Friday, September 20, 2013

Wrong Place, Wrong Time: April 14, 1912

“Captain, I know you have no reason to listen to a guy wearing a Led Zeppelin T-shirt, cargo shorts and flip flops, but I’d steer clear of those icebergs if I were you.”
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I wrote this for the Week 86 Trifextra Writing Challenge where we are to write a 33-word time travel story. 

Your comments are appreciated. 

52 comments:

  1. SWEET! of course, funny and insightful, witty and WISE. All the good things about you are wrapped in 33 words.

    Good on you, my friend. :)

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    1. Thank you Kir. :) I appreciate all thos kind words.

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  2. just as an aside, aren't you freezing standing on that deck??? *wink*

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    1. Yeah, but since this is MY time travel piece, I imagined that I landed on the bridge, which would have been enclosed on the Titanic. Anyway, they probably would have thrown me overboard for my impudent appearance and lack of respect.

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  3. Ironic that Zeppelin went down with the Titanic! Nice

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    1. I know, it was horrible when the Hindenberg crashed into the Titanic. Thanks for reminding me.

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  4. Hehehe...t-shirt and flip-flops cracked me up. Too bad there wasn't someone from the future to warn them that even unsinkable ships sink :)

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    1. Thanks Janna. Once I got that image in my head, I had to write it down. :)

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  5. This is great!! The shirt sounds awesome to me! :)

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    1. Thanks Donetta. I had that t-shirt but I don't know where it is now.

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  6. Chuckle chuckle. Humour and humility in averting that tragic day. Nice write and thanks for linking up!

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  7. Hahaha All I can see is a guy in that get-up standing next to a pipe-smoking, uniformed ship's captain. lol Very funny, lumdog!

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    1. Thanks Kymm. Yeah, I'm sure the Captain would scoff at the while notion that this freak would have anything useful to say.

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  8. Love the voice of this. Imagining the captain's reaction when you popped in cracks me up. Very clever. This is sheer awesomeness!

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    1. Thank you for those kind words Ivy! :)

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  9. Hilarious! Particularly the flip-flops. Did you catch a glimpse of Kate Winslet?

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    1. Thanks Steph! I think Kate was in the back seat of that car at that moment. I beamed out of there pretty quick when I realized the Capt. wasn't listening.

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  10. Fantastic. But don't wear flip flops when travelling (as I keep telling my kids).

    (RogRites)

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    1. Thanks Rog. I never wear flip flops when traveling by traditional modes. This time travel wasn't planned, however.

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  11. Nice. This made me smile. No need for the title even to set the time. You've done a great job with one sentence.

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    1. Thank you. I agree about the title but included it at the request of the editors.

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  12. Perfect! Just what I would have done.

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    1. Thanks Tina. I enjoyed yours as well. :)

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  13. Sound advice from a seemingly "unsound" source-hope the captain listened:-)Great take Lumdog

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  14. That was a good spot to be. My son is obsessed with Titanic. He buys all books & models and keeps going over and over it. I am sure he would be standing right next to u

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    1. Thanks Sini. It's easy to get obsessed since this tragedy seemed so preventable.

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  15. Brilliant... hope there was a return ticket in case the captain wouldn't listen.

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    1. Thanks Bjorn. I zapped myself back ASAP.

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  16. No kidding!
    I wonder if the captain would have listened.
    http://www.aliciaaudrey.com/blog/trifextra-86-1986

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    1. I can't imagine he would have. Thanks Alicia.

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  17. lum, if I'd have been able to pin down a moment from the past to go back to-this would have been at the top of my list! Now, I just have to decide what I'd wear...;) Loved this!!

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  18. I think the led zeppelin tshirt would make me listen more! Smart man!

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    1. Yep. Can't go wrong with Zeppelin. :) Thanks Bo.

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  19. I'd listen to a dude like you, dressed like that. Who knows his music! That is the perfect time and place to be. Always love your humor, lum!

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    1. Gina, thanks as always, for your kind words.

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  20. Ha! Love this, Lumdog! Great choice of date. Nice outfit too. ;)

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  21. I would have loved to see that scene in the movie! Rock on!

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  22. this brought me an early morning chuckle. Though, maybe that's inappropriate...

    Nice job!

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