What is It?

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PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

It’s a torch, for occult ceremonies.  Skulls go in the tray

I say it’s exercise equipment for gnome children.

It’s a bird zapper.  Ten trillion volts and, pow! they’re vaporized.

I think it’s a beacon for space aliens.

It’s a ghost catcher.

No, a fairy playground.

Medieval torture device.  Looks wicked to me.

I think it’s a huge watch tower for ants.

No, it’s a… oops, here come some adults.

Hey kids, playing through.  Move aside.

Watcha doin’?

Playing Frisbee golf.  That’s sixth hole.

Frisbee Golf?  That’s weird.

Adults imagine the strangest things.

Yeah.  They’re funny that way.

Yep.  Odd.

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Word count = 100

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47 thoughts on “What is It?

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I just Googled in and found that it is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It was actually created in the 1920s! I knew about, but didn’t know much. I have seen courses on occasion.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      So many possibilities in that odd thing…. I guess disk golf is an American thing, but then again, a lot of Americans here on FF had no idea what it was either! Obviously a niche sport.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          It has been around for a while and I know people my age (50s) that play it, but mostly it is a game played by Millennials, people in their 20s and 30s. Actually, I just Googled it, and it became a sport in the 1920s! There has been a world championship since the early ’80s. It does have a large international presence, including Australia. Right now it is one of the fastest growing sport in the world, and as far as the US goes, it is the fourth largest based on number of participants (which I guess includes Rochelle ;) )

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I was surprised at how many Friday Fictioneer participants haven’t heard of Frisbee golf (I guess it is officially called “disk golf” to be non-brand specific). Thanks.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I bet the kids so no contradiction in that statement ;) Everything grownups do is a bit weird, and there is little stranger than disk golf (the actual game is brand neutral, but most people know Frisbee.)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I play Frisbee, but have never played Frisbee golf. I’ve seen people playing, though, and so recognized it. If i didn’t know, I doubt if I’d have quite the imagination as the kids in the story trying to figure it out…

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  1. Christine Goodnough

    Good story. I’m sure children would see endless possibilities. But can it really be for catching Frisbees? I thought those blue things looked pretty familiar. My muse was really out to lunch but I have seen bird feeders shaped somewhat like this. :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The name of the photo gave it away to me, since I have seen people play. There is a small park where I grew up that now has one set up. If you look closely at the photo you can see the Frisbees in it.

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