A short story…

For Sunday Photo Fiction




Crouching in a deep hollow, Captain Billy and his men had a perfect view of the trail. Soon their foe would pass the bunker. The atmosphere was tense, their nerves on edge. An arsenal of carefully picked weapons was close at hand. After days of practice and preparation, they were ready for anything. Breathe deeply lads, breathe deeply.

The attack came suddenly. The enemy advanced at speed bombarding them with missiles; a shower of soggy sprouts, rotten cabbage and turkey bones.

They retaliated with a cascade of mouldy mince pies, leftover pudding and sticky trifle. The food fight was in full flow but it was not going well for Captain Billy’s battalion.

Twenty minutes later, energy sapped, they emerged from the ditch with their hands held high, plastered in the rotting remains of  Christmas fare. The loser’s punishment was to clean up the battlefield and return the spent weaponry to the garbage bins from whence it came.



Word count 152


spf-january-6-2019-ce-ayr (1)Sunday Photo Fiction is hosted by Susan Spaulding. The photo is courtesy of C E Ayr


clean and dirty boy

17 thoughts on “A short story…

  1. Denise Hammond Jan 6, 2019 / 12:36

    OMG. This is scary. I started reading and immediately thought of kids up to mischief. Are we on the same wavelength? LOL

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  2. messymimi's meanderings Jan 7, 2019 / 01:26

    Heeheehee! Sweetie has fun memories of food fights in the cafeteria at college, started by the college president, of all people!

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  3. Abhijit Ray Jan 7, 2019 / 07:00

    Some battle of the rotten waste! At least losers will clean up the mess.

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  4. hilarymb Jan 7, 2019 / 09:57

    Hi Keith – what a horrible thought … but so well written for us to visualise. Happy New Year and here’s to more of your stories – cheers Hilary

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      • hilarymb Jan 7, 2019 / 10:45

        Thank you … we must make a plan to meet up sometime … on a sunny day! Cheers Hilary

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  5. hilarymb Jan 7, 2019 / 13:03

    Sounds good … if you’re in E/b let me know … the email is on the blog … and see you at some stage – take care … cheers Hilary

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      • hilarymb Jan 9, 2019 / 17:03

        Oh ok … see you soon then …

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