Flash Fiction #150


PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook


To have one rambunctious teenage son was….interesting. To have two – and twins – was stressful.  So different, and yet so much the same – and so competitive.  She almost needed a counsellor on speed-dial, and Valium in a Pez dispenser.  One for her; one each for the boys.

The contractor had said that the cost to repair the “Me first! No, Me!” front door would be reasonable, but would take a week.  Their automobile dealer said that the now-air-conditioned car would financially be another matter entirely.

Smart Car???! If they’d been smart, they’d have bought an old Police van with handcuff restraints.


Got to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

20 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #150

  1. Nice take on that photo, Archon. The story made me laugh.


  2. Despite feeling sorry for the mother’s frustrations, I had to laugh when I read this! Well done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


  3. BrainRants says:

    I’m doubtful a Smart Car could possibly cause that type of damage.


  4. Dale says:

    Looking at the two broken doors in MY house, I feel this one. Feel it big time!


  5. Iain Kelly says:

    Yep, double the fun, double the tidying up, chaos, mess. I can vouch for this – fortunately mine aren’t old enough to drive yet…!


  6. pennygadd51 says:

    An old police van better than a Smart car? Definitely! In fact, anything’s better than a Smart car! Nice story, Archon. BTW are the handcuffs for the kids or for Dad, to stop him murdering the twins?


  7. landofimages says:

    Brilliant , smart interpretation 🙂


  8. Ha… I could imagine that door being crashed… the valium in a pez dispenser was a good image.


  9. Dear Archon,

    I raised three boys. Thankfully none of them were twins. I loved idea of Valium in a Pez dispenser.




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