May 2: Flash Fiction Challenge – Sisu

Charlie’s prompt.

May 2, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about sisu. It’s a Finnish concept of enduring strength, the ability to consistently overcome. Think long-term. Go where the prompt leads!

Sisu Book-su

Finally, time to sit down and read.

“Mum! I’m hungry!”

Don’t worry book, I’ll be back.

“Okay dear.”

Child fed. Back to my book.

“Honey, do you know where my tie is?”

Tie found. Where was I?

Raised voices and screaming.

Book down.

“What is the matter with the two of you? Okay, Tom, you sit here with that Lego. Amelia, draw me a picture over here. No, not near your brother!”

Ah, chapter two I think-

Ring ring.

“Hello? Hi mum…”

Twenty minutes later.

“Okay, bye mum. Speak to you tomorrow.”

That book. I will get it read.

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    May 05, 2019 @ 01:18:03

    And that’s exactly how it is. Great flash, Ritu!

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  2. H.R.R. Gorman
    May 04, 2019 @ 16:57:19

    Small annoyances can add up! And reading – wow, that’s a hard one to get a lot of people to understand not to interrupt!

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  3. Charli Mills
    May 04, 2019 @ 15:50:33

    Ha, ha! As a parent, it takes tremendous sisu to read an entire book!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. sheldonk2014
    May 04, 2019 @ 02:52:23

    But if you are full of fear you will not move….chance are you are stuck in emotion with no way out

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  5. sheldonk2014
    May 04, 2019 @ 02:49:54

    If you are strong than you will live….but If you are full of fear pockets are full and you will not move than chance are you are stuck in emotion and can’t see you way out

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  6. robbiesinspiration
    May 03, 2019 @ 19:30:37

    Oh Ritu, you really do make me laugh.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. willowdot21
    May 03, 2019 @ 16:35:37

    I am with Annette return the children to the library and read your book 💜💜💜

    Liked by 1 person


  8. OIKOS™-Publishing
    May 03, 2019 @ 15:47:32

    Good work, Sis! In 99 words all your trouble without any gruel thoughts. 😉 Best wishes, Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Annette Rochelle Aben
    May 03, 2019 @ 14:47:24

    Return the kids to the library… enjoy the book

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  10. syl65
    May 03, 2019 @ 14:20:26

    That’s one patient book…



  11. joylennick
    May 03, 2019 @ 13:30:01

    Boo! Especially if you’re near an exciting part – someone about to blow something up, strangle someone (you could always oblige…) or a love scene…Couldn’t you spit! xx

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  12. LucciaGray
    May 03, 2019 @ 12:47:01

    I feel for you! Fortunately, kids grow up and time stretches….🤣

    Liked by 1 person


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