That First Step

Photo by: C.E. Ayr

Herbert and Gil stood before the black & white photo of Paris. “It’s magical,” said Herbert. “You step into it, and you’re in Paris.”

“That’s incredible,” said Gil. “It must have been wonderful. I can’t wait to go!”

“Yeah, I suppose. My first day was rough.”

“Why? You’d get to see the Eiffel Tower.”

“Well, you enter Paris at that exact spot.”

“Yeah, right at the Seine. Imagine the sights, the sounds!”

“Broke my leg and damn near drowned.”

“You slipped and fell?”

Herbert sighed and handed Gil a parachute. “This is an aerial photograph. That first step is a doozy.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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16 Responses to That First Step

  1. Oh! This is so fun. The build-up is spot on. Thanks for the smile.

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  2. Dear Eric,

    You do see the world differently than most, don’t you? You made me laugh. 😀




  3. Hah! I didn’t see that last line coming! I guess Herbert didn’t want Gil to be the FALL GUY. 🙂


  4. msjadeli says:

    Laughing out loud. I guess so!


  5. Nobbinmaug says:

    I got a good laugh from that one. You have to watch out for those little details.


  6. Lyn says:

    LOL would never have thought of that 😮 Ya gotta watch out for the obvious, hey, Eric. 😀


  7. Tannille says:

    The price artist pay for their work… Didn’t seem to deter him. 😀


  8. draliman says:

    Ha! There’s often a catch to these things 🙂


  9. Dale says:

    Hahaha! I was figuring the “drop” was not gonna be easy! Always fun, Eric!


  10. James McEwan says:

    At least he survived and returned, what an exciting way to travel the world, perhaps a helicopter would come in useful. I loved the imaginative take on the photo.


  11. Tech is always amazing until it isn’t….It’s the same with magic.


  12. granonine says:

    Made me smile. A doozy of a step, indeed!


  13. I want one of those paintings, but I don’t think I’d be too crazy about the entry point. Great story!


  14. I’m with Alicia. You set the punchline up perfectly.


  15. Good one! My first laugh-out-loud of the day. And it’s 6pm.


  16. subroto says:

    Ha! Ha! There is always a catch. Nice one.


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