January 16: Flash Fiction Challenge – Protest!

Charli’s Carrot Ranch 99-word flash fiction prompt:

January 16, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a protest story. It can be about a protest, or you can investigate the word and expand the idea. Who is protesting, where, and why? Go where the prompt leads!

“No more slop! No more slop!”

The sound of the butts of knives and forks being bashed against the tabletops echoed through the dining room.

“Children, please!” Mrs Garrett, flapped her arms up and down, trying to calm the situation, to no avail.

“We ain’t eating that rubbish anymore, Miss! It’s rank!” Tommy, the protest ringleader, piped up.

A chorus of voices echoed his sentiments.

Mrs Garrett looked at the greying mass of potato, with an unidentifiable beige stew, and cabbage that had long since lost any goodness, and sympathised.

I think it’s time to talk to the cooks…

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sam "Goldie" Kirk
    Jan 23, 2020 @ 19:29:11

    Children and food was my first thought, too.
    Good job on this one.

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  2. Norah
    Jan 23, 2020 @ 10:10:49

    Methinks it is too. Great story.

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  4. Charli Mills
    Jan 22, 2020 @ 03:30:42

    A nice blend of teacher angst and student revolt. Makes me think how teachers are often caught in the middle. Nice one, Ritu!

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  5. Jennie
    Jan 21, 2020 @ 11:19:53

    I like this one!

    Like

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  6. H.R.R. Gorman
    Jan 20, 2020 @ 10:41:57

    In 6th grade, I staged a lunchroom food protest, actually! The thing I felt worst about was that it wasn’t the lunch ladies’ fault, but the funding’s. Still, I thought I’d been insulted, and what’s a good Southerner to do after an insult than fight? 😉

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  7. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jan 19, 2020 @ 16:33:02

    Oh how true! Were you at a boarding school, Sis? What do you think how many times we had this mood. Since then, I have preferred rice instead of potatoes. 🙂

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  8. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jan 19, 2020 @ 13:03:10

    Gee, I didn’t know you knew what the food is like here… lol

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  9. Gloria
    Jan 18, 2020 @ 22:01:44

    At least she agreed with them in the end. 😀

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  10. potatosandwich
    Jan 18, 2020 @ 19:18:38

    Garam roti required

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  11. willowdot21
    Jan 18, 2020 @ 18:42:06

    Yes indeed out with the old in with the new! 💜💜

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  12. syl65
    Jan 18, 2020 @ 18:07:14

    Yuck!! Joining the protest 🍴😝

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  13. ellenbest24
    Jan 18, 2020 @ 17:00:16

    Very good yours is a clear protest. I struggled with this one, but you lady did yourself proud.

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  14. robbiesinspiration
    Jan 18, 2020 @ 15:56:56

    A great response, Ritu.

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