Fandango’s Flashback Friday — October 15th

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 15th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.


This was originally posted on October 15, 2017.

Sunday Photo Fiction — The Cruise

“I can’t believe we’re finally going on a cruise,” Bertha gushed. “I’ve wanted to go on one of these ever since I can remember.”

“There’s nothing too good for my Bertha,” Benny said. He looked around at the five other people sitting at their table. “It’s our fiftieth anniversary.”

“Oh, that’s wonderful,” Mildred said. “My husband got me this cruise for my 65th birthday, which was last month.” She nudged Charles, who was dozing. “Isn’t that right, Charles?”

“This is my second cruise,” said Murray jumped in. “The last time I was with my wife,” he added.

“Is she not with you this time?” Benny asked.

“No. The last time we hit some rough water and she got severely seasick. And then there was some kind of food poisoning or something and nearly everyone on board, passengers and crew alike, got severe diarrhea.”

“Oh my,” said Henrietta. “No wonder she didn’t want to join you this time.”

“Well,” Murray said, “she passed before the cruise ended. But she wasn’t very good company anyway, so I thought I’d give it another go.”

The conversation stopped. The others all got up and left the table.

“Hey, where’s everyone going?” Murray asked.

(199 words)


Written for this week’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt.

20 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — October 15th

  1. rugby843 October 15, 2021 / 6:11 am

    I have no idea what’s going on with WP or my phone or both. I posted my Flashback and then five or six comments showed up all starting with Fandango’s Flashback Friday as the writer🙄😳😂. If you get a bunch of errors or whatever they are I’m sorry. I don’t know what’s going on🥺

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

    Liked by 1 person

      • rugby843 October 15, 2021 / 2:23 pm

        I think it’s my Apple products. When reading email or blogs it scrolls up constantly. 🤨😳

        Liked by 1 person

        • Fandango October 15, 2021 / 10:34 pm

          Weird. I have an iPhone and am not having problems like that.

          Like

  2. emkingston October 15, 2021 / 11:43 am

    I didn’t have one for the exact date, but this one was originally posted on October 11, 2017. I was much more cheery back then lol. I do love fall’s arrival every year though!

    Autumn Finally!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nope, Not Pam October 16, 2021 / 2:46 am

    Wow, that was a really thud of an ending. Well written Fandango

    Liked by 1 person

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