Friday Fictioneers: Waste of Time





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Waste of Time


Walt’s Dad had built up the tent. He had worked for three days constructing it.

That pesky hurricane had came and wiped all his hard work away. Walt’s Mum couldn’t help but joke about it. His Dad pretended at least to have a sense of humor about the whole thing.

Secretly Walt knew he was distraught. The ten-year-old spent the next few days constructing the tent again with his Dad. Only for another pesky hurricane to come.

It wasn’t a complete waste of time. Twenty-five years later, it was one of the best memories Walt had about his late father.


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24 comments on “Friday Fictioneers: Waste of Time

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Making memories when they thought they were making tents. Sweet

  2. Nobbinmaug says:

    Only good dads get to make memories like that.

  3. Dale says:

    I like that these hurricanes are only “pesky”…

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Those sort of memories are the best ones, even if we don’t realise it at the time.
    Another book to add to my list of ‘to read’, will check it out at some point πŸ™‚

  5. Dear Lisa,

    Hence the silver lining in every pesky hurricane. πŸ˜‰ Sweet story.



  6. A touching story Lisa, I like the way you show the boy’s point of view and how good memories are made.

  7. Oh my goodness – there I was reading a ‘fluffy’ story when you went and hit me with that last line! Well done for surprising me.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  8. draliman says:

    It’s the shared experience that counts, it doesn’t really matter about the result. Nice one!

  9. plaridel says:

    time can indeed smoothen the rough edges of a past experience and turn it into a sweet memory.

  10. A lovely story about sharing experiences, Lisa. Well written. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

  11. Laurie Bell says:

    Congratulations on the new book! 😊 great take on the prompt. Memories are a valuable commodity

  12. Tannille says:

    Kids get enjoyment out of the smallest things.

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