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Copyright–Madison Woods


Here we are again to show our creativity by writing original stories for the Friday Fictioneers weekly challenge. This challenge is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to include a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt supplied for the week. The talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, is the gracious hostess for this challenge.  This week she’s visiting family, so a prompt from a couple of years ago is being reused. The prompt had been supplied by the previous hostess, Madison Woods. Thanks again, Madison. Have a good trip, Rochelle. The link to Friday Fictioneers is as follows:

Genre:  Humor Fiction

Word Count:  100 Words


Julia Warren slogged the whole day cleaning  for her bridge party the next afternoon.

Tommy ran in to show his mom the bag. “Look at all this candy. This is better than last Halloween. What a haul.”

“Listen Tommy,” she threatened,” don’t overdo. Remember last year.”

He looked at her in disgust. “Hey Mom, I’m ten now. Don’t you think I know better than to overeat?” He raced to his room.

Two hours later, Tom Warren found his wife scrubbing at the hall carpet. “Dare I ask?”

“Tommy didn’t make it to the bathroom,” she mumbled through tears and anger


26 thoughts on “DON’T WORRY

  1. Dear Susan, Great story – and I know what it’s like to have to clean before the bridge ladies show up. Poor kid ate too much candy – next year – perhaps confiscate it or lock him in his room until the game is over. – No never mind, that would be cruel – Good job! I love having bridge at my house, and if I didn’t – my house would never get cleaned! Have a good week Susan! Nan 🙂


  2. Great take, Susan. Kids can’t turn away from all that candy at Halloween. I remember those days! Sorry Tommy got sick. I don’t think that ever happened to me, although I do remember eating way too much. The body pushed the rejection button here.


  3. Lovely expression of attitude from little Tommy. Of course, he knows better now, and better than mum. If only you’d had an extra few words where Tom took over the cleaning up to give Julia a rest. 🙂


  4. I remember our old cat doing something similar one Christmas morning when I was little. We opened up a bag of treats from her Cat Stocking, which she gobbled up immediately, then promptly brought up four neat piles of vomit, amongst which most of the little treats could be seen completely unchewed. 🙂


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