November 8 – Flash Fiction  – Super Mash

Charli’s prompt this week:


November 8, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that pairs mashed potatoes with a superpower. It can be in any circumstance, funny or poignant. Go where the prompt leads.

Super Mash
I sat at the table, awaiting my meal.
It was bangers and mash tonight. My absolute favourite.
I don’t know why, but somehow mum managed to make the best mashed potato ever.
Creamy, fluffy, light, with no lumps: something I had still not mastered, despite copying her technique.
And no matter how I was feeling, it made me feel better. If I was ill, the buttery mash would make me feel better. If I was upset, I’d leave the table smiling.
I don’t know why, but it was that mash. Maybe mum had some sort of mystical mash superpower…

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38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Molly Stevens - Shallow Reflections
    Nov 17, 2018 @ 15:14:25

    It does take superpowers to make fluffy, light mashed potatoes, Ritu. My mother had that talent, too!

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  2. Jennie
    Nov 16, 2018 @ 01:18:37

    That was so nice, Ritu. I loved your words.

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  4. robbiesinspiration
    Nov 14, 2018 @ 17:47:52

    This is true of my mom’s mash. Great post, Ritu.

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  5. Upendra karmali
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 11:06:09

    Really true ma’am …

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  6. dornahainds
    Nov 10, 2018 @ 22:40:56

    Scrumptiously Sweet. 😎🥀

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  7. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Nov 10, 2018 @ 15:36:36

    Potatoe mash and some sausages (Frankfurters) where great too. 😉 Michael

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  8. willowdot21
    Nov 10, 2018 @ 13:37:04

    Super mum!! 💜💜💜

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  9. Charli Mills
    Nov 10, 2018 @ 06:06:51

    You are so right — it’s a superpower to master those light and fluffy mashed potatoes. And how it influences everyone in the household! Good one, Ritu.

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  10. syl65
    Nov 10, 2018 @ 01:00:35

    I like mash potatoes and the nap afterwards!

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  11. Michael
    Nov 09, 2018 @ 23:23:24

    I think mum’s were magically like that Ritu….I’m sure your kids think that of you, despite the lumps…lol

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  12. tidalscribe
    Nov 09, 2018 @ 22:04:15

    Son no. 1 detested mashed potato, I could never figure out why, it is totally innoccous. He had to put up with it, I couldn’t live without it.

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  13. Jacquie Biggar
    Nov 09, 2018 @ 22:01:42

    Mums do have superpowers ❤

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  14. Book Club Mom
    Nov 09, 2018 @ 21:45:59

    That’s it! I’ve decided to make mashed potatoes tonight – with lumps because I still haven’t mastered the technique!

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  15. H.R.R. Gorman
    Nov 09, 2018 @ 19:41:41

    I love how you mentioned no lumps – the only way to do mashed potatoes!

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  16. TanGental
    Nov 09, 2018 @ 19:16:53

    Absolutely agree. Perfect comfort food

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