Friday Fictioneers – The Smart Get Smarter or do they …



“Okay I’ll bite. What’s with the ladder and the people up there?”

“Oh, well that doesn’t matter.”

“It doesn’t? They don’t?”

“No, just crazy humans being crazy again.”

“Then we’re here, why?”

“Look at those geometric formations, circle of life, ladder to infinity, triangular and linear abstracts, the patterns of biophysics. Humanity looking up to the universe”.

“Ah, I think I’ve got it. You’ve figured out your formula for longevity!”

“Yes, standing here, observing the insanity, I suddenly noticed the relationship to all the various pieces of the puzzle … It finally fell into place … mathematically!”

“Fantastic!  And who do you plan to share this secret of longevity with?”



Come and join in the fun. Write a flash fiction for Friday FictioneersThank you David Stewart for the photo prompt for this week. Click on the link for all the particulars. Your gracious hostess Rochelle will guide you through the easy to follow steps!

Having a little fun this week. I think we take ourselves far too seriously some times.

For all my fellow American’s have a most excellent 4th of July (do remember why we celebrate this day) and for everyone else have a wonderful Thursday!

Thanks for stopping by,~ Penny


59 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Smart Get Smarter or do they …

  1. Pingback: Friday Fictioneers: Night Travels | Alastair's Blog

  2. hehe loved the last line. and i wish math was as fun and interesting as this… what great imagination. interesting read as always 🙂

  3. Math was never my strong point, except arithmetic, I liked the balance of geometry, but I could never see the sense of algebra – I do now of course .
    This was an enjoyable read and its always good to speculate on the natue of things

    • I have to get it back first, Perry! For security purposes, the government confiscated it (of course none of them plan to use it, they just took it to protect the rest of us from …um…something!) 🙂

  4. That’s actually a very intriguing idea. I liked the part about seeing the people on top of the structure being the inspiration for a formula or theory of some kind. Thanks, Penny!

  5. I’ve been told moderation is a key …just one of them to a long and healthy life.
    We should be so lucky to enjoy how we live. As well as share our blessings. 🙂

  6. Dear Penny,

    As Pogo said, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” Fun piece. As for Math? I barely came through math classes with my dignity in tact. 😉



  7. I always enjoyed math because it was logical but life certainly isn’t, so I don’t know how far the connection goes. 🙂 But it’s fun to speculate. Glad to know that good health is part of the equation!!

    Happy Fourth to you, too, Penny.


  8. You kind of blew E = mc^2 out of orbit Penny! Einstein’s theory alone doesn’t cut it and must be combined with the Pythagorean theorem and Eulers and Callan-Symanzik, and all the other greats…. because just like everything else, it all has to work together in cooperation otherwise there cannot be harmony. The same is true with how humanity relates to one another, all must be done with cooperation for no one human can be effective on their own. We can learn much from mathematics! Great post as always my friend 😉 xxx

    • Thank you Roxi, much appreciate your wise counsel and wisdom here. Yes all true indeed! Must think on this further! More exploration and research needed. Did I say thank you? Will repeat, thank you! 😉 xoxo

    • Oh, I just mentioned to StJ and Christina (in the comment section that Plato is coming to visit you) if you’d like to join in the comment fun of it all my friend! 🙂 xo

    • Yup it includes US. No worries re: health, got it covered. Part of the longevity theorem encapsulates perfect health at a genetic level (of course! We’re talking serious intelligence here, lol) 🙂

  9. Yay. Time to ascend the the ladder … wait … I need my stick … oh flippennjarggennreppensickendackk!!

    I was talking to Farrah about the 4th July today. I asked her what the significance was. She said “oh .. it’s .. it’s .. it’s .. a war” LOL. We did chat about why the 4th July is such an important day in the calendar for Americans though.

    • Declare? It was written in a book, so it must be true. he lives on my street, he is always playing jazz on his Walkman and everything. He works in the chip shop with Elvis.

      • Nah he’s next door SteJ, I just had coffee with him and I think he’s off to visit Roxi next (thru his time travel machine). In spite of his disdain for women he does love intelligence. And he is having some problems in today’s world locating some (intelligence, not women, lol)!

        • Coincidentally there is a woman living at the other end of my street. Perhaps I mistook ‘our’ Plato for Prester John, he was always a bit elusive…Intelligence in a woman is intoxicating I must admit, that Plato is quite clever methinks.

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