First Line Friday: May 8th, 2020

Thanks to Dylan Hughes for setting this fortnightly challenge

Your line for this week is:

“I gave up on feeling brave a long time ago.”

‘I gave up on feeling brave a long time ago? That’s what he said?’
‘Yep. He just sat there in the middle of it all and ate his rations calm as you like.’
‘Was he on anything?’
‘Not that I know of, but it wouldn’t matter if he was. He’s an example to us all.’
‘It’s a good picture. You gonna give it to him for his wife?’
‘I might, though apparently she’s the reason he didn’t consider himself brave in all this.’
‘By all accounts her cooking was abysmal and he took his life in his hands every time he put a fork to his mouth. He said being on the frontline was a doddle in comparison.’
The men laughed and the subject of their conversation grinned across at them.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to First Line Friday: May 8th, 2020

  1. Sadje says:

    Ha ha this is great story.

  2. That would be Douglas, as I can’t cook a lick.

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