SAILING… a Drabble for FriFic

A telephone rings…

“Hi, Cheryl. Want to go sailing?”

“Are you crazy! You know I get seasick, Ethel. Who did you snooker into taking you out on the lake?”

“Not sailing sailing, silly, garage sailing.”

“What the hell is ‘garage sailing’?

“It’s when you go to garage sales looking for cool stuff.”

“Oh, right. Remember your antique-vase-phase? The last thing I want to do is follow you around while you search through other people’s worthless crap looking for something you can’t do without.”

“Well, I thought it would be fun. Hey, remember the vase I got you?”

“Okay, I did need that one.”

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Thanks to Sarah Ann Hall for lending this photo of her antique-vase-phase to Friday Fictioneers for this week’s prompt.

15 responses

  1. I’ll stick to the traditional form of sailing thanks!

  2. Ha… I love your pair, and just maybe there is something that will be priceless among those vases….

  3. Connie calls is “junking.” But then she’s a junkaholic.

  4. Cheryl seems a bit cranky. She’s lucky to have such a nice friend :()

  5. Ha ha… a great afternoon outing

  6. Dear Ted

    Do you think Cheryl and Ethel would like a third? One of my favorite pastimes is foraging through other people’s trash. Good one.



  7. I like garage sales, boot sales too! Does that make me sad? Nice one.

    Click to read my FriFic!

  8. An intriguing take on the prompt. No doubt garage sailing will soon be a worldwide phenomenon!

  9. It’s always fun to see what people are giving up at garage sales. I rarely buy but enjoy seeing what was once a treasure to someone else. Nice dialog between the two friends. Sometimes, honesty can sound harsh but truth is better than lies. Nice interpretation of the photo prompt.
    Isadora 😎

  10. Ha! A good laugh. Sometimes you just can’t beat time with a friend, no matter what comes of it! Ugly vases and all.

  11. One day Ethel with find a gem and Cheryl will be truly miffed. I think Cheryl should tag along, she never knows what she might find. And I imagine she’ll have lots to say about other people’s stuff. 🙂

  12. Ha ha – that was a lovely, lighthearted story.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  13. One man’s trash…
    Sweet… Love these two…

  14. I’ bet they go anyway. These two can’t get enough of each other!
    Fun story.

  15. Lots of smiles from the girls!

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