Bottle Rocket

“Isn’t shooting off a bottle rocket illegal?” Tim asked his older brother.

Absolutely,” Evan said. “That’s what makes it fun.”

“I’m going to tell Mom. You’ll be in real trouble then,” Tim said.

“Oh big deal,” Evan laughed. “What’s the worst that can happen? She’ll call me on the carpet. Being scolded by mom is no big deal.”

“No big deal you say,” the boys’ Mom said when she heard the commotion in the backyard. “Here you are doing something both illegal and dangerous while standing in the middle of my prized rose garden. This intrusion into my sanctuary is unacceptable and you are grounded for two weeks. No TV, no computer, no phone. That’s it, mister. Next time you think being called in the carpet by your mother is no big deal, remember this day.”

“Yes ma’am,” Evan said.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (rocket), The Daily Spur (illegal), Jibber Jabber (absolutely), Ragtag Daily Prompt (carpet), Word of the Day Challenge (garden), and Your Daily Word Prompt (intrusion)

21 thoughts on “Bottle Rocket

    • Fandango August 23, 2020 / 11:12 pm

      Ah, the “just wait until you have children of your own,” refrain.

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      • Mason Bushell August 24, 2020 / 7:12 am

        Really? That’s crazy. You live in America right? So you can walk about legally with a gun but you can’t shoot a bottle full of water into the air how insane is that lol

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        • Fandango August 24, 2020 / 7:15 am

          No, not WATER bottle rockets. Fireworks (explosive) bottle rockets.

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            • Fandango August 24, 2020 / 11:15 am

              No worries. I didn’t know when I wrote my post that a bottle rocket can also be a plastic water bottle shot into the air, so we’re even.

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            • Mason Bushell August 24, 2020 / 11:18 am

              Cool. I did the plastic ones as school science projects. Such great fun.

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        • Fandango August 24, 2020 / 7:19 am

          And yes, in many states, fireworks (other than those run by professionals) are illegal to set off, but guns — even semiautomatic, military style, high capacity assault rifles — are legal just about everywhere. No wonder our country is in such dire straits.

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          • Mason Bushell August 24, 2020 / 7:39 am

            Bloody ridiculous isn’t it. Here’s hoping MR Biden will have the balls to put some of it right.

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            • Fandango August 24, 2020 / 11:13 am

              Fingers crossed that, despite all of the underhanded efforts that Trump is undertaking to keep from losing the election in November, he won’t get away with it.

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            • Mason Bushell August 24, 2020 / 11:20 am

              If he does get away he’ll have rigged everything for sure. The big fear is he might not go even if he loses.

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            • Fandango August 24, 2020 / 12:55 pm

              Yes, that’s what I think will happen. Then we will truly have a crisis in America. We’ll be like some third-world, banana republic.

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            • Mason Bushell August 24, 2020 / 1:02 pm

              No kidding! Wheres a lunatic with a sniper rifle when you need one!

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