Uncle Fantastic Flanagan : Friday Fictioneers 5June 2015


There were very few things impossible for Uncle Flanagan.

Seeing the anchor chain on the beach Jimmy drew Uncle Flanagan’s attention–

“This must be your match, care to pull?”

“Not interested. Pulled one in 1944 – emptied a whole lake!”

“Ahem – a whole lake?”

“Two submarines sunk my ship, followed them swimming to this lake inside a pacific island, with just a harpoon and 2 grenades.

A tap on lake-surface – the echo told me lake was deeper than the channel they used; had a rock as stopper; used the chained harpoon to yank off the stopper. The lake emptied.

2 Grenades in 2 empty torpedo silos did the rest.”

Uncle took the gum from bewildered Jimmy and walked off.

That was our Uncle Fantastic Flanagan.


A bit overboard this week with the number of words – but I really had to for this one!

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle! Rest of the fictions are at the froggy link.


28 responses to “Uncle Fantastic Flanagan : Friday Fictioneers 5June 2015

  1. your uncle sounds like an interesting character! Great take on the photo

  2. Love it! There could be a plug at the bottom of the ocean… 🙂

  3. Now that is a fantastic story. Fantastic.

  4. Interesting character….Is uncle Flanagan a flash fiction genius? Or did he really do all that stuff?

  5. Wow, I’d have loved Uncle Flanagan. What a fantastic(ally told) story.

    • Thanks Gah – all kids love Uncle Flanagan – for his Fantastic adventures – not bothered about losing their candies and foodstuff after the stories!

  6. At least Flanagan didn’t end all of his tale tales with a horrific pun!

  7. What a fabulous story! I really liked it. 🙂

  8. Well that was almost a big fish story.

  9. A fantastic tale from a storyteller’s storyteller. Well done.



  10. I can just see the huge plug at the end of that chain. Great character and a most entertaining story.

  11. Uncle Flanagan definitely sounds like a fantastic character! Great story. 🙂

  12. Boy, we could all use a Fantastic Flanagan in our family, whether it’s all real or not. Fun take!

    • You can always invite him over Perry! He usually spends time from one place to another with his bag full of stories and taking candies and other stuffs from befuddled listeners! 🙂

      Thanks for your visit !

  13. he he, love storytellers like uncle Flanagan.

  14. Ha! Ha! I like Uncle Flanagan too.

  15. This Uncle Flanagan is one very wonderful character 🙂 Loved it.

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