From childhood Earl’s dad had told him he was going far, so Earl is on his way!

At eight Earl wanted some roller skates.

At eighteen Earl wanted to race a motorcycle.

At twenty-eight  Earl wanted to own a Harley distributorship.

At thirty-eight Earl wanted to race a motor cycle.

At forty-eight Earl wanted to ride a motorcycle.

At fifty-eight Earl wanted to ride a motorcycle that would run.

At sixty-eight Earl gave up, dumped his old motor, and bought a bicycle.

At seventy-eight Earl bought a wheel chair.

At eight-eight Earl flew on Heavenly wings, proving Dad’s predictions true.


Written for Rochelle’s 100 word story based on picture prompt. Follow link to see other stories submitted for this challenge. https://rochellewisoff.com/

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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14 Responses to EARL GOES FAR

  1. James McEwan says:

    I think Earl’s story may apply to many of us, although riding motorcycles could be replaced by horse, or patches or fast cars or just roller blades.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I wanted some understanding of how important a dad’s predictions are to sons (and daughters) to keep them motivated. No matter the circumstances, Earl was motivated for a new goal. And in the end he was most successful for what really mattered and his dad was right. 😀 I ought to remember this near Father’s Day. Redo it a bit then when I will not be limited to 100 words.

  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    Very nice progression on wheels. Earl was not disappointed in the end.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Earl was a working man who probably spent his life looking down from the electric pole, enjoying the excitement of seeing a motorcycle whiz by. Earl was a good man. Thanks for your comment.

  3. atimetoshare.me says:

    Poor old Earl. He should’ve set his mind on electric cars instead.

  4. pennygadd51 says:

    I like your choice of examples to make up the story arc. From childhood to death spelled out in Earl’s relationship with motorbikes!

  5. msjadeli says:

    I like how you showed what he saw his mission was, as proclaimed by his dad, decade by decade. At least dad gave him something positive to work towards. Some aren’t as lucky.

  6. Michael says:

    Such is life.

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