Saturday Centus – Wk#108 – Prompt: Photo – 100 words – “Spies”

29 May

Melanie giggled, “I think she’s a fashion model. Look at her shoes.”

Abbie had another idea, “I think she is really a princess. She’s hiding from the evil queen.”

A man with shiny, black shoes walked by.

“He’s a police officer. They have shiny shoes.”

Abbie laughed, “No, he’s the prince looking for his princess.”

Another set of legs approached.

“Girls, why are you under the table?” a voice asked.

Abbie and Melanie sat up giggling.

“Sorry, mum, we were watching people go by and were guessing who they really were.”

“Abbie thinks everyone is a prince or princess.”


Posted by on May 29, 2012 in 2. Saturday Centus


10 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#108 – Prompt: Photo – 100 words – “Spies”

  1. Judie McEwen

    May 29, 2012 at 11:08

    In someone’s eyes, we are all princes and princesses! A wonderful post, Ross!!!

    • Ross Mannell

      May 31, 2012 at 22:39

      Thanks for the comment.

      In the story, “A Little Princess”, a girl insists every girl is a princess. Who would I be to claim otherwise? 🙂

  2. Sue

    May 29, 2012 at 15:31

    I think I like Abbie’s point of view!


    • Ross Mannell

      May 31, 2012 at 22:39

      Thanks for the comment.

      I agree, Abbie’s outlook is very positive. 🙂

  3. Carrie

    May 30, 2012 at 04:39

    LOL, definitely something kids would do. I could see my own doing just that!

    visiting from Jenny’s

    • Ross Mannell

      May 31, 2012 at 22:41

      Thanks for the comment.

      Many years of teaching 5 to 12 year old children often gives me ideas for stories. I was always fascinated by their ability to look at the world in ways adults have often forgotten. 🙂

  4. anita

    May 30, 2012 at 09:12

    I love this! What a wonderful take on the prompt!

    • Ross Mannell

      May 31, 2012 at 22:42

      Thanks for the comment.

      I can easily imagine children having fun as in the story. 🙂

  5. Jenny Matlock

    June 3, 2012 at 09:12

    Oh wow!

    This brought back a memory of my children!

    They used to hide under the table and make up stories.

    What fun, Ross!

    • Ross Mannell

      June 3, 2012 at 22:25

      Thanks for the comment.

      Either it’s years of teaching helping me to better understand the minds of children or perhaps I’m an incarnation of Peter Pan. 🙂 Children’s ways of looking at the world can be fascinating.


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