Friday Fictioneers 2nd April

As always, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is our lovely hostess for the Friday Fictioneers challenge.
You can find out more and join in here

Rochelle’s picture choice is courtesy of Jennifer Pendergast.
Ida carried the tray of gingerbread into the dining room. It was the first time she’d made the family figures herself and decorated them by name.
Carrie’s bottom lip began to quiver.
‘What is it honey?’
‘I don’t want to eat me,’ she said as a big tear snaked down her six year old cheek.
‘I heard you in the kitchen. Even Spot and Whiskers are there, and I don’t want to eat them either!’
She started to sob.
‘Oh sweetheart, the biscuits aren’t us. I made them for us, there’s a difference.’
She sniffed.
‘Really?’
‘Yes, love, really.’

99 words

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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.
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36 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 2nd April

  1. neilmacdon says:

    So long as the mother didn’t put her soul into the biscuits ….

  2. I like where you went with the prompt.

  3. jenne49 says:

    What a lovely, touching story.

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    They do take things very literally at that age!

  5. Carol anne says:

    awe so sweet di! ❤

  6. Dale says:

    The things that swirl around children’s minds! What a scary thought for sure! I wonder if any of the kindergarten children I made cookies for (each personalised) felt this way…

  7. granonine says:

    Aw, true-to-life for a six-year-old. I remember having qualms about eating my chocolate bunny, but I got over that 🙂

  8. A lovely little tale Di.

  9. I can believe that happening! Great story.

  10. elmowrites says:

    Aw, the drama of being a child. I can imagine ether of mine reacting this way!

  11. James McEwan says:

    My goodness, I posted my story and then read yours. Strange how some ideas are universal.

  12. Bear says:

    Ahhhh, the innocence of childhood. I can see this happening every time cookies are made.

  13. GHLearner says:

    A very sweet story. I once coloured easter eggs with the neighbours’ kids names on them. They remembered that twenty years later.

  14. athling2001 says:

    So sweet and touching. I love your take.

  15. Naming the cookie is never good. A very sweet mother daughter moment!

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