Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 02-23 through 02-29-2016

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Ellespeth’s friend. Thank you Ellespeth’s friend!
Scaffolding Dare 
“Let’s just see how brave Harold is since he is always bragging about it,” Sean said to Ronald.
“What do you have in mind?”
“Scaffolding,”  Sean replied.  “We can dare him to climb the scaffolding set up against the Marcus building.”
“Good idea!”
When Harold heard the dare given to him, he agreed right away.
They met by the scaffolding at eight p.m. , Harold climbed up ten feet, then gave Sean and Ronald a counter dare.
Sean and Ronald began climbing up.
When they were standing on the same board as Harold the board slipped and all of them almost fell off.
There was a light flashing on them and a police officer  demanded they climb down immediately.
They sat in the police car, reprimanded, and allowed to leave with the understanding of how foolish and dangerous the dare was.
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Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved


22 thoughts on “SCAFFOLDING DARE

  1. Definitely a guy thing, daring each other to do ridiculous things that could end badly. I guess they got lucky because everyone was find and the police only reprimanded them. Nice job Jessie.


    • Good question! My guess is they will come up with another dare and it may be even more dangerous and less likely to be witnessed by the police. Or….a better thought would be since they almost fell, it woke them up to the danger of such stupid ideas.


    • Thank you, Joy! The photo reminded me of monkey bars and back in school the boys were always daring each other to do crazy things on them. (Some people probably don’t know about monkey bars…😁,) I don’t know if the law allows them any more now that it seems every thing just about is too dangerous for kids to do! It makes me wonder how a generation of people managed to survive such “dangerous ” things in their life.


      • Hahaha! I sure do remember monkey bars! We use to love to play on them. No wonder all kids do anymore is sit in their bedrooms and play video games! They don’t have any monkey bars to play with! Haha! Really, it’s too bad they are taking playground equipment away.

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  2. Yes, very risky! I guess if you need a job, you may be faced with the decision to risk it or keep looking for a job . If it pays well, that may influence your decision too. Thank you for reading and commenting. 😃


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