June 13: Flash Fiction Challenge – Many Hands

Charli’s Carrot Ranch prompt:

June 13, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about the work of many hands. Is it a cooperative effort or something else? Go where the prompt leads!

Many Hands Make Light Work

Too many cooks spoil the broth, they say
But I would like to differ, that is, if I may
For another common saying does lurk
Many hands, indeed, do make light work
Surely, it is better
To work together
To achieve our goal
As one big whole
Rather than trying to be the one
Who is named for always getting things done
Do not always try to stake your claim
Yet shy away from taking blame
Working as a team is best
You can always rely on the rest
And what can take an hour,
In minutes, you’ll devour

28 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Charli Mills
    Jun 20, 2019 @ 05:33:11

    Love the team approach, Ritu! What a fun poetic form, too.

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  3. willowdot21
    Jun 17, 2019 @ 22:17:44

    Another true and on the button post dear Sis.🌹🌹

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  4. Erika Kind
    Jun 15, 2019 @ 16:40:56

    Love this, sis. Sometimes we need to consider what is better but we should never let our pride make the decision.

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  5. H.R.R. Gorman
    Jun 15, 2019 @ 13:58:15

    The thoughts of working together to create a nice meal makes me want to hold another Chinese dumpling party!

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  6. robertawrites235681907
    Jun 15, 2019 @ 06:03:39

    Love it, Ritu, from Robbie the recluse [wink]

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  7. Camie
    Jun 15, 2019 @ 05:16:09

    Love it!

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  8. Jennie
    Jun 15, 2019 @ 03:17:14

    Excellent, Ritu!

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  9. Norah
    Jun 15, 2019 @ 02:24:02

    I agree with your choice of the second saying, Ritu, that many hands make light work. The way you have expressed it in this poem is lovely. I think these two lines are particularly powerful:
    Do not always try to stake your claim
    Yet shy away from taking blame

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  10. floridaborne
    Jun 15, 2019 @ 02:11:17

    Hands spoil the salad, too — according to which year you’re talking about. 🙂

    Go, team, go…make that broth.

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  11. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jun 14, 2019 @ 23:01:25

    Many high fives here! Gotta hand it to you. ❤

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  12. Carol Anne
    Jun 14, 2019 @ 22:49:45

    Awesome! Loved it! ❤

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