He Did It

November 23, 2022 at 2:58 pm 28 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 25 November 2022

Sandra Crook
Photo Credit: Sandra Crook

It was early morning when the tour group arrived in the Doolin village. The plan was to hike the Cliffs of Moher.

Knowing his fear of heights, Erin gave her boyfriend a choice.

“You can join us or stay in one of the pubs until we come back,” she said.

Not wanting to be left alone, Jason summoned his courage and decided to go with them.

Panting for breath on occasion and slipping twice on muddy slopes, he finally made it to the top.

“You did it,” Erin said.

“Just barely.”

“Next time, we’ll go skydiving.”

“Don’t push your luck.”


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28 Comments Add your own

  • 1. James McEwan  |  November 24, 2022 at 1:25 am

    Jason is not the adventurous kind, perhaps he needs a more homely girlfriend as Erin will challenge him beyond his capabilities.

    • 2. plaridel  |  November 24, 2022 at 10:16 am


      he’s really fortunate to have her. πŸ™‚

  • 3. neilmacdon  |  November 24, 2022 at 1:57 am

    They could compromise on indoor skydiving

    • 4. plaridel  |  November 24, 2022 at 10:16 am


      never heard of skydiving, but it should work in this case. πŸ™‚

  • 5. Sandra  |  November 24, 2022 at 4:17 am

    That’s the trouble with friends. Always moving the goalposts.

    • 6. plaridel  |  November 24, 2022 at 10:15 am


      in a positive way, i suppose. πŸ™‚

  • 7. Iain Kelly  |  November 24, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    If I was him, I would have stayed in the pub! πŸ˜‰

    • 8. plaridel  |  November 25, 2022 at 8:23 pm


      me too. πŸ™‚

  • 9. poetisatinta  |  November 25, 2022 at 2:53 am

    The pub for me every time πŸ™‚

    • 10. plaridel  |  November 25, 2022 at 8:23 pm


      i don’t blame you at all. πŸ™‚

  • 11. Keith's Ramblings  |  November 25, 2022 at 4:21 am

    I live near an almost identical cliff with a similar path. I climbed it often, more slowly each time! Now I stick to the pub!

    • 12. plaridel  |  November 25, 2022 at 8:23 pm


      such is life, i guess. πŸ™‚

  • 13. Dahlia  |  November 25, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Aha. And after sky diving?

    • 14. plaridel  |  November 25, 2022 at 8:22 pm


      nah, it isn’t gonna happen. πŸ™‚

      • 15. Dahlia  |  November 25, 2022 at 8:23 pm


  • 16. rochellewisoff  |  November 26, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    I share Jason’s fear of heights. I commend him for making the climb.



    PS A little grammatical correction. I think it should be “Erin gave HER boyfriend…” πŸ˜‰ Aside from that, a good one.

    • 17. plaridel  |  November 26, 2022 at 6:53 pm


      thanks for reading as usual and pointing to a grammatical error. corrected as we speak. sigh, in my native language, pronoun referring to either sex is the same. i just need to be careful when i write in english. πŸ™‚

  • 18. msjadeli  |  November 27, 2022 at 9:51 am

    I had to cackle at that last line. Jason is a brave man for doing what he did.

    • 19. plaridel  |  November 29, 2022 at 10:23 pm


      i’m glad you enjoyed it. thank you for reading as always. πŸ™‚

      • 20. msjadeli  |  November 30, 2022 at 10:19 am

        You’re welcome πŸ™‚

  • 21. granonine  |  November 27, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    A delightful little slice of life.

    • 22. plaridel  |  November 29, 2022 at 10:21 pm


      i’ll drink to that. πŸ™‚

  • 23. authorfleurl  |  November 28, 2022 at 1:52 am

    I’ve been to the Cliffs of Mohar, and I was well away from the edge, as my knees were a bit wobbly, while other visitors sat on the edge to get a selfie. I didn’t know there was an option to climb up, maybe that was for the sake of your story. Well told!

    • 24. plaridel  |  November 29, 2022 at 10:21 pm


      personally, i didn’t finish the tour myself and had to back down after i started running out breath. πŸ™‚

      • 25. authorfleurl  |  December 2, 2022 at 3:28 am

        I would have run out of breath too. It’s so steep!

        • 26. plaridel  |  December 2, 2022 at 9:43 am


          i guess we need to workout more. πŸ™‚

  • 27. Bill  |  November 29, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Had I been given the choice of Pub or climb, I cannot say which I’d choose. πŸ™‚ Well done.

    • 28. plaridel  |  November 29, 2022 at 10:20 pm


      i think you can’t get wrong either way. πŸ™‚


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