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The next photo is the PHOTO PROMPT. Study it and let it speak to you. My story follows the blue inLinkz frog .
Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
IN AN EARLIER LIFE
“Too much studying will ruin you. Carpe Diem. Let’s play catch.” Ted grabbed Douglas’ notebook and pressed a pie tin into his hand.
“Catch? With this?”
“From the Frisbie Pie Company. It’s all the rage on campus.”
For the next hour Douglas forgot about Yale, final examinations and commencement. Tension from late nights hunched over text books lifted off his shoulders and a sense of euphoria filled him as he and Ted flung the whirling dish back and forth.
“This is bound to become a national sport,” cried Douglas.
“Tin Tossing Tournaments?”
“School’s finally driven you mad, MacIlroy.”
Have I gone too far off the beaten path with this one?
Scout’s Honor, I started with the pictured Ford Edsels. In fact, I spent a whole day researching Edsel Bryant Ford, the only son of Henry Ford. While I learned a lot, I just couldn’t eke out a story.
However, the Edsel made its debut on my fourth birthday, 4 September 1957. What else happened in 1957? An online timeline showed that before Buddy Holly and the Crickets went to the top of the charts with “That’ll be the Day” in February, Wham-O introduced the first Frisbee 13 January. For some reason, this piqued my interest.
If you’d like to know more now, click here for the History of the Frisbee.