April 16: Flash Fiction Challenge – A Stir-Crazy World

Charli’s Carrot Ranch Prompt this week:

April 16, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about something crazy. Laugh like crazy, show the setting of stir-crazy or go off the rails on a crazy train. Have fun with the word and the situation, but go where the prompt leads!

A Stir-Crazy World

I can’t help but laugh.
 
When else have we seen people:
Lunge for loo roll?  
Fisticuffs over flour?
Battle for bread?
Scuffle over sanitiser?
Persist over pasta?
Tiff over tinned tomatoes?
Dual over dried milk powder?
Brawl over bleach?
Challenge over chicken?
 
The world is stir-crazy right now.
All we can do is
Sit it out
Walk it out
Watch it out
Read it out
Write it out
Create it out
Cook it out
Eat it out
 
We’ll come out the other end
Possibly fatter
Maybe thinner
Hopefully more compassionate
Definitely grateful
 
And able to still raise a smile.

Ritu 2020

24 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Jennie
    Apr 21, 2020 @ 13:00:24

    Yes!! Well done, Ritu!

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  3. explorereikiworld
    Apr 19, 2020 @ 23:17:06

    Quite a tale, Sigh!
    All I can say is Amen!

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  4. willowdot21
    Apr 18, 2020 @ 23:12:31

    We will indeed 💜

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  5. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 18, 2020 @ 16:59:37

    Nice one, Ritu.

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  6. Charli Mills
    Apr 18, 2020 @ 01:16:13

    I love this flash, Ritu! You capture all the craziness but end on hope and gratitude.

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  7. syl65
    Apr 17, 2020 @ 19:05:28

    Lots of nuttiness in these times. The hoarders came out at the beginning of the chaos. Who ever thought that ramen noodles would be such a hot commodity 😄

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  8. Ritu
    Apr 17, 2020 @ 16:06:03

    So so so true, Danny!

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  9. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 17, 2020 @ 15:15:56

    oh, people! what are we to do with them?

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  10. potatosandwich
    Apr 17, 2020 @ 14:03:04

    I always said, eat less, use loo roll less. Walk more, and enjoy a good night’s sleep more often. Then the very next day you may feel better.
    This lockdown showed us the selfishness and compassion of people at the same time.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Erika
    Apr 17, 2020 @ 13:03:47

    Very well put, sis! Still, certain food (particular flour for example) seems to be hoarded although it is proved that there is enough for everyone. This is not only stupid but selfish because it is unnecessary.

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  12. Mrs ESTJ
    Apr 17, 2020 @ 12:49:26

    Plenty of lunging for loo roll here. 😂

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