Friday, December 09, 2016

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Posted Friday December 9 2016



It's so boring sitting here day in day out with just my binoculars for company. No, I’m not a nosey parker, I’m a coastguard! Look, up here waving to you. Hi!

Nothing much happens. Ships that pass in the day (I don’t do nights) I like bird spotting. Sometimes gulls sit outside and stare at me. Boo! That scared him.

What’s the time? Yawn. Three hours til beer-o-clock. Yawwwwwn....

Oh look...there’s a mermaid. Don’t laugh, there really is. Right there, see? Topless too! I say, what a gorgeous tail! Which reminds me, fish pie for supper tonight. 

Sretttch.... ooooh! I think I just dozed off. Hope I didn’t miss anything. It's getting dark. Almost time to go...





Written for Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and Lucy Fridkin for the photo






8 comments:

  1. Bet you don't sit there bored ... it's a wee bit misty today ... but lots happening - it's Christmas?! Easy to doze off as the day draws in ... nearly dark now - 15.40 pm ... take care and yes - as we all do at times ... we need a "Hi" ... cheers Hilary

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  2. Dear Keith,

    You had me out on the boat with this guy. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. Nice take Keith. Not the worst view in the world to be paid to sit and watch, especially if the mermaids appear...

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  4. He sounds like a fun chap to go for a beer with!

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  5. Hope nothing slips by while he snoozes! Great take on the prompt.

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  6. Great ficlet! I often wonder how our YMCA lifeguards keep from nodding off when it's really quiet.

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  7. Yikes! My husband is an air traffic controller for the military. We often tease him about watching football games in the tower while waiting for helicopters to arrive and land. :-)

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