January 14: Flash Fiction Challenge – World Book Drag

Charli’s Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge:

January 14, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about dressing up. It can be a child or another character. Be playful or go where the prompt leads!

World Book Drag

“But I don’t wanna!”

Little feed stomp, but I’ll be damned if my hard work won’t be worn today.

World Book Day.

The bane of every parent’s life.

I’ve been planning this costume since last year, after seeing the spectacular costume Jenny Harris-Smythe’s mother made for her daughter last year.

She was dining off her win for months!

So, I’m sorry, but today you WILL be wearing this, because I say so.

I don’t care if you think you look silly, and no, you can’t be Captain America! Ready-made costumes. Pah!

The prize will be mine!

Sorry, yes, yours…

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sam "Goldie" Kirk
    Jan 21, 2021 @ 15:11:25

    A great glimpse into the mind of a parent who lives through their child.

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  3. Jennie
    Jan 17, 2021 @ 14:08:43

    This was very telling, Ritu. Well done!

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  4. Charli Mills
    Jan 16, 2021 @ 05:09:04

    You got so much piled into your 99-words, Ritu — the complexity of a mother’s competitiveness at odds with her mothering. Well done!

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  5. willowdot21
    Jan 15, 2021 @ 18:21:06

    Love it Sis 💜💜

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  6. Aimer Boyz
    Jan 15, 2021 @ 16:41:57

    “Sorry, yes, yours…” LOL. Funny, because true. My daughter took dance years ago and some of the parents—Ugh!

    Liked by 2 people

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  7. syl65
    Jan 15, 2021 @ 14:49:30

    There must be a tasty reward involved 😄

    Liked by 2 people

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  8. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jan 15, 2021 @ 13:06:02

    Brought back memories, for sure. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

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  9. chapter18
    Jan 15, 2021 @ 10:23:23

    But I counted 100 words….

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  10. justmuddlingthroughlife
    Jan 15, 2021 @ 10:20:12

    My two were Charlie Bucket and Veruca Salt last year.. lots of mum effort and so disappointing when they don’t win,, my 7 year old did win numbers day though. Lots of cutting and sticking of numbers..

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