Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here


PHOTO PROMPT © Gah Learner

By Neel Anil Panicker

Brushing aside the netted lace curtains, Roma gazes out of her seventh floor window.

From the far horizon the moon smiles back in recognition; its snow white rays reaching out to caress her supple cheeks.

A smile forms on her gentle visage.

Instantly, her mind turns a yo-yo as it grapples with umpteen gourmand options for the kiddie’s birthday party.

Should it be baked chocolates cakes?

Or, would a box of  moon pie candies do the trick?

Would five year olds love her moon pie delicacy once they have had their run of bouncing around with silly putty toys?


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Three Things Challenge, 05 Sept 2018

Today’s things are: yo-yo, silly putty, moon pie

11 thoughts on “neelwrites/mooningaround/fridayfictioneers/ThreeThingsChallenge/flash/fiction/shortstory/100words/05/09/2018

  1. Questions, questions – I’m sure the children will like whatever she decides to give them. 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  2. So many options, so little time

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  3. A sympathetic portrait of a mom wanting to give her five-year-old the best birthday party ever! I like that story, Neel

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  4. Dear Neel,

    I can’t imagine a child not wanting a moon pie. 😉 Yo-yo or no yo-yo. 😀



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  5. Make some of each – I’ll happily have the leftovers!

    Click to read my FriFic tale!


  6. gahlearner

    Gazing at the moon always makes our thoughts drift, doesn’t it? The story made me smile. Decisions, decisions…


  7. michael1148humphris

    Moon pie candles every day for me.


  8. I love that she is looking at the moon and thinking of such earthly matters. Moon pie candies sound nice.


  9. Moon pie! Sounds lovely.


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