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Tall tales (Friday Fictioneers)

October 28, 2021
PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

“Can you believe we traveled here in that?”

“Really, Pop? But it looks so… old. Like the tech is… well… I mean no one would be caught dead riding in that thing.”

“Right? Well, we did. And we survived.”

“I think you’re telling me tales, Pop. I mean, you ain’t that old. And I mean, look at it. It’s not safe.”

“I’m standing right here telling you. Come and see the photo board.”

“Huh. Yeah, that’s you, Pop. You’re braver than I thought. Or maybe madder! Wait… Is that… Is that ma?”

“Haha, come on kid, let’s continue the tour.”

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  1. Wagons ho! A lovely tale of frontiersmanship and family history

  2. Amazing, you’ve just confirmed that children can not see the past. Lots behind the dialogue, great stuff.

    • Haha thank you James! It’s amazing, my niece had no idea what dial up was! Haha oh that old internet sound 🤣

  3. They have a story & history that they can be proud of.
    Great that the child understood! 🙂

  4. Everything ages. Even new tech.

  5. My kids wouldn’t believe the contraptions I travelled in years ago! Nice one Laurie.

    Here’s mine!

  6. Dear Laurie,

    It always seems to go that the current generation sees the previous one as ancient history. Nicely done.



  7. Hehehe. This is great. Parents are always so very old and everything modern can’t have been invented by their generation. Impossible.

  8. I love this. Emphasizes how each generation feels itself somehow superior to the previous generation, forgetting that each stands on the shoulders of the other.

  9. Thats good fun, well done.

  10. Oh yes. Well done. Makes me realize that history can never be told in the same way it was experienced.

  11. Interesting twist… another “time” piece!! Well done!

  12. It’s amazing what seems like talk takes n fiction to us is so real for our folks . Also vice versa !

  13. Infact we do a tall tale series on a chicken shop guy here in India – sharing the link – do read !

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