199 words…

for Sunday Photo Fiction


Little Max took two chocolate biscuits from the tin and popped them in a bag for the journey. He was off to the jungle.

There were dangerous animals there so he’d need a big stick. In the shed, he found a bamboo cane which was perfect. He’d need a hat. He saw Daddy’s cap on a hook. He stood on tiptoes and knocked it down with his stick. It was a bit big but it would do.

In case it was hot he’d borrow that paper fan Mummy bought in Spain last year, and it might rain so he’d need his rubber boots. He’d take the torch from the hall cupboard for after dark.

He needed a fellow traveller. Sophie was too big and always laughed when he planned adventures, but Teddy Bear hadn’t been out for ages. He’d love to come. Max wasn’t sure where the jungle was. It was probably near the bottom of the garden so off he went down the path.

Daddy called from the window ‘Where are you going, Max?’

‘To the jungle’ Max shouted.

‘Wouldn’t you rather go to the swings and get an ice cream?’ said Daddy.

Suddenly all thoughts of the jungle were forgotten!





Thanks to Susan Spaulding for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction and to Lakshmi Bhat for the photo.


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My tale this week is a precursor to my A-Z Challenge effort this April! My theme is to be ‘Stories For and About Children’




18 thoughts on “199 words…

  1. Denise Hammond Mar 10, 2019 / 12:58

    We were tracking lions in the house on Friday. Sometimes dinosaurs. But I can guarantee that on the mention of ice cream we will be tracking that item in the kitchen freezer, lol. Very cute.

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  2. Abhijit Ray Mar 11, 2019 / 06:39

    Sam was all set, when Daddy spoilt his adventure. Who can refuse an ice cream on a hot day? Not Sam, for sure.

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  3. anuragbakhshi Mar 12, 2019 / 05:02

    Awww, so cute. Reminds me of this very old legendary ad for a cooking oil in India, this was in the early 90s I guess. The boy runs away from home, but when he finds out that hot, fresh jalebi (an Indian dessert) is being made at home, he forgets everything and runs right back. here it is /9sorry, couldn’t find a version with English subtitles): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIDWHiTrjZ8


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