Grandpa’s office (Friday Fictioneers)


Image by Adam Ickes at

Image by Adam Ickes at

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:



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37 responses to “Grandpa’s office (Friday Fictioneers)

  1. Great idea for a story. You could go all sorts of ways with this.

  2. A lie detector extraordinaire. Gotcha, says Grandpa.

  3. camgal

    Haha wow an agreement is only made when all three are being untruthful. Splendid!

  4. Clever story, and very true.

  5. Grandpa is probably well versed in getting the truth by now. Captured the spirit of young boys pretty well in the story

  6. 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,
    Marie Gail

  7. A dead give-away. They’re stuffed. Good story, Jessie.

  8. An immensely clever take on the prompt, Jessie and great dialogue. Love the humour.

  9. JED

    Poor guys. Bet they will be fighting again soon once grandpa gets done with them.

  10. 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 🙂

  11. Hah, caught out by their sudden cooperation!

  12. Dear Jessie,

    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.



  13. Great ending lines. In my experience triplets rarely agree on anything. I really enjoyed this one.

  14. (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.

  15. What a funny story, don’t know why, but it reminds me of old movies.

  16. Cute. Cute. Cute.
    Ha. A “like” in “triplet” Randy

  17. 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

  18. Sarah Ann

    Lol. Such a lovely story and that last line had me laughing.

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