Any Day Now

Sarah looked out the window, “Yup it’s still there.”

Sure enough when I looked, the chair was still was still sitting on the pond. Any day now the pond would melt and drop the chair in. It was getting close to the date I’d picked for the melt.

See, a bunch of us that hang around the volunteer fire-house have this pool. A dollar a day on the calendar and the person who picks the day the chair drops wins half the pool, the other half goes to help stock the kitchen.

It’s not much, but this year the firehouse cook is hoping to get a new griddle, all the volunteers like the pancakes Charlie makes on Sunday mornings.

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly 100 word writing challenge inspired by a picture prompt.
This week’s photo is by Β© Ted Strutz


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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12 Responses to Any Day Now

  1. Dale says:

    Fun take! Reminds me of a book I read where they park a car in the middle of a lake…

    • Mike says:

      The car was my first thought, but the wooden chair would be lots more environmentally friendly πŸ™‚ Besides we all have old chairs we want to get rid of. (… of which we want to get rid.)

  2. neilmacdon says:

    There is nothing that folks won’t bet on, is there?

  3. Liz Young says:

    I love this, though I wonder who gets to venture out on the ice to put the chair there in the first place?

  4. Like your take on this one. Citizens in a nearby city, back in the early days, used to bet on the date when the ice would crack — something you could hear all over town.

  5. jellico84 says:

    We used to do crazy things like this at the firehouse. HAHAHAAAA!

  6. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Good story that makes a chair sitting in the middle of water make sense.

  7. A fun and light-hearted take on the picture. I like it very much – your story. Well, the picture, too.

  8. Michael Wynn says:

    Fun take, and a good game to play. I love those kind of spontaneous betting games.

  9. michael1148humphris says:

    Spot on, my guess is March 29th. πŸ‘

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