Boating Ventures

“I’ve got a new business idea – Solar-powered, Rubberband propelled boats!”

“What if it’s a cloudy day?”

“Uhh….”

“What if the band snaps?”

“Stop being such a pessimist, I’ve already started getting the materials for my venture. The boat should be reaching the church about now.”


The photo prompt has been given by Alicia Jamtaas at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and the word prompt (Knot) has been given for the Six Sentence Stories hosted by Denise Farley.

53 responses to “Boating Ventures”

  1. Great venture, only experience will tell if it works.

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    1. I’d rather ‘experience’ it from afar though 😀

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  2. Never rationalise with a dreamer.

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  3. The power of positive thinking

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    1. But someone has to look at the negatives too.

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  4. Hm, the boat does rather look as if it’s held together with rubber bands!
    But a neat telling of the history of every invention – there are the believers and the scoffers…

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    1. Well, they wouldn’t be able to progress without finding & fixing the flaws.

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  5. It’s ambitious, he can work out the flaws as he goes along! 🙂

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    1. Hopefully before the next great flood.

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  6. Never mind, seems the idea’s about to be blessed. 😉

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    1. As long as it doesn’t sink (in holy water or otherwise)

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  7. hopefully Jesus will not only take the helm but will calm the sea as well. good one

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    1. Now that would guarantee that it works 😀

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  8. If nothing else, it will be very quiet. Fun story.

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    1. Didn’t realise that 🤔 It’ll make it easier to detect rubberband snaps 😉

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  9. I’d take a chance on that ride!

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    1. Why that doesn’t surprise me?
      Make room , coming aboard!

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      1. No worries 🙂 There’s always space for more… Assuming it starts.

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  10. Sorry, Bernadette, I have partial colour blindness and can’t read your words.

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    1. Apologies for that. I never realised it. Will try tweaking the theme to make it more legible.

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      1. That is very kind of you, Bernadette. I hope it hasn’t diminished the aesthetic appeal for your other readers.

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    2. So sorry about your sight

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      1. Thank you, it’s not a big problem!

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        1. How are you doing so far

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        2. Hope you have been meeting up with your drugs too

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  11. It never hurts to try, at least you gain experience, if not a working boat.

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    1. I guess that’s the silver lining.

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  12. At least he has dreams I suppose and is willing to risk it.

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    1. Someone has to ensure he doesn’t get hurt (or injure another) while taking risks though.

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  13. Fun story. Questions to be answered. 🙂

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  14. If you can think it, it can be done. I like the story.

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  15. This one had me chuckling. Hilarious take on the prompt. Good stuff.

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  16. Not bad ideas! I pray the venture works out.

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  17. One of those ‘seemed like a good idea at the time’ happenings!

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    1. Considering the heavy rains here, it still does

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  18. Depending on the denomination, there is ample precedent for passengers to get out and walk home.
    lol

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    1. True… But chances they’ll demand a refund too.

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  19. Without the dreamers, we practical types wouldn’t have anything to do 🙂

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    1. I guess both need to work together for progess 🤔

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  20. If only it was that easy. 🙂

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    1. Probably that’s why it’s not yet done 🤷

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  21. Details. Details. Cute dialogue, Bernadette.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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