Welcome to Microfiction Monday, at Stony River: a writing life, where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer.
[Hate counting letters and spaces? Try Design 215's character counter, which will count for you as you type. Microsoft Word will count for you too, of course, as part of its word count feature under the 'Review' tab.] Here's this week's picture, and my story to go with it.
Dad was a character actor. When the kids gingerly suggested he might be jumping the shark, he took it literally. It wasn't a happy landing.
(From Wikipedia: Jumping the shark is an idiom used to describe the moment of downturn for a previously successful enterprise. The phrase was originally used to denote the point in a television program's history where the plot spins off into absurd story lines or unlikely characterizations.)
Hope all Dads had a happier Father's Day than the one in my story! Have a great week everyone.