Meet the Robinsons – Friday Fictioneers

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, where writers across the globe are challenged to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. Thanks to C. Hase for this week’s photo. As always, thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for her dedicating her time and energy to leading the group.

Everyone is welcome. Why not join in? Visit Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple blog for detailed instructions.

Below is my contribution.


Genre: Humor 

Meet the Robinsons*

“Every time I walk outside, I get damn near knocked over.” Bill walks outside to face his enemy. “Hey, watch where you’re going! You monsters.”

“Bill, they’re just people.”

“And my mortgage is through the roof,” said Bill.

Foregoing his beach lifestyle for a cabin n the woods, Bill packs it up and drives off with his family.

Somewhere in the mountains:

“Do you hear that silence?”

His kids shiver underneath blankets, unable to speak.

“Throw another log on the fire, will ya? I can’t face the snowdrifts tonight.”


“I was thinking, why don’t we just go on a voyage together?”

“No, dad” the kids sad. “We don’t wanna go. We might end up shipwrecked on an island or something.”


*The Robinsons are not unlike that other Robinson family. You may recall the Swiss Family Robinson? I’m making a little joke and added the line to hopefully help it make sense. Of course, I’m a bit over word count wise, but usually I’m so good. πŸ™‚

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61 thoughts on “Meet the Robinsons – Friday Fictioneers

    1. Thanks. I was playing a little joke with this, a prequel of sorts to the Swiss Family Robinson story. I added a line so it makes more sense. Hopefully! They’re headed on a voyage to only be shipwrecked. See…ha ha. Thanks for reading and commenting.


  1. Bill seems a little scatter-brained (and I should know). I was hoping we were going to hear something about Mrs. Robinson. After all, we’ve got a whole new crop of graduates. πŸ™‚


    1. Hi Russell, I’m actually referring to that other Robinson clan. The Swiss Family Robinson one. Ha! I added a line. I’m way over my limit but maybe it makes more sense now. Thanks!


    1. Oh, so they’re the Bills now. That works for me. Yeah, he’s off his rocker. Let’s just skip on this story. Tonight! Let’s go tonight. I’ll just go pack my bags now. πŸ™‚


  2. I don’t know that Swiss Robinson family, but this family seems to be centered on the dad who seems to be more than a tad selfish. But then, aren’t all parents who decide that this here is where and how we live. Children have to put up with this, and maybe these here will later actually look bac fondly. It’s a great take on the prompt.


    1. The Swiss Family Robinson become shipwrecked on an island. See that’s where they’re headed. The dad will have no choice but to stay put then. I don’t know the story that well but I do know they end up living in a wonderful treehouse! The kids might like that. Thanks so much for reading and your comments, Gah.


  3. Amy, I like the Swiss Family Robinson reference. I always thought that looked like so much fun, being shipwrecked on an island. Maybe a bit more than living in a cabin surrounded by snowdrifts. πŸ™‚

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    1. Sure, what are those kids thinking? Don’t they know they’re going to live in a treehouse? What could be more fun than that? This story didn’t quite work out for me. Not really. I’m always happy if I write though no matter what. πŸ™‚

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  4. You are indeed always good, Randy (see comment in Randy’s section)… and ironically, with wonderful dialogue and fun storytelling. I love the idea of this muddled family following dad in his topsy turvy way. This was a fun one, Amy; really enjoyed it!

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  5. Sounds like his family is destined to keep moving. Poor wife and family. He doesn’t seem to know what he wants. I liked the movie though. It was creative and fun. Well done, Any, even if it was over the word count a bit. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


    1. I suppose he is a bit desperate, Suzanne. Perhaps when he arrives at the island he will learn to relax. Thanks so much. This week I’ll try to do better on that word count. πŸ™‚


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