November 8: Flash Fiction Challenge

Over to the Carrot Ranch for our 99 word challenge this week.

November 8, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that pairs mashed potatoes with a superpower. It can be in any circumstance, funny or poignant. Go where the prompt leads.

‘It’s a special dinner, made to make you strong. That’s why it’s blue, just like Superman.’
‘OK Mom.’
Celia looked at her nine year old son as he ate. Mashed potatoes were the only thing he could manage just now, but it was a start.
Tomorrow she would add red dye as well as the blue, and it would be Spiderman to encourage him.
He snuggled down under the covers, exhausted, but he’d eaten most of what was on his plate.
‘Mom?’ he asked sleepily.
‘Yes love?’
‘Batman hasn’t got any superpowers, so please don’t give me black potatoes.’


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination 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! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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12 Responses to November 8: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. Sadje says:

    Intelligent mom!

  2. Aww. That’s so sweet. The things we have to resort to just to make kids eat breakfast! Celia’s idea is brilliant. I loved the last part.

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  4. calmkate says:

    Very sweet, like this heaps!

  5. This was really sweet! šŸ™‚

  6. Loved the ending! A boy who knows the limitations of his color palate. šŸ˜‰

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