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Dream Boat

Oh, how he wanted to participate in the regatta! But all Ben had was his grandfather’s battered dinghy. The old boat was weathered and barnacle-encrusted, with a mast so flimsy it could barely hold a sail. Turning this around would be a chore.

He could, of course, buy a new boat, but he liked the thought of trouncing the competition in this humble craft while the crowd erupted in applause. Yes, he thought as he headed to the hardware store, he was up for this. He was going to make something of this little boat and everyone would be dazzled!


This was written with words from Three Word Wednesday and photo prompt from Friday Fictioneers. Photo by Fatima Fakier Deria.

10 comments:

Sheilagh Lee said...

I love and applaud his resourcefulness and resillance

March 29, 2017 at 11:19 AM
Iain Kelly said...

Good luck to him, I admire his pluckiness!

March 29, 2017 at 2:54 PM
Bettina@BeautySwot said...

Awww I hope he does!

March 29, 2017 at 5:17 PM
Old Egg said...

How important it is to have that drive and determination in life.

March 29, 2017 at 6:07 PM
Dale said...

Dreamer! He's nothing but a dreamer!!! ;-)

March 29, 2017 at 8:19 PM
Martin Cororan said...

...And at the hardware store he met a man who had some magic beans and...

March 30, 2017 at 3:28 AM
gah learner said...

I like his determination to get the old boat going.

March 30, 2017 at 11:58 AM
Linda said...

He'll achieve his goals with that kind of determination.

March 30, 2017 at 3:20 PM
Fatima Fakier Deria said...

Plans to be the underdog, does he? I'm rooting for him, underdogs always make it so much more fun.

April 2, 2017 at 7:32 AM
Roger said...

Ben will be far more proud of his efforts with Grandfather;s boat than any new one! Way to go, Ben!!!

April 3, 2017 at 7:43 PM