Boys In A Boat: Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo. This summer is featuring some photos that have been previously used. This was my 36th Friday Fictioneer story (January 2015).

Photo copyright Georgia Koch

Photo copyright Georgia Koch

Boys in a Boat

Cousins Tom and Jerry sprinted as soon as they saw the boat.

“Just like Venice!” Jerry cried. “A gondola!” Tom shouted.

They had only a moment before their families, gathered for a picnic, caught up to them. Shoving the boat into the canal, they jumped in and pushed away from the dock.

Their timing was perfect.

Cresting the bridge, their families stopped and focused their attention on the boys in full serenade mode in the middle of the canal.

Shaking their heads, everyone continued on, unfazed at the sight of two boys standing in a boat filling with water, sinking.

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To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.