The Real Reason

September 7, 2022 at 3:41 pm 29 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 9 September 2022

LIsa Fox
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The boat was donated to the church and had been sitting behind it for some time. The parishioners wondered why Rev. James had kept it for so long.

If only they knew his secret, they would probably understand. Before joining the ministry, he dreamed of sailing the world. Then, a freak accident caused him to lose his leg and that was the end of it.

For Rev. James, it might represent what could have been and could never be. But the real reason for holding on was more practical. He was still waiting for the right buyer to come along.

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29 Comments Add your own

  • 1. trishsplace  |  September 7, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    One person’s junk ….

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    • 2. plaridel  |  September 8, 2022 at 11:04 am

      trish:

      i know, i know. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. James McEwan  |  September 7, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Perhaps, since he had lost a leg, he could have joined a pirate ship as Long John Silver and sailed around the Caribbean.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  September 8, 2022 at 11:04 am

      james:

      would you consider that showboating? 🙂

      Reply
  • 7. Sandra  |  September 8, 2022 at 12:24 am

    Reason in all things.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  September 8, 2022 at 11:03 am

      sandra:

      true indeed.

      Reply
  • 9. neilmacdon  |  September 8, 2022 at 12:57 am

    A very practical man, the Rev

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    • 10. plaridel  |  September 8, 2022 at 11:03 am

      neil:

      he certainly is. 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. Kelvin M. Knight's blog  |  September 8, 2022 at 2:15 am

    Practical to the last prayer… Perhaps he might consider donating it to charity?

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    • 12. plaridel  |  September 8, 2022 at 11:03 am

      kelvin:

      great idea. 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. Iain Kelly  |  September 8, 2022 at 4:12 am

    Hopefully he makes a profit and can use it to fund another dream.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  September 8, 2022 at 11:03 am

      1ain:

      that’ll be a great help for sure. 🙂

      Reply
  • 15. msjadeli  |  September 8, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Plaridel, you’re so right, trailered boats that sit are potent symbols that have stories to tell. Good one.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  September 8, 2022 at 11:02 am

      msjadeli:

      i totally agree. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. Brenda's Thoughts  |  September 8, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    A practical man. I love it. When the right buyer comes along, maybe he can get enough to travel without the boat. Well written, Plaridel!

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    • 18. plaridel  |  September 10, 2022 at 9:28 am

      brenda:

      or he can use the proceeds to support his ministry.

      Reply
  • 19. Bill  |  September 9, 2022 at 4:16 am

    The two happiest days in a boat owner’s life…
    And if Captain Ahab can make it with on leg, certainly in modern times a man can, with or without the help of God. 🙂

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    • 20. plaridel  |  September 10, 2022 at 9:28 am

      bill:

      anything is possible i guess. 🙂

      Reply
      • 21. Bill  |  September 10, 2022 at 2:22 pm

        Anything. 🙂

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        • 22. plaridel  |  September 13, 2022 at 8:26 am

          bill:

          🙂

          Reply
  • 23. Alicia Jamtaas  |  September 9, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    I hope he sells it at a very good price. Patience is a virtue.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  September 10, 2022 at 9:28 am

      alicia:

      i couldn’t agree more.

      Reply
  • 25. granonine  |  September 11, 2022 at 4:34 am

    I wonder what the “right buyer” is looking for that the Reverend will recognize 🙂

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    • 26. plaridel  |  September 13, 2022 at 8:26 am

      linda:

      divine intervation i suppose. 🙂

      Reply
  • 28. rochellewisoff  |  September 12, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Your ending made me smile. I hope the right buy surfaces soon 🙂

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 29. plaridel  |  September 13, 2022 at 8:26 am

      rochelle:

      his congregation hopes so too. 🙂

      Reply

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