June 4: Flash Fiction Challenge – Just Desserts

Charli’s Carrot Ranch Prompt this week:

June 4, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about justice for all. It does not have to take place in America. Injustice exists anywhere. What is the story behind justice for all? Go where the prompt leads!

Just Desserts

She walked into the kitchen, sniffing around for snacks.

Always hungry, that one.

Could never resist my cupcakes. There she goes, into my cake box…

Ha! Go on, eat that old collection of My Little Pony toys!

All those years I craved ice cream, and would reach to the carton in the freezer, only to find another frozen curry, or opened the biscuit tin for a cookie, and instead, pulled out a sewing kit… typical Indian mum trick.

Wouldn’t buy decent Tupperware, instead using all the old food containers and fooling us.

Finally, Mum, you got your just desserts!

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Jun 13, 2020 @ 14:13:04

    Haha! Well done, Ritu.

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  3. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jun 07, 2020 @ 18:22:17

    These tricks are already sneaky. One is really disappointed. Just as I haven’t been buying sweets for more than half a year, and the others – in false anticipation – are annoyed.

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  4. Charli Mills
    Jun 06, 2020 @ 00:37:51

    What an image I have of all these desert containers repurposed! Thank you for playing on the idea of the just deserts. I appreciate your humor, Ritu, and a fun cultural insight (I think my husband would love to be an Indian mother but I won’t let him!).

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    • Ritu
      Jun 06, 2020 @ 08:55:38

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Charli. I was am tempted to write something more serious, given the current situation… But I already have. And we still need a laugh, don’t we?
      These Indian mothers and their sneakiness gave us one.
      They were just being resourceful. Recycling. Reusing. And probably had no idea just how disappointed others would be, upon opening!

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  5. Erika
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 19:26:47

    Haha, too funny. But did your mom always remember where she was hiding her sewing kit or other things 😂 This could become a boomerang😂

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  6. Shweta Suresh
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 19:15:14

    It is. That’s such an Indian thing to do. I have opened so many tins only to be sorely disappointed

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  7. johnrieber
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 17:05:08

    Love your creative use of 99 words….also love the phrase “that one!”

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  8. potatosandwich
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 15:30:21

    Tupperware? What’s that in an Indian household? I still like using old containers, you can smell the fragrance of the last bit of food that was there beforehand.

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  9. pensitivity101
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 14:51:38

    My Mum kept her curlers in a chocolate box.

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  10. ellenbest24
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 13:44:29

    You are likely to find simular in my house as my mind plays tricks. Where is my lunch? Three days later the smell is always the giveaway.

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  11. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 12:34:58

    Sewing kit? WTG Mum! (lol)

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