Friday Fictioneers – Another Grapevine


My second story for Friday Fictioneers (a day late, I know) and this time I managed 100 words ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Enjoy!

Sappy, oozing stuff bubbles out from the battered branches. A tiny face leans in to look. A pudgy finger pokes it. It wibbles and wobbles. The boy’s mouth opens into a broad toothless grin. A giggle erupts from his very bowels. He teeters and totters as he starts to fall. He reaches for the branches. They give way under the strain and he comes down with a thump. His face creases into a wail. He opens his chubby little hand and lets out a roar of laughter. ย Aย blob of the oozy stuffย froths amongst the bits on his palm.

Copyrightย  ยฉย  040812 by Karen Payze

The idea behind Friday Fictioneers is that you submit a 100 word flash fiction story associated with the picture challenge added the previous Wednesday. You can read the other submissions this week on Madisonโ€™s Blog here: http://madison-woods.com/index-of-stories/080312-2/. There is also a Facebook Page too specially for Friday Fictioneers and you can find it here: www.facebook.com/FridayFictioneers.

If youโ€™d like to know the rules then this is the page to visit:madison-woods.com/friday-fictioneers.

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17 Comments

  1. Curious little toddler. Hope Mom’s nearby with a wash cloth. Sweet story out of questionable goo.
    http://www.rochelle-wisoff.blogspot.com/2012/08/wild-life.html

    • Haha indeed ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  2. you have turned this into the joy of discovery — nicely done

    • Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. To be young again and without fear. Nicely done.
    I am in the list.

    • Thanks, I will go check yours out now ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. What a happy, lighthearted piece. Great job!

    • Thank you very much ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Life seen through the eyes of a child, what a fun romp. Well done.

    • Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I was waiting for the horror to begin… A nice story instead. Well done.

    • Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. I think yours is the only one I’ve read so far that has absolutely no horror except for that which the reader might imbue himself in empathy. Nothing is gross or nasty to a toddler, that’s for sure!

    • Indeed! Little ones seem to like anything that is gooey or otherwise gross ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I like the onomatopoeia, the teetering and tottering, wibbling and wobbling, the froth, the ooze

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