Paula hosting Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge, challenging bloggers to write a flash fiction piece or a poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.
This week’s photo is credited to inactive account – ID 1103997 on Pixabay. It depicts three girls of different ages/heights dressed in pink and blue aprons and bakers’ caps. They are standing behind a table that displays a wedding cake, cupcakes, and various other baked goods.
The girls were bored. Summer camp was over and they still had 4 more weeks of vacation left. Mom and Dad have been back to work after staying home for a long time so this summer was different. Things have been returning to normal after covid.
Lily the oldest one thought why not bake a dozen cookies. This was the first year she was babysitting her sisters and had done a babysitting basics course in her camp. So engaging her siblings was a good thing.
Once she entered the kitchen, she invited her sisters Leah and Trish to join. What started as a dozen cookies turned into a baking spree as they decided to add cupcakes and other assorted cookies. It was almost 3 pm. They had not had lunch but survived on junk for the afternoon. That is when Lily decided they could do a cookie stand outside the house for fun. To attract people she decided to do a wedding cake out of some construction paper and cardboard and moved into her Mom’s craft room. She made her little sister glue the roses that her Mom had got from a dollar store.
By 5 pm, the table was set near her Mom’s rose bushes which was in full bloom. People returning back from work were surprised to see the table. A neighbor decided to take some pictures and the girls decided to pose for the same. As they posed they saw their parents car enter the driveway. A big smile came onto Lily’s face but her heart was racing with the messy scenary she had left behind inside the house.
Are the parents going to be proud of their daughters or are they going to get angry wiht her kids. It is upto the readers to decide.
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