Friday Fictioneer: The Mystery of the Chair in The Middle of The Lake #amwriting #flashfiction 


Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting FF.

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Credit: Ted Strutz

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“Hey Liz, what’s your kitchen chair doing out in the middle of the lake?” Barb asked.

Liz was perplexed, “My first thought was that my boys had done this, thinking it would be funny. But this is just the type of thing their Dad would think was hilarious too.”

“Maybe Mark did it?” 

“No he was out like a light at 10:00 pm. The boys were genuinely surprised about the chair and ran to the window to see it. I actually believe they didn’t do it,” Liz said. 

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The next day the snow was blizzarding, the temperatures so frigid the lake froze thickly. When warmer weather returned Liz saw her Dad outside fishing through a hole in the ice. 

She smiled walking out to the ice where her Dad sat:”Dad, did you move this chair outside for fishing?” 

Liz’s Dad laughed,” I did not. But it was just sitting here so I figured why not use it?” 

The mystery of the chair in the middle of the lake continues. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved.

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22 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneer: The Mystery of the Chair in The Middle of The Lake #amwriting #flashfiction 

  1. Michael Wynn February 11, 2017 / 3:29 am

    Will we ever know who did it. So far all the obvious suspects are ruled out. Perhaps it was her, sleepwalking.

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    • mandibelle16 February 11, 2017 / 11:24 am

      Thanks for reading Michael. I’m not sure myself.

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  2. Lynn Love February 11, 2017 / 6:29 am

    Lovely story, Amanda. I wonder if the mystery of the chair is ever solved … 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 February 11, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Thank you Lynn. I’m not sure, it’s just one if those things I think. I couldn’t think of why the chair would be out there other than a natural disaster or something as many other writers for this prompt thought.

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  3. Joy Pixley February 11, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    Maybe the chair was trying to run away, and only got that far? After ruling out all the logical possibilities, start considering the illogical ones, I guess!

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    • mandibelle16 February 11, 2017 / 7:14 pm

      Haha you are right. I think the chair felt abused or neglected so he ran away and stayed at the lake because he liked the view out on the lake lol.

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      • Joy Pixley February 11, 2017 / 7:32 pm

        Oh, that’s the nicest explanation I’ve heard yet! I like to imagine the chair is happy in the lake. 🙂

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  4. michael1148humphris February 12, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    Perhaps the chair was on the lookout for a partner.🙂

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