Boxes, folders, papers and…
‘Check this out! It’s a pronghorn sheep!’
‘That’s not a pronghorn you idiot, it’s a longhorn.’
‘You two have no idea. It’s a stronghorn. I read about them in at school.’
Triplets are supposed to be close. Finish each other’s sentences. Read minds!
But all they ever did was fight.
Later at dinner, Grandpa asked directly, ‘Were you in my office today?’
Three pairs of eyes widened and three mouths answered ‘No’ without hesitation.
The simple fact all three boys agreed on something made it obvious that not one of them was telling the truth.
Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image. For more information see: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/18-july-2014/
37 responses to “Grandpa’s office (Friday Fictioneers)”
Great idea for a story. You could go all sorts of ways with this.
Thanks Claire… yes, sometimes 100 words isn’t quite enough!
A lie detector extraordinaire. Gotcha, says Grandpa.
Oooh yes, a great lie detector!
Haha wow an agreement is only made when all three are being untruthful. Splendid!
Thanks so much. Glad you liked it!
Clever story, and very true.
Thank you Sandra. Glad you thought so 🙂
Grandpa is probably well versed in getting the truth by now. Captured the spirit of young boys pretty well in the story
Thank you for reading!
Grandpa will always be able to figure them out. 🙂 Fun story about siblings–the best and the worst go hand in hand.
All my best,
Thanks so much for your lovely comments Marie!
A dead give-away. They’re stuffed. Good story, Jessie.
An immensely clever take on the prompt, Jessie and great dialogue. Love the humour.
Thanks Di. Glad you liked it 🙂
Poor guys. Bet they will be fighting again soon once grandpa gets done with them.
Thanks for reading JED!
Dear Jessie, Isn’t it the truth. I have 4 boys and if they were all too ready to agree – something was up. Very good story and I like the dialogue! Nan 🙂
Thanks Nan! I only have one boy (so far) but I can just imagine! I’m glad you thought the dialogue fitted.
Hah, caught out by their sudden cooperation!
Yep! Thanks for reading 🙂
Grandpa is astute and knows his grandsons. I had one less son than Nan but I concur. When they agreed with each other in trouble. 😉
Cute story, particularly the dialogue.
Thank you Rochelle! I really appreciate your comments each week 🙂
Great ending lines. In my experience triplets rarely agree on anything. I really enjoyed this one.
Thanks so much! I’ve never known triplets, but you seem to be speaking from experience.
(I read about them in at school) you might want to revisit this sentence)
The three boys telling on themselves made me laugh. Wonderful take on the story.
Thanks Alicia! And if only I’d seen that in/at when writing… it would have given me an extra word to play with!
What a funny story, don’t know why, but it reminds me of old movies.
Thank you! Glad you thought it was funny 🙂
Cute. Cute. Cute.
Ha. A “like” in “triplet” Randy
Thank you for the triple like!
Jessie, That was a really cute story with great dialogue. Maybe Grandpa was a bit like those boys when he was young and therefore understands them perfectly for that reason. A place kids aren’t supposed to go just makes it more desirable. Well written and humorous. 🙂 —Susan
Thanks Susan! Oh yes, Grandpa is very knowing about what young boys are like 🙂
Lol. Such a lovely story and that last line had me laughing.
Thanks Sarah Ann – glad I could make you laugh!
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