Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#FridayFictioneers – 9/10/15 – The Fun of the Fair

with 8 comments

Every Wednesday Rochelle Wisoff-Fields publishes a photo prompt to inspire writers to write 100-words of flash fiction or poetry.

At any point during the following week, the Friday Fictioneers post their 100-word tales. Read the other stories by clicking below.


I had wanted to write a nice little story about a little girl just having fun, but something intervened.

Also I’m late posting and will be late getting around to reading and commenting, for which I apologise in advance.





The Fun of the Fair

(Genre: general fiction/ misery lit; 100-words)

The air is so fresh, the sky so blue. Who knew flying could be so invigorating? Especially when Daddy insisted the race of Pegasus was a myth.

It is delicious to be outside and able to giggle after digesting all those books Daddy makes me read.

I hope he gets better at the hospital, but I’m enjoying staying with auntie Maisie and being what she calls a normal little girl. Daddy says normal is mediocre, but I like it. I’m looking forward to more days at the corrupting funfair. There’s nothing to be frightened of, despite what Daddy told me.


Friday Fictioneers


Written by Sarah Ann

October 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm

8 Responses

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  1. There’s nothing like freedom from the “tyranny” of parents. You captured the thought very well.


    October 12, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    • Thanks Alicia. I wasn’t sure I wasn’t trying to be too clever, so glad the point came across.

      Sarah Ann

      October 13, 2015 at 8:46 pm

  2. There’s a fine line between education and indoctrination.
    Good piece.


    October 13, 2015 at 7:08 am

  3. You have to be careful what you try to do for the best of your child.. they need some corruption as well.

    Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    October 13, 2015 at 8:53 pm

  4. Dear Sarah Ann,

    You’re not the only one getting around to it late. The new prompt is up and I’m still behind in reading the last one’s stories. 8O.

    I liked the child’s voice in this. So much was said in an innocent way. Well done.




    October 14, 2015 at 10:22 am

    • Thanks Rochelle. I’m happy the innocence came over and she wasn’t too knowing.

      Sarah Ann

      October 14, 2015 at 8:40 pm

  5. This is intriguing. As a parent I wonder if the warnings are from being overprotective or if the danger is real. Kids often don’t see the danger that adults can.


    October 15, 2015 at 10:57 pm

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