Welcome To The Neighborhood

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up. The Challenge – write a one hundred word (plus or minus) story with a beginning, middle, and end inspired by the picture. The Key – make every word count. Up to the challenge? Join in!


01 erin-leary

Daisy was playing hopscotch when the Andersons came outside to view their new neighborhood. Daisy hopped over.
“Mama built the back fence because Nana has the alls-miners,” she said.
“Oh,” the Andersons said.
“Nana’s napping. I don’t nap anymore. I’m big. We play hide-and-seek. Do you know how to play hide-and-seek?”
“Yes,” the Andersons said.
“She used to hide better. Sometimes so long the Johnsons found her first.”
“Oh,” the Andersons said.
“Now she leaves me clues in the backyard. Today it was a fried egg by the mushroom eggshrooms.”
“Daisy!” her mom yelled.
“Coming!” Daisy hopped home.
The Andersons stared.


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23 thoughts on “Welcome To The Neighborhood

    • Thanks Susannah. Every once in a while I tell a story with the same characters. Perhaps Daisy will come yo be one of them.


    • Thank you. I’m happy to hear it has a ring of true life. I, thankfully, have no experience with Alzheimer’s, but I do have experience with the (un)timely honesty of children.

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