“Oh my God what just happened!!!”
“I don’t know, are you all right, you’re bleeding.”
“I am? I think so, what is this thing in our car?”
“The top of a power pole?”
“Oh my God, we’re going to get electricuted!”
“Don’t move, stay still, help will come.”
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Hélène Vaillant at WILLOW POETRY has a photo prompt that jump started this story.
This is my first time here at What Do You See. When I saw this fabulous prompt I thought of something that happened south of Seattle, near the Museum of Flight yesterday, as a massive storm descended on the area. (This is not Ethel & Cheryl speaking for a change)
SEATTLE’S KOMO NEWS… Tukwila, Wash. — Two people nearly died after a massive power pole impaled their windshield in a chain reaction that brought down one pole after another. First responders called it a miracle that the people survived the massive power pole crashing on top of their car as they frantically worked to get them out alive. The pole that toppled onto the car still had live wires, posing a challenge for rescuers. Both were taken to a local hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.
A WHALE TALE… A Drabble for FriFic
Somewhere in Chicago a telephone rings…
“Hi Cheryl, it’s Ethel!”
“What’s up now, Ethel?”
“Pack your bags we’re going whale watching in Friday Harbor! I got a cheap flight to Seattle, and a boat’s going to take us up to the San Juan Islands to see whales.”
“Ethel, why on earth would I want to see whales?”
“You said you liked Moby Dick?.”
“Moby Dick is a book about a whale. I said I liked the book.”
“Oh… I thought it would be fun.”
“Well I think it sounds like a lot of fun. Besides we haven’t gone anywhere in a long time. I’ll start packing.”
I’m afraid to say that I haven’t written a story for TedBook since last February… life has a way of getting in the way. My friends in FridayFictioneers will be shocked, because, here’s a story… The Girls are Back! Each week I faithfully look at the photo prompt Rochelle puts up, and this week I couldn’t pass… also finally having the time to write something helps. Glad to be back. Thanks to C.E.Ayr for this week’s photo, and to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting such a diversified group of writers each week… to read this week’s crop of stories … FriFicWriters
For those of you that don’t know, I live in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington state. The west side of San Juan Island is home to 3 pods of Orca Whales (also known as Killer Whales) consisting of about 73 members during spring thru fall. They swim up and down the channel chasing salmon, while being chased by boats. Whale Watching is a major industry on my island, with many whale watch companies here, in the other San Juan Islands, from Seattle and coming 20 miles away from Victoria on Vancouver Island, B.C.
THE TRESPASSERS… A Drabble for FriFic
Snuck onto the near deserted grounds and realized it would be pretty easy to get caught, and the security guards wore Trooper Hats. So we made our way to the entrance, and hid between the concession stands until a crowd gathered. We mingled with and rode up on the first elevator to see her.
Looking out, there she was… Seattle.
This is actually a true story, so a Friday Memoir instead of Fiction. In 1962, my best friend and I left Sacramento in his 1956 powder blue Thunderbird to see the Seattle Worlds Fair. Two 18 year old kids on their first Road Trip. We stayed with his cousins in Seattle and went to the fair every day. The line to go up the Space Needle was worse than Disneyland and took hours. We did hop the fence one morning and joining a group of suits, we went up on the first elevator of the day… which included the Governor of Washington. (True Story) The fair hadn’t even opened and the dignitaries probably thought we were someone’s kids. That was a fun road trip.
Last year I went up the Space Needle again… first time in 50 years. I don’t remember what it looked like then (I don’t think we were too impressed)… now, it is a sight worth seeing. And the souvenir shop in the base of the Needle is the best gift shop I’ve ever been forced to exit through. I bought some glasses…
This edition of Friday Fictioneers is somewhat special for me. I took the picture used as this week’s Photo Prompt. I didn’t know that Rochelle Wisoff-Fields was going to use it… but then I did tell her she could use any of my photos, and gave her the link to my PhotoLog… Oh, here it is, btw… TedBook’s Daily Pics.
To join us and write your 100 Words, go to the Friday Fictioneers blog and visit… Rochelle…