6 August 2021

Published August 4, 2021 by rochellewisoff
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Genre: Hysterical Fiction
Word Count: 100


          “Let’s do something besides a movie.”  

           “I’m game,” said Kevin. “Whatcha thinking?”

         “Ice skating” I replied. “The bowling alley just opened a new rink.”


           Donning my rental skates, I visualized gracefully gliding across the ice like Peggy Fleming. As I stood, reality set in. My feet took off in two different directions.

           I managed a faulty stride or two before Kevin seized my hand. We fell and slid on our butts. After a few more stabs at staying upright, he said, “If we hurry we can catch ‘Yellow Submarine.’”

            I rubbed my sore bum. “Milk Duds and popcorn. Extra butter.”

77 comments on “6 August 2021

  • Dear Rochelle,

    Ah come on… ain’t that difficult 😉 Of course, I figure skated for years so, there is that… but a movie sounds perfect after such an attempt.

    Shalom and lotsa padded love,


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    • Dear Penny,

      I love watching figure skating and have admiration for anyone who can remain upright on blades. 😉 I can count the times I’ve been ice skating on two fingers of one hand. Thank you for your encouraging comment.



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  • Wonderful, and a butt funny! LOL! I never did manage to even stand on ice skates. Although I did do inline roller skates a little. Think I’ll opt for a movie… if there’s anything decent showing, that is.

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  • The story is so sweet and it sounds like they had fun even if they landed on their bums. 😃

    But most of all my mind is screaming in my mother’s voice. Never go out on ice that looks like that! It won’t hold.

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    • Dear Redcat,

      I just found all four of your attempts…or was it 3? Anyway just found your comment in my trash folder. I don’t know why some of them go there.
      At any rate, thank you re my story. I tried ice skating twice. That was enough. 😉




  • That would be me; flat on my bum, feet and legs sprawled. Who says Canadians intrinsically know how to ice skate. Didn’t do much better on roller skates on a date to the roller rink. Ouch. Oh, the memories. Thanks for the smile.

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