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This is my contribution for this week to Monday’s Finish the Story, hosted by Barbara W. Beacham. Every Monday Barbara supplies a new picture prompt along with the first sentence for the story. The original story to be written should have only 100 to 150 additional words. I’ve bolded the part of the first sentence given with the picture prompt.

Be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box, after clicking on the link, to read the other stories. The link for all other stories this week is as follows:

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 1+13+150=164 Words

LUIGI by P.S. Joshi

The family had no idea that little Luigi would grow up to be the greatest failure since Napoleon’s invasion of Russia.

He started out well, but was overfed and couldn’t be squeezed into a highchair.

He didn’t get good marks in school. The teacher said, “He’s a daydreamer and doesn’t listen.”

He tried working for his brother, Nunzio, in the grocery business, but was too shy to talk to customers and priced items wrong. Nunzio finally said, “You’re fired.”

It turned out though he had a colorful imagination and a brilliant sense of humor. He bought some paper and a pen and started to write. He wrote hilarious stories about characters suspiciously resembling his family members.

At first none read his stories so all went well. Then his cousin, Angela, read one and recognized herself. She was furious. His brother, Rico, was next, then his sister, Renata.

He started to make money so they had to keep their mouths shut. The stories continued.

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38 thoughts on “LUIGI

    • Thanks, Sonya. I’m so glad you liked the story. I don’t know if it was as much revenge as just having fun with his family members by creating the characters who resembled them. He had a great sense of humor. 😀 — Suzanne


    • Thanks, CQ. Just be sure to disguise the characters enough no one can sue you. 🙂 If they guess and don’t get upset, that’s okay. It helps a lot if they have a sense of humor. Probably all the characters we write about remind us at least a little of someone we’ve known or read about. I’m so happy you liked the story and that structure. We could all used a few extra bucks. 😀 — Suzanne


    • Thanks, Joy. He certainly found what he was good at doing. I don’t know if he wanted revenge as much as he thought it was funny. He had a great sense of humor. Unfortunately, his family members lacked humor. I’m so glad you liked the story as I enjoyed writing it. 😀 — Suzanne

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  1. I truly enjoyed the way you wove this story Suzanne. Sounds like he made his money in an unusual way with those books about the family. 🙂 I thank you again for writing again for the MFtS challenge. Be well… ^..^


    • Thanks, Barbara. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the story. Yes, he had fun writing about characters resembling his family members. I’m glad to be back writing the stories again, and I’m feeling much better. You be well also. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • Thanks, Michael. I’m so pleased you loved the story. The best part was he was earning money from it and the family members couldn’t prove he was writing about them. They each needed a better sense of humor. 😀 — Suzanne


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