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Entr’acte: A mini adventure

April 12, 2013

sandra-crookMum and Dad were still sleeping.

Falcon got Dad’s knife. It was big and sharp. He was going to get another stick and whittle it. Maybe Mum would get more marshmallows later.

He would get a stick from the woods, and take it with him. He was going to the crazy junk art place. He was going to take his stick and sit on the crazy junk motorbike and be a space pirate.

“Bye, Dad,” he whispered.
He kissed his mum wetly, on the nose. “Bye, Mum.”

He slid back out of the tent. A hero in his own adventure.

20 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2013 9:08 pm

    Wordcount – 100
    Prompt – Friday Fictioneers – photo prompt.

    Another little diversion, between Chapters 9 and 10.
    Chapters 1 to 9 are published (links in the sidebar!) and I’m currently writing Chapter 10.

    Please leave a comment with a prompt suggestion for Chapter 11 (and beyond!)
    (Check the sidebar for a link to more info about this interactive project!)

  2. Judy permalink
    April 12, 2013 10:14 pm

    Prompt – a games console

  3. April 12, 2013 11:04 pm

    Sweet child’s imagination. Well played.

    • April 13, 2013 7:56 am

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  4. April 12, 2013 11:22 pm

    Nice story. I am off to bed soon and I am grateful to go to sleep knowing that nothing awful happened to the little fella. πŸ™‚

    • April 13, 2013 7:56 am

      Not yet, anyway!

  5. April 12, 2013 11:45 pm

    I can see a child doing this.


    • April 13, 2013 7:59 am

      Yep. And then having no clue why their parents went bananas….

  6. April 13, 2013 12:00 am

    hope he’s OK, but this was very realistic.

    • April 13, 2013 7:59 am

      Yeah, I hope so too!

  7. petrujviljoen permalink
    April 13, 2013 10:39 am

    Liked it very much.

  8. April 13, 2013 12:47 pm

    “going to the crazy junk art place – and be a space pirate”
    I like him…. πŸ˜‰

  9. April 13, 2013 1:59 pm

    I love the way you combine the real world (adult version) with the child’s version featuring Adventures and Space Pirates and Marshmallows. Of course, things will probably not go well when his parents wake up and find him gone – and I hope there aren’t any real dangers (aside from Dad’s big knife) in the woods for him to run into! You’ve managed to tell a longer story about the next several hours without even writing it – nice trick πŸ™‚

  10. April 13, 2013 4:29 pm

    Hope nothing bad happens to Falcon, got a funny feeling about this…
    Nice story, I enjoyed it

  11. April 13, 2013 6:18 pm

    I recognise influences of Hemingway in your style there, well done!

    • April 13, 2013 10:04 pm


  12. April 13, 2013 10:03 pm

    Gosh, thanks everyone for the lovely comments!

  13. April 13, 2013 10:58 pm

    A cute story.

  14. April 14, 2013 1:22 pm

    Haven’t his parents warned him that children who go off into the woods come to bad ends?
    He might need the big knife for more than whittling! Good stuff

  15. April 16, 2013 5:16 pm

    Don’t children always get the simple terms in order? He is just wanting to play like a space pirate and he must sneak away to do so.

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