Flash Fiction #238

PHOTO PROMPT – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


They remove half the tables, stare out that huge window, and complain about being bottled up.  What about me??  I view Nature through two layers of glass, and I’m stuck in this dispenser, like a genie.

Shut up Sugar!  At least your glass is smooth.  Poor Pepper and I are confined in these tiny, faceted shakers.  We see outdoors only as fractals.

Hey!  My plastic envelope is translucent.  I only see shadows until some fat guy grabs me by the tail, jams his thumb up my spine, and squeezes me out onto French fries.  I’d love to be bottled up.


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


I promised myself that I would not do any COVID19 Flash Fictions, but three of the four voices in my head told me to do it.

14 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #238

  1. Dear Arcon,

    Sounds like a contimental divide. Salt and pepper will never ketchup. See ya, Sugar. (Yeah, I kinda had to go there.)



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  2. Oh dear, I’m going to feel very guilty next time I squirt some ketchup on my fish and chips!

    Here’s mine!


  3. draliman says:

    My condiments are just going to have to suck it up, I’m afraid. Ali loves his ketchup!


  4. granonine says:

    A quirky and funny use of personification. Made me smile 🙂


  5. ahtdoucette says:

    This story made me laugh a lot, especially the repeated use of “bottled up” to mean different things. I loved figuring out “who” was talking.


  6. msjadeli says:

    I like catsup that is upside down. Maybe mustard can calm catsup down.


    • Archon's Den says:

      Are you referring to squeeze-bottles that sit cap-end down, always ready to dispense? That doesn’t matter to me. I always shake the bottle up, because the solids settle out of the vinegar. 🙂
      I recently purchased a can of hot chocolate powder which had the label on upside down. I thought I had inverted it, till I turned it over and couldn’t find the opener pull-tab. 😳

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