MLMM Photo Challenge — A Second Life

“It was obvious to me as soon as I saw them,” Alan said. “They we’re just going to junk these old boats and use the wood for scrap, so I offered to salvage three of them at no cost and to convert their hulls into dwellings for the homeless.”

“What a terrific idea,” Jonathan said.

“I outfitted each one with two bedrooms, a bathroom with a shower, and a kitchenette,” Alan explained, “and a small common room with a dining table, a love seat, and two chairs.”

“Wow, that’s impressive,” Jonathan said. “So what happened?”

“I’ve invited members of the city council out here to take a look at these as prototypes, hoping that they would be as impressed as you are and give me a contract to make more in order to help address the epidemic of homelessness the city is trying to deal with.”

“And?”

Alan sighed. “They weren’t interested.”

“Why the hell not?” Jonathan asked. “It’s brilliant. You’re addressing a serious problem by offering a better life for the homeless and giving a second life to these old boats.”

“Yeah, well,” Alan said, “the majority of the city council members are Republican.”

Jonathan shook his head. “Say no more, my friend. Say no more.”


Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge prompt. Photo credit: One Big Photo.

20 thoughts on “MLMM Photo Challenge — A Second Life

  1. newepicauthor December 8, 2021 / 11:46 am

    When I looked at this picture, it didn’t dawn on me that they were upside down boats, nice story Fandango.

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  2. Marlapaige December 8, 2021 / 11:55 am

    I can honestly say that I saw these as everything, including housing for the three bears, EXCEPT upside down boats… sooo creative!

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      • Marlapaige December 8, 2021 / 2:18 pm

        I had read it and thought this Hass to be about the three bears, but then I figured that was too obvious, because I thought it And I was probably missing some thing major as it was 7 o’clock in the morning

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    • Fandango December 8, 2021 / 1:41 pm

      Ha! I figured either Hobbit houses or upside down boat hulls.

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      • Marlapaige December 8, 2021 / 3:13 pm

        Omg… hobbits! I totally missed that! Hobbits and upside down boats. Two things my brain totally didn’t see until you just said it

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  3. 100 Country Trek December 8, 2021 / 12:30 pm

    This is such a great story ..makes me smile ..and these images of these boats are some I saw in Cape Breton.

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  4. rugby843 December 8, 2021 / 3:04 pm

    Very cool idea

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