Summertime Santa – Friday Fictioneers August 2/13

Friday Fictioneers is sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  The idea is to write a 100 word story with a beginning, middle and end based on the photo prompt.

Photo copyright: Jennifer Pendergast

Copyright - Jennifer Pendergast

Summertime Santa

(105 words)

“Come sit on the bee, honey.”

“No, Mommy.”

“I’ll lift you up.”


“Be a good boy and sit on the bee, John.”


“Just quickly so I can take a picture for your nanny and poppa.”

“No, Mommy.  Scary.”

“It’s just pretend, John.  See?  Mommy’s petting the bee.”

“Mommy sit on bee.”

“Don’t be ridiculous.  Here, stop squirming.  I’ll just put you on for a second.  It will be fun.”

“No. Bees hurt.”

“Fine.  Be silly about it.  No picture for your grandparents.  That’s not very nice.”

John wipes the hot tears off his cheeks and picks a flower.

“I take this for them.”



40 thoughts on “Summertime Santa – Friday Fictioneers August 2/13

  1. I was expecting Mom to sit on it and something bad to happen but this works, too. The dialogue seemed very realistic. Mom has undoubtedly tried to teach John to be careful of bees and now she’s upset because he’s taking her advice to heart. Ahhh, the joys of being a parent. I’m with John on this one.


  2. Very enjoyable story and very true to life. It’s quite a moment when situations like this happen between parent and child, good for John to stand his ground but then offer a compromise – he will go far.

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