The Garden Thieves


Photo Source: ceayr

Whispers and hushed giggles woke Charmaine from her slumber.

There was a time when no one dared enter her property, but kids these days had no respect.

She marched down the stairs and listened. The brazen pair were laughing!

“Thieves!” Charmaine cried, bursting through the door.

Two boys suddenly stopped at her gate. Their pockets bulged from their pilfering.

Before either of them could speak, Charmaine snapped her fingers, and they vanished in a puff of smoke. As it cleared, two toads are revealed.

Charmaine grumbled, “I really oughta get rid of that gummy bear tree.”

“Ribbit!” they agreed.



(As always, this is from this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge. Every week, Rochelle, the grand poobah of all things flash fiction, posts a photo and offers a challenge of 100 words or less. It’s good fun, and there are a lot of fantastic stories that come out of it! It’s also a great way to meet writers with your same interests! And also get some great feedback that might help improve your writing.)



27 thoughts on “The Garden Thieves

  1. Dear Melony,

    Where does one find seeds for a gummy bear tree. Cute story. A bit of crit…the third to the last paragraph that starts, “Before either of them…” has a bit of tense confusion, going from past to present and back to past.



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