Oscar’s Flight of Fancy – Friday Fictioneers, August 2021

Copyright Lisa Fox

“On this bike, son, I ride to the stars and back every night.”

“It really doesn’t look like it goes anywhere, grandad,” says Joshua doubtfully, surveying the rusting wreck.

“The power of a man’s imagination son,” Oscar says waving airily at the clouds, “the buoyancy of clouds… the inspiration of your dreams…”

“So how do you bring it back down to earth then?”

An ear-splitting voice echoes from the back of the house.

“You get your pontificatin’ fat ass in here this minute, Oscar.”

Oscar flushes dull red, scratches his stubble.

“Umm… you need a woman for that, son.”

Click to join the ride.

An edited version of written for a similar prompt back in 2013. No time to come up with something new for Friday Fictioneers as we had the grandies staying last week, and the rest of the family this week. Thanks to Rochelle, who looks to have had a terrific time meeting up with her family this last week.

About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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38 Responses to Oscar’s Flight of Fancy – Friday Fictioneers, August 2021

  1. Dale says:

    Haha! Love it, Sandra!


  2. neilmacdon says:

    Oscar and his missus seem to balance each other perfectly


  3. michael1148humphris says:

    Lovely piece of dialogue, I do feel for this couple


  4. Dear Sandra,

    I did have a wonderful time with my one and only sibling. It was hard to come back. I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at the end. It’s always fair to rework an oldie. This one is a gem.




  5. Anita says:

    Women are capable of so much!
    Oscar has great imagination & tremendous patience!
    My Story-The Key House


  6. Absolutely brilliant Sandra! Choose carefully, Joshua!


  7. GHLearner says:

    Oh ouch! Maybe he should try to take her with him on one of these rides, the landing might be less harsh. Great story.


  8. Ha, that’s good fun. Someone’s in trouble!


  9. Sue says:



  10. elmowrites says:

    I missed this first time round, Sandra, so I love the rerun. Bet the woman has a different perspective on this story, but I laughed at Oscar’s retort!


  11. athling2001 says:

    Grin:) Love it. Great take.


  12. msjadeli says:

    I was NOT expecting that at the end. What a funny and well-told story, Sandra!


  13. granonine says:

    So far, I’m just smiling and enjoying these really funny stories this week. Great take, Sandra.


  14. draliman says:

    Hee, fun! Made me smile 🙂


  15. Wonderful – though I feel sorry for Oscar!


  16. pennygadd51 says:

    Teehee! Down to earth with a bump! Beautiful comic timing, Sandra.


  17. Bear says:

    That… was funny! 🙂


  18. James McEwan says:

    Domestic subjugation is a killer of wild dreams.


  19. Sheena says:

    Typical seasoned couple banter. Thank you…. I had fun reading this.


  20. An entertaining story Sandra, with great dialogue. Love the ‘ear-splitting voice’ as the answer to boy’s question.


  21. Dora says:

    A good one! Can’t say I don’t appreciate Oscar’s sense of humour, something most Romantics don’t possess. :>)


  22. Will says:



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