Friday Fictioners Microfiction : Snow

I know it’s not Friday yet, but here’s another short story challenge with a photoprompt.
You can check out the details here:

friday-fictioners-snowPHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

The gypsy had been selling pegs at the door and Rupert had no time for beggars.
‘Sod off,’ he said.
‘Please sir,’ she croaked. ‘Spare a coin for an old woman. I’ll grant you a wish!’
‘Yeah, right, ‘ he scoffed.
Tossing a penny into the snow, he said ‘I wish it snows every day so that the likes of you leave me alone!’
Next morning he pulled back the curtains to see a large eyeball peering in at him.
‘I can’t touch you now!’ The old woman cackled. ‘I’ve trapped you all inside a snow globe!’


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
This entry was posted in #flash fiction, blogging, Challenge and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

20 Responses to Friday Fictioners Microfiction : Snow

  1. neilmacdon says:

    A fairy tale! Yay!

  2. Watch what you wish for, especially if you’re a mean-spirited bastard, and it’s a gypsy who’s offering the wish 🙂

  3. Dear Pensitivity,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. Guess he should’ve been more careful what he wished for. Clever story…100 words packed into a snow globe. 😀



  4. Dale says:

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, Pensivity! And what a great way to make an entrance. Wonderful fairy tale!

  5. James says:

    Not quite what I thought would happen. I imagined a world where it never stopped snowing and we entered another ice age.

  6. Rommy says:

    I love fairy tales! This made me giggle.

  7. Beware of cackling crones too quick to grant wishes.

    The huge eyeball caught me by surprise. You should’ve heard my giggle.

  8. gahlearner says:

    Hah, serves him right, what a mean guy.

  9. michael1148humphris says:

    As a child in the 1950s I often came across traditional gypsy caravans usually in those days hidden in woods. Respecting them was driven into me, your story tells me why.

  10. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Ha, revenge is sweet. Well done.

  11. mandibelle16 says:

    Never a smart thing to tick off a beggar/Witch. Now everyone’s stuck in a snow globe thanks to him. 🙂

Comments are closed.