Directions to New Jersey

Submitted in response to Friday Fictioneers.  For other stories click on the blue creature at the end of this post.

garden maze
PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Melanie Greenwood


“Take the GI 440 two hundred meters east, then take a right at the flashing red light which will take you through the Brown Tunnel. At the end of the Brown Tunnel you will be dumped into a roundabout. The traffic will be heavy now so ease you way over to the right hand lane and take the third exit to your right. If you miss your exit the first time, just continue around and attempt  it again. Just remember you don’t want to miss your exit the third time or you will spend a lot of time being a floater.”

Word Count = 100





26 thoughts on “Directions to New Jersey

  1. milliethom February 7, 2015 / 10:07 am

    Excellent directions, Danny, although whether they’re applicable to that particular maze, I don’t know! Haha. I love this take on the prompt – it really fits And no, I probably wwouldn’t like to be a ‘floater’. 🙂


    • Oh Danny Boy February 5, 2015 / 9:41 pm

      I’m really good at directions. Not my wife. If she thinks to reach our destination we should turn right and I know I have to turn left.



  2. bykimberlylynne February 5, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    Ewwww….. you’ve gone potty.


  3. Rachel Bjerke February 5, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    Ha, I love your take on the photo prompt! Very unique 🙂


  4. Priceless Joy February 5, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    What is a floater? Like float in the river or float around the turnabout again? The experience I have had with turnabouts is much like Mama Mouse in the maze.


    • Oh Danny Boy February 5, 2015 / 9:49 pm

      During a single bowel movement, most pieces will sink to the bottom of the bowl, but occasionally you see pieces that float on the surface.


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          • Priceless Joy February 5, 2015 / 9:56 pm

            Yes, you were polite. I just wasn’t expecting that. LOL ! I know now though, thanks.


  5. draliman February 5, 2015 / 8:11 am

    I happened on a roundabout just to the north-west of London once which consisted of about 10 mini-roundabouts immediately around a big roundabout-type thing. I’m sure it looked awesome from the air but I had no clue what I was doing 🙂


    • Oh Danny Boy February 5, 2015 / 9:50 pm

      I think I was in the car behind you. Same thing happened to me.



  6. Archon's Den February 5, 2015 / 4:22 am

    We have them by the dozens near Kitchener Ontario. They come in two sizes – too small, and too big. My blog-friend from Kansas has never mentioned Kansas spoons, but he has railed at Jersey Jug-handles. 😯

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  7. lingeringvisions by Dawn February 4, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    Pennsylvania is notorious for its roundabouts…but they only put you on the wrong road not in the river!


    • Oh Danny Boy February 4, 2015 / 10:25 pm

      I liked them when I drove in England. If you missed your exit you just went round agin.


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  8. loisajay February 4, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    I am a Jersey girl, Danny. We had one circle in town…but it was nothing like Chevy Chase in that crazy movie!


    • Oh Danny Boy February 4, 2015 / 10:27 pm

      Nothing against New Jersey. But I did hear that the reason so many New Yorkers were depressed was because the light at the end of the tunnel was New Jersey.


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  9. storydivamg February 4, 2015 / 5:30 pm

    Not a fan of New Jersey, Danny? 🙂 Here in the Midwest, we have been plagued with several small roundabouts, which serve no other function beyond that of flat, round speed bumps. A cousin once removed engineered the first one, so my wife refers to them as “Glen Earl’s spoons.” Which is worse, a crap shoot on your way to New Jersey or a Kansas spoon in the road?


    Marie Gail


    • Oh Danny Boy February 4, 2015 / 10:29 pm

      When I lived in North Carolina they published a 40 page booklet explaining how to use the damn things. Some people……


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