rather a good chuckle on that one..’The’ two sharks..
Is funny every reading!
feel free to read it again and again. thanks.
Hilarious! Love the dialogue
thanks very much.
either I’m that naive or you’re that good. I never saw it coming, but had the best laugh.
or both. thanks for reading.
Ha ha ha … This really has me laughing!
very glad to have helped. thanks.
Too cute. No clue what that was about until the end.
i’m still not sure, but thanks for reading.
I must have a clean mind. Totally knew they were sharks. 😉
i’m glad you knew. i didn’t, and i wrote it.
Sharks could be hungry lots of different ways and these two could be fish or foul. Great parallel!
thanks very much. parallel was my goal. and i’m still not sure who “got” the girls – sharks or frat boys.
Really well done!!
thanks very much.
So…did the sharks get religion or did the nubile lovelies literally come for dinner? My sympathies are with the girls–that’s an awfully messy way to go. As for reading the comments and replies–wouldn’t miss them–they’re at least as interesting as the posts, and sometimes more so.
thanks very much for reading. and yeah, the comments can get – interesting.
So many bad puns and comebacks in mind, but the twist from mysoginist to shark was effective. Now that you mention it, they are somewhat similar, biologically….
i’m not sure if i ever shifted. it really could be either i suppose. thanks for reading.
Nice bait and switch, Rich. I wish the reveal could have been move subtle, but with 100 words and so much for these guys to say, I can definitely see why you did it this way
Yeah, I know exactly what you mean about subtle. Thanks for reading.
Okay, Rich, you got me good!
i say, fun times. :p
I agree. 😉