April 5 – Flash Fiction  – Sun Silly Preschoolers!

Charli’s prompt this week:

April 5, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a silly sun story. Up north, “sun silly” is the energetic and playful response to returning sunlight. It could also be an April Fool’s jest, a silly story, or a reaction to spring fever. Be silly and write playfully! Go where the prompt leads.

Just got in by the skin of my teeth, what with my little break, but here you are!

Sun Silly Preschoolers!
Billy hung precariously from the climbing frame.
Jane was running round and round the playground like a crazed lunatic.
Another group were taking great pleasure in pulling the flowers off the line of shrubs in the planter.
And there was more…
Mrs Jackson sighed.
She’d heard of the full moon doing something to the children’s behaviour in school. Not just heard, but experienced many times over the years.
But after a long winter and delayed spring, this was the first time she had seen the effect of the long awaited sun on her charges – truly sun silly, they were!


28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 13, 2018 @ 16:58:40

    Lovely, Ritu. I hope this is not written from experience.

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  2. Charli Mills
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 20:36:31

    A well-defined scene of sun sillies, Ritu!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 02:39:30

    Sounds like madness occurs when there is either a full moon or sun sillies. It would be such fun to watch, possibly a little more difficult to teach.

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  4. Liz H
    Apr 10, 2018 @ 15:44:52

    Watched a news story last night of our local schoolkids complaining about the late spring, yet climbing and running and sliding down slides in their snowgear and boots! They’ve got this!

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  5. willowdot21
    Apr 10, 2018 @ 10:29:10

    Substitute the teacher’s name for yours,!!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. syl65
    Apr 10, 2018 @ 01:33:42

    The kids get that spring fever and tend to be a lot squirrely (more than usual).

    Liked by 1 person


  7. some bloke
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 19:41:02

    I know it’s harder for me to sleep during full moon periods ⏳be well!

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Erika Kind
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 19:12:52

    I think I am suffering from “sun-silliness” too… lol

    Liked by 1 person


  9. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 18:55:02


  10. dornahainds
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 15:02:57

    Fabulous. 😎🥀😎🥀😎🥀😎🥀

    Liked by 1 person


  11. Jennie
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 12:38:02

    Yes! We teachers know this is absolutely true. Great flash, Ritu. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person


  12. Book Club Mom
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 11:30:39

    When the warm sun finally appears here, I will definitely be silly! Nice story!

    Liked by 1 person


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