#FF — Affirmation


PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Bird and Gato made a strange pair. Bird believed that extraterrestrials bestowed humankind with technology; then continued their contact through advising, abducting, and probing us. Gato was raised Christian; he’d been saved at age five and waited patiently for The Return of Jesus. Married twenty-five years, we believed their heated debates helped keep their union vibrant.

While sipping coffee with them at our weekly breakfast at Melba’s, the whole place began to shimmy. A bright, decorated disc materialized above. It looked like a church spaceship.

Bird and Gato looked up, then at each other, and said simultaneously, “I was right!”

[100 words]

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

66 Comments Add yours

  1. That is so a major problem with symbolism. Mankind can see different things in the same circumstances, which can so be confusing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It does keep things interesting though 🙂

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  2. Sadje says:

    This was very fun Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you and glad you enjoyed it, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome ☺️

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, I’d love to know which of them was really right – or is it neither of them!?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 I have a feeling they are going to find out…

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  4. neilmacdon says:

    If it looks like a church and moves like a spaceship, I reckon it must be a duck. Fun story Jade, and an intriguing exploration of the way we see what we believe

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Neil, thank you for your wonderful comment.

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  5. Anita says:

    Great to be proven correct! Intersting.
    I have a sci-fi story too this time.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Anita, thanks for reading and your comment. Will be checking out your story in a bit…

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  6. Anita says:

    “Interesting”

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  7. Dale says:

    Haha! I love it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Dale!

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      1. Dale says:

        🙂 Pleasure.

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  8. Michael says:

    Great use of the prompt, which I saw as a dragons eye,

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It is a fascinating image isn’t it. Will be reading your story about the dragon’s eye soon, I know it will be good.

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  9. memadtwo says:

    Exactly what it looks like. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I know! Can’t wait to read what others wrote about it.

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  10. Funny story, Lisa. That photo almost could be the cover of an ELO album!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Christian, that it could! It’s a neat image.

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  11. Danny James says:

    A spaceship. Now that’s cool.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Danny!

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  12. Sandra says:

    So very perceptive. Shortly one of them will find out they weren’t, but hey… that’s for later.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sandra!

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  13. Dear Lisa,

    This made me laugh out loud. Glad I wasn’t sipping my coffee when I read the last line. Brava!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, so glad it got you laughing 🙂 Thank you.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  14. They say opposites attract. At least it made them both happy! Nice one Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Keith 🙂

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  15. ahtdoucette says:

    I love this take on the prompt! I was staring at that for a while, trying to think what it made me think of, I think you may have nailed it. Such lovely incongruity, like this relationship.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Anne, for reading and your comment.

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  16. GHLearner says:

    Hehe, this made me smile. A church spaceship, what a unique idea.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gah, so happy it pleased you. Thanks.

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  17. Bill says:

    OMG, Lisa. May the saints preserve us. Nothing like a forever spiritual argument to preserve a marriage. 🙂 Very well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LMAO, Bill. Fiction puts the wand in our hands. Thank you 🙂

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  18. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Fun story Lisa…I was ready for sometrhing dark just in case lol.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      haha! It’s been awhile since I wrote dark hasn’t it. Maybe I’ll write a dark one just for you.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I would like that!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Be on the lookout…

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            I sure will!

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  19. Margaret says:

    25 years of arguing! I love how you built your story around such an imaginative idea. I love the concept of a ‘church spaceship’. Very entertaining.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Pleased you are pleased. Thank you for your kind feedback, Margaret.

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  20. James McEwan says:

    I found a sense of comedy in this and enjoyed the story. it seems , no matter what you believe you can prove you are right because of that belief. I must admit it is an impressive structure, spaceship or church or what?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      James, so glad you saw the humor in this. You’re absolutely right about belief systems. I think back to that old children’s song, with a refrain of, “the Bible tells me so.” and think about how many have wielded that like a weapon. Yes, it is a lovely “church spaceship.” 🙂

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  21. pennygadd51 says:

    You’re right – it does look like a spaceship. Great last sentence – you had me grinning. I guess now they’ll boldly go into the starship and kneel in front of the altar.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL! I am guessing you are right! Thank you for the fun comment, Penny.

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  22. jillyfunnell says:

    Great take on the prompt and I love their names. It all made me smile.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jilly thank you very much and glad it made you smile.

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  23. granonine says:

    Some day, somewhere, we will all know who was right–Zing and Zang, maybe?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Maybe that’s who is driving the ship? I hope so. I’m sure they’ll have a lot of fun traveling the galaxy and/or heaven.

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  24. plaridel says:

    folks believe what they wanted to believe. 🙂

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  25. Tannille says:

    Haha people believe what they want to believe.

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  26. i b arora says:

    perhaps they are being saved finally

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, we don’t know what’s next…

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  27. Vartika says:

    They find the Middle ground. Fun story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you, Vartika.

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  28. Nobbinmaug says:

    That was a fun story, but also an excellent statement on how people can interpret facts however best suits them.

    My dad used to have a cat named El Gato. Interestingly, my brother had a bird named Mr. Kitty.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Nobbin. I like pet names. Mr. Kitty the Bird especially. How big was Mr. Kitty, btw? (imagining pterodactyl)

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      1. Nobbinmaug says:

        He was a parakeet. Hahaha. He had a few. An actual cat got one of them. It might have been him.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Oh, the irony.

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  29. Laurie Bell says:

    Hahaha they are well suited for each other. Clever take on the prompt

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Laurie 🙂

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