Photo Copyright: Barbara W. Beacham
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.