Mission to Mars

March 23, 2016 at 10:07 am 46 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 25 March 2016

Note: This week I reach a milestone. Would you believe that this is my 100th story for Friday’s Fictioneers? I want to thank everybody and especially our gracious host, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, for being part of this journey. Folks, I couldn’t have done it without you.

Ted Strutz
Photo Credit: Ted Strutz

Chuck found solace in the john after working in the yard all day. He closed his eyes and imagined Megan beside him in a module bound for Mars.

It was only recently that she refused to be his prom date. True, he wasn’t in her league. But still, it hurt.

Now they were on a mission to populate the red planet.

Chuck couldn’t wait for the rocket to launch. Soon he was soaring. He felt himself rising to the point of no return when he heard his little sister yelling outside.

“Chuck, what are you doing? I need to go.”

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46 Comments Add your own

  • 1. FabricatingFiction  |  March 23, 2016 at 10:20 am

    A 100, 100 word stories – well done πŸ™‚

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    • 2. plaridel  |  March 23, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      louise:

      thank you for the continued support. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. Graham Lawrence  |  March 23, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I enjoyed that! Congrats on your 100th!!

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    • 4. plaridel  |  March 23, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      graham:

      thank you for the congrats. i’m glad you liked my 100th story. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. Sandra  |  March 23, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Well done on your milestone. These days more than one toilet in a house is sooo taken for granted.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  March 23, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      sandra:

      growing up, we only had one bathroom. after i left, they remodeled the house. now it has three bathrooms. funny thing, my old bedroom had been converted into one of the bathrooms.

      Reply
  • 7. jellico84  |  March 23, 2016 at 11:40 am

    interruptus, indeed. love it.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  March 23, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      jellico84:

      thank you for reading. i’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. aliciajamtaas  |  March 23, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    So fun! How many people use the john for more than what it’s meant for. Reading? Singing? Going to the Red Planet?

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    • 10. plaridel  |  March 24, 2016 at 9:30 am

      alicia:

      i totally agree. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. Dale  |  March 23, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    The john is a quiet place for reflection… and to get away from young kids! Ask any mom who needed a break… Ten to one that is where she hid… πŸ˜‰

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    • 12. plaridel  |  March 24, 2016 at 9:30 am

      dale:

      peace and quiet – if that’s what you need, there’s no better place. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. oldentimes  |  March 24, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Solitude, reflection, imagination, and very well done!

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    • 14. plaridel  |  March 24, 2016 at 9:30 am

      oldentimes:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you for reading.

      Reply
  • 15. Mike  |  March 24, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Well done on your hundred, rather liked your post this week.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  March 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

      mike:

      thank you. I’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. draliman  |  March 24, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Untimely interruptions…
    Congrats on the 100!

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    • 18. plaridel  |  March 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

      draliman:

      you bet. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 19. emmylgant  |  March 24, 2016 at 10:49 am

    A private moment gone south.
    Good one,

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    • 20. plaridel  |  March 24, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      emmy:

      thank you for reading. deeply appreciate it.

      Reply
  • 21. rochellewisoff  |  March 24, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    Congrats on the 100th story. A bit of a Walter Mitty on the John. Funny story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 22. plaridel  |  March 24, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      rochelle:

      thank you for the congrats! i couldn’t have done it without you guys looking behind my back. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 23. wmqcolby  |  March 24, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Hee-hee-heee! Ah, the joys of youth and imagination.

    100 stories! Thats’ great, Plairidel! I haven’t even written that many myself. But, I’ll try soon. Congratulations!

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    • 24. plaridel  |  March 24, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      kent:

      thank you for the congrats. i look forward to returning the favor to you someday.

      Reply
  • 25. gentlestitches  |  March 24, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    LOL! Funny story and congratulations. πŸ˜€

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    • 26. plaridel  |  March 24, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      gentlestiches:

      hello stranger. i’m glad you liked this silly story. much appreciated. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 27. Perry Block (@PerryBlock)  |  March 24, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Makes me glad I didn’t have a little sister! Although I guess if she had a lot ofher girlfriends around …. Happy 100!

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    • 28. plaridel  |  March 25, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      perry:

      what a lucky guy! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 29. rgayer55  |  March 25, 2016 at 3:46 am

    I love this one. I do all my best thinking while sitting on the pot. πŸ™‚
    Congrats on your 100th FFF post.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  March 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      russell:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 31. liz young  |  March 25, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Chuck will have to find a better place to dream.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  March 25, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      liz:

      he better. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 33. Chekii  |  March 26, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Very amusing story indeed, and I am sure many can relate to this tale. Congratulations on the 100th post!

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    • 34. plaridel  |  March 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      chekii

      it was part of his growing up. i’m glad you liked it. thank you for the congrats! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 35. gahlearner  |  March 26, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Haha, poor Chuck, he needs a sister-safe place to soar to Mars. Congrats on the 100, well done.

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    • 36. plaridel  |  March 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      gahlearner:

      you bet. when there’s a will, there’s way. thank you for the congrats! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 37. Adam Ickes  |  March 27, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Leave it to little sister to ruin the daydream.

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    • 38. plaridel  |  March 28, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      adam:

      that’s life. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 39. ansumani  |  March 28, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Congratulations on your 100!

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    • 40. plaridel  |  March 29, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      ansumani:

      thank you. it has been fun. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 41. Amy Reese  |  March 28, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Congrats on your 100th story!! For some reason, this story just seems perfect to celebrate it. I’m happy to be on this journey with you.

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    • 42. plaridel  |  March 29, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      amy:

      thank you for your support as always.

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      • 43. Amy Reese  |  March 29, 2016 at 7:22 pm

        My pleasure, Plaridel.

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        • 44. plaridel  |  March 30, 2016 at 10:59 pm

          amy:

          awesome! πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 45. patriciaruthsusan  |  March 29, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Congratulations on your 100th story, Plaridel. Good story. It looks like his rocket journey will end soon. Well done. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • 46. plaridel  |  March 29, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      suzanne:

      the mission hit a snag that he might not recover. πŸ™‚ thanks for the congrats!

      Reply

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