Carpe Diem – Friday Fictioneers: 8th June, 2022

Jane wasn’t one to complain. However, this new-fangled motivational seminar was the last straw. She only attended under duress.

“We’re librarians. We don’t need all that motivational mumbo-jumbo?” She grumbled over morning tea. “What about all the potholes? It’s roadworks who need a rocket up the arse.”

“Must be the new mayor,” Daphne groaned. “He’s so positive, he’s painful. Doesn’t he realize we librarians prefer our adventures in books, NOT in real life?!”

Not anymore. Jane resigned. Booked a one-way ticket to Bali. She was last seen kayaking off a waterfall, and wasn’t alone.

She was finally living her dreams.


100 words PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

When I showed my husband this week’s prompt, he showed me photos of dare-devils kayaking off waterfalls. I must say them very impressive, reckless and also potentially stupid. Of course, I could ever do anything like that, only write about it. However, today I attended an motivational seminar via livestream called Standing Tall. It’s actually for teenagers. However, I wanted to see what it was about. I’d signed my kids up for it, and also thought I might benefit myself. After all, you’re never too old to learn. The livestream will be available for the next three months and I highly recommend you check it out. Here’s the link:

It’s a few years ago now…kayaking with Bilbo and Lady at Palm Beach.

This has been another contribution to Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wishoff-Fields at We’d love you to join us!

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24 thoughts on “Carpe Diem – Friday Fictioneers: 8th June, 2022

  1. pfiddlergal

    I like the idea of checking out a teeage seminar as a mature adult. Do the messages seem old hat? Do they apply? Have things changed so much?

  2. Frank Hubeny

    If I were kayaking off a waterfall I’d probably be carpe-ing the last diem of my life. Beautiful yellow kayak. I hope the dogs enjoyed the ride.

  3. Rowena Post author

    Thanks, Brenda. Kayaking off a waterfall sounds like a nightmare to me, but I enjoy a bit of kayaking but just on a very small, local level.

  4. Margaret

    This made me laugh. It reminded me of our daughter who has just gone through a similar process, for similar reasons, in her teaching job. She has just resigned and is looking forward to spending the whole winter season on the snowfields. Lucky for some.

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