Flash Fiction – Part 5

Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple blog-site, and look at the weekly picture. Use it as a prompt, and write a complete, 100 word story.


Solitary Confinement







Kachoooooo….   Bless you.  Kachoooooo….    Bless you.

Mom-m-m – it’s only allergies!

Mom-m-m – I don’t have a cold!

Mom-m-m – I’m not infectious!

Where did you get this stupid thing, anyways?? If I take an antihistamine, and stop sneezing, can I take it off and go outside? I’ll mow the lawn. (No, wait! That’s probably why I’m sneezing in the first place.) It’s a nice day. I want to go surfing with the guys.

How come I have to stay in here? I’m bored! There’s nothing in here except Rory’s stuffed toys. Can I at least have my tablet and game console? Mom-m-m?!


26 thoughts on “Flash Fiction – Part 5

  1. Rory says:

    Very well done. I enjoyed that one a lot, thanks very much 😀


  2. 1jaded1 says:

    Stuffed toys breed allergens. Poor kid.


  3. Kayjai says:



  4. BrainRants says:

    I like the implied action by mom here, and the extreme solution to his problem.


  5. aFrankAngle says:

    very clever … and it caused me to wonder how your mind came up with it! 😉


  6. Sun says:

    at least your character found an easy way to get out of mowing the lawn. 😛 fun story.


  7. Dear Archon,

    Sounds like Mom needs to have those stuffed animals looked into. 😉 Going surfing with the guys might help him more than staying home.




  8. An interesting take on the ‘diving helmet’ prompt. I enjoyed this! Keep it up 🙂


    • Archon's Den says:

      My mind often takes, “the path less traveled.” I just couldn’t do anything with the “Devil studio light”, but plan to keep trying each week. Thanx for the visit and comment. 🙂


  9. Ahhhh….. the perfect whine. Bravo.


  10. Nan Falkner says:

    Sounds just like every kid in the world that wants to go outside and play! You really nailed this so good! Thanks, Nan 🙂


  11. Familiar I’m sure to anyone with kids. 🙂 Probably familiar also to anyone who’s been around kids. Maybe he’s hoping Mom will get tired of the complaining and let him go out so she can get some peace. Good story. 🙂


  12. I’m imagining him sneezing inside the diver’s helmet, which would be not only unhealthy but really disgusting. 🙂 I would have asked for a book, but that’s old-fashioned too often now.



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