Mr. Edwards and the Open Road, #Friday Fictioneers

Every time I think I can’t possibly find a story within the photo prompt, Mr. Edwards, my novel time traveler, nudges me and begs for another 100 words.  The poor man tries to squeeze every last thrill out of his 100 word life.  We should all do the same.

Will he ever get the girl? Will he ever get his own novel life? Those are the unanswered questions which in fact do not worry him in the least.

We can all learn from Mr. Edwards, “It’s the journey that matters not the destination. Don’t wait until the last page to really live.”

Photo credit @The Reclining Gentleman
Photo credit @The Reclining Gentleman

Mr. Edwards and The Open Road

By Tracey Delaplain

In a supreme effort to impress Ms. Fanny before the dastardly handsome Juan Wayne would steal her heart in chapter 17, Mr. Edwards divined the brilliant idea to take her on a road trip, whereby he could woo her without interruption. He tiptoed out of chapter 13, his appearance on the page would after all not be missed until chapter 17, whereby without an intervention, the widow Fanny would reject his fumbled advances.
The fact that Mr. Edwards had never driven and had forgotten to pick up the widow was of no consequence. He appropriated a chariot and took to the open road. Speeding down the causeway at 10 mph he welcomed the police escort.

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I know, I know, I’m over Mr. Edwards’ 100 word allotment but give the guy a break he so loves to steal a few extra words.
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49 Comments Add yours

  1. I enjoy how your character is moving around between chapters and that last paragraph is a hoot! Thanks for the laugh.

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    1. You are welcome. I laughed at his antics too.

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  2. Bodhirose says:

    Haha…clever how the poor Mr. Edwards can tip-toe between chapters and not be missed. Love the chariot escort by the police too!

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    1. Thanks Bobhirose. If you haven’t seen Mr. Edwards before be sure and read his first two adventures. He’s getting bolder.

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      1. Bodhirose says:

        No, this was my first experience with Mr. Edwards. I’ll have to check out his other adventures…quite intriguing.

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  3. Margaret says:

    I hope he succeeds, but I don’t like his chances. Can he hop back in between chapters 13 and 17 and collect Ms Fanny? Good fun.

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    1. We shall see. He seems to live a charmed and novel life Margaret.

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  4. No one can say Mr. Edwards is shy. He weaves himself in and out of your chapters smoothly and quite proudly.
    Isadora 😎

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    1. Bumbling certainly – but not shy. Thanks for commenting Isadora

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  5. plaridel says:

    this one made me smile. bless you. πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m so glad to make you smile. It’s good medicine. Thanks

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  6. LOL. An enjoyable romp between the pages. Gave me a good smile.

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  7. Lovely. Methinks an intervention could help him achieve the bliss he seeks with the obviously stunning Miss Fanny.

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    1. Any girl that gets Mr. Edwards better be an adventuress. Let’s hope he can stay on the page long enough to enjoy the courtship or maybe he’s a one night on the page kind of guy.

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  8. Sandra says:

    It must be nice to move around the chapers of your life at will. A novel concept. (Geddit?) πŸ™‚

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    1. Got it πŸ™‚ I think some folks would like to delete a few chapters too.

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  9. Dear Tracey,

    Mr. Edwards has quite a novel life. Characters do have a way of writing their own stories, in his case, particular chapters.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Just think, without FF he would have never left the page.
      “Uh…Ms. Tracey, I’m still stuck on the page.”
      “Mr. E, kindly stay out of my comments.”

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  10. mjlstories says:

    Love Mr Edwards! The Brit in me is cheering on this under-dog, under-appreciated character and willing him to embrace life and get the girl (any girl!).

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    1. I love Mr. Edwards too. If he gets the girl then she better have gumption! He’s going places.

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  11. yarnspinnerr says:

    I enjoyed the creative take and the link to different chapters in a book. Great job.

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  12. gahlearner says:

    I so love to read about Mr. Edwards, and this chapter of his life is another hilarious example of him beating the odds. There only remains the question: does Ms. Fanny deserve him? I hope she’s not a timid one…

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    1. Ooo, just think what adventures a Mrs. Edwards would get into.

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  13. Poor Mr Edwards.. I think a chariot could charm anyone though, but you have to bring her along..

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    1. Minor details, minor details.
      ha ha
      Thanks Bjorn

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  14. Amy Reese says:

    Mr. Edwards is quite the romantic. A chariot and a police escort. Perhaps he longs for another time…of course not without Ms. Fanny! Very funny, Tracey. I’m highly entertained.

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    1. I really saw him in modern time not understanding that having police follow up whilst you drive 10 mph is not a good thing. He is so innocent and oblivious. I love him though.

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      1. Amy Reese says:

        I thought it was like a police escort because he was so important. I see now.

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      2. He thinks he’s important, of course, but he is bumbling.

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      3. Amy Reese says:

        Ha ha! I’m familiar with that, Tracey. 😊

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  15. k rawson says:

    That was smashing good fun!

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    1. smashing, love that word – thanks

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  16. Cute story and enjoyable read!

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    1. This character makes me joyful. He’s so positive that things will always work out. Thanks Joy

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  17. draliman says:

    Poor Mr Edwards, bumbling his way around the novel. Nice of the police to make sure he’s safe πŸ™‚
    I can’t wait to see what he gets up to next!

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    1. Me thinks he better drop back into the novel before they throw him in jail.
      Thanks Ali

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  18. Ula says:

    I love this story. Mr. Edwards is a great character. You definitely will not be bored without him. And I like his approach to life, even if it fictional.

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    1. Thanks Ula. I like his philosophy too.

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  19. Clever and funny πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Sarah. I liked your guest post on Lucy’s BlondeUsK.

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  20. ansumani says:

    You need to let Mr.E out of the chapters now and them to entertain us Tracey! Nicely done fun piece πŸ™‚

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    1. You act as though I can actually stop him from wandering about. Ha ha

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  21. Mr. Edwards is an amusing character.

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  22. BunKaryudo says:

    Maybe the fact that he was a little over the 100 word limit was why the police were escorting him. I like the idea of characters sneaking out of chapters, by the way. It makes sense, doesn’t it. If you don’t turn up until page 975 of War and Peace, why wouldn’t you slip out to watch a movie or buy and ice cream?

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    1. Exactly. I think I would have to take a vacation from War and Peace for sure. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
      Tracey

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      1. BunKaryudo says:

        You’re welcome. I enjoyed my visit.

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  23. Love the name Juan Wayne!

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    1. Thank you. It sounds silly now with a re-read.

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