Pure Imagination

monsters-dmmCopywright – Douglas M MacIlroy

For Friday Fictioneers this week I offer you in just over 100 words my flash fiction entry:

Pure Imagination

Nap time, Bethany.

Sea Urchins don’t take naps.

I see.

The sea urchins giggled uproariously as she walked away.

Suddenly from the hallway a deep-sea diver appeared with something in her hand.

“What’s that?” the urchins cried in unison.

It’s sea urchin food.

“No it’s not!” the littlest urchin quipped. “Sea Urchins like cookies!”

“Well”, said the diver, “I happen to know that urchins eat whatever they find as they creep along the ocean floor.  Seaweed, dead things…”

“EEW GROSS!” yelled littlest in disbelief.

The deep-sea diver offered to make cookies for after nap.

Suddenly the reef was barren.


Michael Feinstein: “Pure Imagination”


This post is to honor the seven innocents in Utah whose mother lacked the skill to care for her children.  

RIP little ones.


Thank you Rachel of Addicted to Purple for the opportunity, and pleasure of writing on this great prompt for Friday Fictioneers.

Want to read what others saw in this prompt?  Then please go HERE

43 thoughts on “Pure Imagination

  1. Liz Young says:

    Lovely little story which reminds me of teaching my grandsons to suspend disbelief on a country walk – we had to cross a plank bridge with a troll underneath it!

    • Lynda says:

      Alicia, thank you. My teaching Profs at uni would say that my persuasion was extrinsically motivated and should have been intrinsically motivated… But a fresh baked cookie now and again is a good thing. 😉

    • Lynda says:

      Laurie, I was hoping you would like it. I had to kind of cheat with the italics to indicate the change of voice from DSD to SU to keep it nearer to 100 Words and hope the reader would forgive the technical fault. LOL!

  2. patriciaruthsusan says:

    Lovely story that brought back memories of our own children when they were small. It’s wonderful when family members inspire creativity in children. That was a great song. Well written. I could see the children and mother. 🙂

    • Lynda says:

      Michael Feinstein, has the best voice and a wonderful children’s album/dvd (that is the cover in the video). I used to play it for my classes of 1st and 2nd graders often. Thank you, Patricia!

    • Lynda says:

      Dear Rochelle,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the story and I hope you listened to the featured song by Michael Feinstein too! He has such a wonderful voice.


  3. shoreacres says:

    Lynda, I’m worried half to death about you. I see that a good portion of your area doesn’t have power now, but it seems the tornado has passed by. Once you get power back and can take a breath, please let us know you’re ok. I’m going to assume that you and Bob are fine. 😉

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