#FF — Just Another Day in Paradise

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PHOTO PROMPT ยฉ Ted Strutz

Just Another Day in Paradise

She works until 5. He’s hitched the Siren 17 trailer to the back of his 4 cylinder truck, loads the cooler with bottles that will be icy soon, and waits.

She comes home, changes from suit to shorts, tank top, and flip-flops; grabs towels, sunscreen, and tupperware filled-with-crunchies and is ready.

After nabbing a bag of ice at Quik Mart, last stop before the marina is Subway. His sub is all meats and cheeses; hers all veggies except tomatoes, light on the jalapeno and banana peppers.

Within a half-hour, they are slowly pulling away from the dock on Mystery Ship.

[100 words]

This is a fictionalized story of a summer routine my ex- and I used to follow in the summer. Michigan can be brutal with cold weather in winter, but it truly is paradise in summer. As we lived within a few minutes of the marina at the time, it was a sweet way to spend afternoons and evenings.

Thanks to Ted for his photo, which brought the memories back.

siren 17
not our boat, but an identical one to it

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the egalitarian host of Friday Fictioneers.

55 Comments Add yours

  1. calmkate says:

    sounds pretty idyllic, you set the scene well!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It was good times. Thanks, Kate.

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      1. calmkate says:

        glad you have some fond memories ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Sounds like heaven to me!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ It was, Iain.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Sadje says:

    Great take on the prompt

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, thank you. I have to turn to fond memories these days.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        A good post.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. plaridel says:

    it was wonderful, just as the title said. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed the story, Plaridel. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  5. neilmacdon says:

    Them were the days

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Carol anne says:

    Awesome! Great story โค

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks much, Carol Anne

      Like

  7. Irene says:

    It is amazing what free association of ideas brings up; it was a beautifully developed story from an empty sandwich wrap.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Irene. I was happy to be reminded of those times. The mind stores things in its own mysterious way, I guess ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Lovely little setting!

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  9. memadtwo says:

    So appealing. All waters are healing. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes they are, for us water babies.

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  10. Sandra says:

    Sounds idyllic. Took me back to my cruising days.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, Sandra!

      Like

  11. What a lovely story. I felt relaxed just reading it!

    Here’s mine!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Keith, glad to help.

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  12. Dale says:

    Sounds like they’ve got their routine down pat to take advantage of every last second!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Uh-huh ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. draliman says:

    Something to look forward to after a hard day at work!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, yes it was ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  14. James McEwan says:

    What a great way to relax and enjoy the weather. I enjoyed your story of your excursion and feel jealous.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh to go back to those times. Glad you enjoyed the telling, James.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Lovely and well told. The idyllic, indulgent nature of the day, seeped out of every word.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for the wonderful comment, Michael.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Dear Lisa,

    Sounds like a pleasant routine. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the pleasant tone in the midst of distressing times.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thank you much, yes it was and very glad you enjoyed the story.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  17. Mike says:

    Loved the way you put this together. It felt like I was there.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Mike thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚

      Like

  18. Nobbinmaug says:

    That sounds like a great way to spend a summer.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. granonine says:

    My Terry grew up in the Upper Peninsula. He still thinks it’s the best place on earth! Your story makes me want to go there and take a picnic lunch ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, Iive in the Lower Peninsula, almost directly across the lake from Milwaukee. My son went to college in the UP though, so I don’t blame you for wanting to go there and take a picnic lunch ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. pennygadd51 says:

    Very deft rendering of a pleasant routine.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Penny, glad you enjoyed the story.

      Like

  21. Hope they spend some wonderful time ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Moumita ๐Ÿ™‚

      Like

  22. Sounds like a wonderful life… strangely enough this sounds like our days in summer under social distancing…

    Liked by 1 person

  23. subroto says:

    Nice one. After reading this I want to take the next week off.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh this sounds like the set up to a perfect holiday escape. Nicely done. I could almost feel the warmth of the sun in the car

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Laurie!

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  25. tedstrutz says:

    That’s the best kind of photo that can bring back memories. Sweet story.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Like

  26. You conjured up the scene so vividly— sounds fabulous.

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