Friday, 1 November 2013

October Flash - Day 31

Yes, this was last year.
Yes, I never finished with it then.
That's why I'm going to do it now! (Plus, they're starting a similar project in November this year, and I want to get the old one finished before that, which means two stories a day which is practically impossible, but yeah.)

The Flash Fiction Project at Google+ has something new going on! There will be a visual prompt for every day in October, and I'm going to try to write a (very) short piece for it every day as well. Due to time zone differences, I'll try writing and posting mine early in the morning, so it's a day after the original post for me, but still the same for them.

Let the fun beginend so the next can begin! Here is the prompt for October 31:

It was the week before Halloween and Helen's turn to pick up Anna from kindergarten. One of the teachers was already waiting for her, to tell her that they expected kids to have costumes for the celebration.
"We're having 'fairy tales' as theme this year," he said. "Oh, and it would be great if you could provide some food for the buffet."
Helen nodded and took Anna's hand for the walk home, thinking that they could have said something about a Halloween party sooner.
"Guess what fairy tale I chose, Mommy!"
"Oh, let me see... Could it possibly be the Frog King?"
"How did you know?"
"It's your favourite, honey." Helen smiled at her daughter. "So you already had to decide on a costume?"
Anna nodded vigorously. "I didn't have to fight for mine. They all wanted to be princesses or heroes."
Her mother looked puzzled. "What do you want to be, then?"
"Why, the frog of course! I don't want to be the cheating princess, the frog is much nicer, and green is my favourite colour."
Helen laughed. "All right then, we'll get you a frog costume this weekend!"

Later that day, Helen and Larry were sitting together in the living room, watching TV. In a commercial break, Helen asked: "Do you know what costume our daughter wants for Halloween next week?"
"Don't tell me, let me guess. From the Frog King?"
"Yes, but who?"
He grinned. "The frog, of course. She always wears green, and she doesn't like the princess very much." Helen looked crestfallen at her husbands understanding. "Oh, don't worry, I'm sure you'll get a chance to dress her up as a princess. We just have to show her the right kind of princesses before next year's Halloween."
"Oh, fine. By the way, you'd better think of some food to bring along, it's your turn next week." Now it was Helen's turn to grin.

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