To Sail or to SUP, That is the Question


To-Sail-or-SUPTwo young men sat on a wooden bench gazing at the water. Windsurfers, they were waiting anxiously for the wind to start blowing. Their scraggly, bleach-blonde hair hung limply under their ball caps.

“Hey dude,” said Jerry, “Think it’s gonna blow today?”

“Not sure, man,” replied Jacob. “There’s not even a wind shadow.”

“Bummer,” said Jerry, as he shaded his eyes, squinting into the sun. “You could always kite…”

Jacob jerked his head toward Jerry and said, “F**k no, man, that sh!t’s dangerous. People die kite-boarding, man.”

“So what’re you gonna do, dude?” asked Jerry.

Jacob thought for a moment, looking down at his sandy flip-flops, and replied in a barely audible voice, “I’m thinking about going out for a paddle.”

This time it was Jerry’s head that jerked toward Jacob, blue eyes wide with disbelief, “Whaaaat? You’re gonna SUP? Sh!t, dude, that’s for pussies.”

“Stand-up paddling is a good workout, man, don’t you know? Jacob huffed and said, “My girlfriend is buff from all the SUPing she does, so why the hell not?”

“Well, dude, it’s gonna be windy, I can feel it,” insisted Jerry.

Jacob smiled and looked at Jerry. “So, Jer, why should I sit around waiting for the wind, when I can paddle now?”

To Sail or to SUP, that is the question; Wind, or no wind, that is the answer.

Writing 101–Day Seven: Give and Take
Today’s Prompt: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else. Twist: Make it a dialogue.

This also serves as my post for BeWOW Wednesday, a weekly challenge from Ronovan Writes.

12 Comments on “To Sail or to SUP, That is the Question

  1. Liked the dialog. You’re really doing well with the Writing 101 assignments. I’m way behind myself after the first one. I went away for several days, spent a while doing taxes for my mom, son, and myself, planning a trip to Germany, and technical proofreading and editing of several books. I’ll see if I can catch up, but it’s not going to be easy at this point. I haven’t had a chance to post anything else either. Anyway, I’m enjoying your posts.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I noticed you were absent! Just do what you can, you sure have been busy. I am about to work on today’s assignment, much better than yesterday’s. Thanks for the encouragement!! And Germany sounds delightful–maybe one of these days for me!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. What a funny story. My brother got injured kite surfing and had to swim a ling way back yikes.

    Liked by 1 person

      • Thanks for following me too. I wouldn’t dare to kite surf myself. I wish I’d have tried sand yachting when I saw it that looks fun but safe.

        Liked by 1 person

What is YOUR perspective? (Please note that when you visit, like, comment on, and share my blog posts, you are agreeing with the storage and handling of your data by WordPress. My privacy statement is in the above menu).

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Wanderlust and Wonderment

My writing and photo journey of inspiration and discovery

Abrie dink hardop

Jy is wat jy dink - nie wat jy dink jy is nie. Dit help soms om hardop te lag vir wat jy dink of dink jy is.

Picture Retirement

retired from work, not life

Geriatri'x' Fotogallery

...out of a digital shoebox


The world is best viewed through the ears of a horse.

It's a Britta Bottle!

Small Stories of a Twenty-Something Adventuring Through Life

Live Laugh RV

Our next Chapter

Traveling at Wits End

Improving travel photography one step at a time.


An Occasional Diary of Everyday Life and Travel in the U.K. and sometimes elsewhere

Change Is Hard

...but change is certain.


~photo blogging just for the heck of it~

Na'ama Yehuda

Speech Language Pathologist, Writer, Blogger -- musings, anecdotes, stories, quotes, life lessons and growth

flying goannas

”Follow your heart while you’re alive. Put perfume on your head , clothe yourself with fine linen…make holiday and don’t tire of it” Harpist song 1400 BC

Next Phase In Fitness & Life

Living a full life of fitness & fun in my senior years

%d bloggers like this: