Friday Fictioneers: Ohio Smith & The Gooey Gull Guano

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.

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Ohio Smith & The Gooey Gull Guano

Ohio Smith tied his rowboat to a rock and swam past the crabby lobsters that pinched him from Ohio to Smith.

The cliff held a cave that was only visible on sunny days from March to June between 13:17 and 13:49.

In the cave, Dr. Smith found the hardened-guano gull idol thought sacred by ancient gull-worshiping people. Grabbing the idol and dodging an onslaught of gulls that would have terrified Hitchcock, he escaped to the ocean where the statue liquified, covering the good doctor in gooey gull guano. He reached the rock as his rowboat floated toward the shore.

More of Ohio Smith’s Misadventures

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  1. Those gull worshipers deserve as much Gull Guano they want. Not for me, it becomes a game of hit and miss when visiting the sea side. I was not sure If I should laugh, but there is a kind of schadenfreude sense in this.

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    1. I used to live a mile from the ocean. I ran on the beach every day. When I was in school, there were guano bombs everywhere. The gulls didn’t even bother drying them first.

      His ineptitude is the joke, so yeah.

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