Mum’s the Word

Jack and Alice had been corresponding for a few months and he thought he’d found his soul mate.
OK, she was a little older than he was, but 16 years was nothing these days.
They had so much in common, it was only natural that they should want to meet.
Alice had asked for a photograph which he hadn’t sent yet and so had he.
He was so excited when he received her email with an attachment.
Eagerly he opened it…………… and stared at his mother.
The photograph above is from GaudiLab at
For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a man sitting at a table looking at the screen of his laptop with a shocked expression on his face.

Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge 14th March


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.
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25 Responses to Mum’s the Word

  1. Sadje says:

    Oops! šŸ˜…šŸ˜±

  2. That’s a sneaky eek!!

  3. Fantastical and sadly realistic! Great job! Made me smile today my friend!

  4. oh funny, did not expect that

  5. KL Caley says:

    šŸ˜‚ great story. KL ā¤ļø

  6. John Holton says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! And I’ll bet it’s happened a time or two…

  7. Oh my, I wasn’t expecting that! Beautifully written too…

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