#FF — A scout finds her purpose

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PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays

The Belafonte was rounding Cape Horn, headed back to Pescespada Island, when Vikram called out to Pelé, “You’re not going to believe what I’m seeing!”

Pelé joined Vikram at the underwater observation porthole; his eyes grew wide as he gasped.

Go get Steve and everybody!”

Soon the entire crew was gathered around, agog. Were they hallucinating?

One of the albino dolphin scouts was not swimming alone. Beside her was Ned, naked, smiling, undulating – very much alive.

Jane, tears rolling down her cheeks, looked down, put a hand on Ned Jr.’s blond head, and said, “That’s your daddy.”

[100 words]

 

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” is one of my all-time favorite movies. It instantly came to mind when I saw the photo prompt. It was with great joy that I wrote this fan-fic piece.

The Life Aquatic The Belafonte | Etsy
“The Belafonte”

 

 

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

51 Comments Add yours

  1. Gabriella says:

    Now you have made me want to watch the movie!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      You must then 🙂 Let me know what you think of it after you do. It’s as close to perfect as perfect can be.

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  2. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou looks real funny.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jim, you haven’t seen this movie!? Dang, you will love it. It is funny and so much more.

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  3. I haven’t seen the movie, but I enjoyed your story!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Susan 🙂

      Like

  4. Oh, it’s my favourite too, Li! ❤️
    Loved your story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      YAY ❤ Don't you wish this was the beginning of a sequel?

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      1. Certainly, I do!!❤️

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  5. Iain Kelly says:

    I will have to rewatch now, haven’t seen it since the cinema!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      It gets better to me every time I watch it. And the music! Mark Mothersbaugh, brainchild of Devo, does the soundtrack, along with Seu Jorge doing Bowie tracks.

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  6. Sadje says:

    This was nicely done Li.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        👍👍👍

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  7. neilmacdon says:

    At least Daddy wasn’t in charge of a Death Star

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  8. plaridel says:

    a snap from the movie? i want to watch it now. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      I hope you do. Let me know what you think of it!

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  9. draliman says:

    I’ve never heard of the film but swimming with the dolphins sounds fun!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      If you watch movies at all, watch this one. Then read my story again and you’ll be overjoyed 🙂

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  10. Sandra says:

    That was a lovely story. The stuff that fairy tales and dreams are made of. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sandra, very glad you enjoyed the story.

      Like

  11. Dear Lisa,

    I wonder where Ned has been. At any rate, I love the story. Someday I want to swim with dolphins. And I think we should gather the FF group and see the movie together. 😉 How fun would that be?

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle,
      I really love your idea and am glad you are a fan of the film. It’s a good’n.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

      Like

  12. Wow! That’s so fascinating! Must watch the movie now 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jolly, I feel you would love the film 🙂

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      1. I did watch the trailer 🙂

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  13. Looks like you’ve you got us all adding the movie to our must-watch list! Nice one.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      It’s a winner! Thanks, Keith.

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  14. memadtwo says:

    Don’t we all dream of returning to the sea? (K)

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  15. pvcann says:

    Ah, to be free and connected, beautiful story.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Paul.

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      1. pvcann says:

        Very welcome Lisa

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  16. Bill says:

    Awww. That was certainly special and uplifting to read. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bill.

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      1. Bill says:

        You’re welcome. 🙂

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  17. Tannille says:

    Sounds like a great movie. Love when art inspires art. 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting, Tannille.

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  18. Nobbinmaug says:

    “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” is one of those movies I’ve always wanted to watch but never have for whatever reason. I’m going to add it to my watchlist right now. Done!

    Dotty looks like the opposite of Ms. Fancybottom. I forgot her name. Dotty’s diving into the camera face first.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Good on the watchlist (hoping at the top) 🙂
      Mlady and Dotty are very different from each other, you’re right. Mlady is transparent, can be a bully to Dotty, is very affectionate, loves to be brushed, and likes water. Dotty lived in a cage for a couple of years so she is more anxious and withdrawn, timid under Dotty’s bullying until she’s had enough then watch out, affectionate in small doses, likes to curl up in her little bed next to me when I’m on the computer. She doesn’t like to be combed (brush is too much for her short hair.) She hates water except to drink. Things they have in common: watching all life forms outside, catching unfortunate bugs that get inside, and chasing the laser pointer.

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      1. Nobbinmaug says:

        That sounds a lot like a pair of cats I used to have. George used to ride on my shoulder. Tasha used to growl and hiss and swat when she was tired of being pet.

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  19. subroto says:

    Fun story, now I want to watch this movie.

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  20. Lovely story. Now I want to see this movie you mention.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Please do.

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  21. granonine says:

    Jade, you never fail to bring an entirely different perspective to the. prompt 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, my mind has a mind of its own 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Nice tale. Never heard of the film.
    Ronda

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ronda. It’s a good one.

      Like

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