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100WCGU – Wk#46 – Prompt: In the dark recesses of my mind – 107 words – “Cunning Plan”

19 Jun

In the dark recesses of my mind an idea formed. I had a goal. I thought I had the solution. I might be six, but don’t underestimate my cunning.

I practised what I would say. I knew I had to be a good actor to carry it off or my plan wouldn’t work.

I needed to build my courage to face the foe and achieve my goal. It was time.

“Mum…”

“Hello sweetie, would you like a piece of the cake I baked?”

My jaw dropped in surprise, “Yes, please.”

How did she know what I wanted? She can read minds. It must be a mum thing.

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22 responses to “100WCGU – Wk#46 – Prompt: In the dark recesses of my mind – 107 words – “Cunning Plan”

  1. annahalford (@anhalf)

    June 20, 2012 at 00:04

    Haha, the power of a Mum to know exactly what her child is thinking! Good one. The least dark one I have seen so far 😉

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 08:56

      Thanks for the comment.

      As a child I suspected my mum could read my mind at times. As a teacher, I learned we just come to expect certain things often by their posture or they way they speak. It’s more intuition through experience than mind reading. 🙂

       
  2. Lisa Wields Words

    June 20, 2012 at 00:05

    I love this, especially because I think my daughter lives it on a daily basis. I can see her mind working as she plots to achieve her goal, but she can never fool me. 😀

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 08:58

      Thanks for the comment.

      I love the scheming minds of the young. They can work their plots but their inexperience usually gives them away. 🙂

       
  3. Older Mum (@Older_Mum)

    June 20, 2012 at 00:25

    Oh I loved this, and especially that mum turned around and offered the cake anyway. Really lovely take on the prompt.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:00

      Thanks for the comment.

      Parents usually get to know what to expect. With a cake freshly cooked, little feet would soon be heard. :0

       
  4. Sally

    June 20, 2012 at 02:22

    Loved it, well done.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:01

      Thanks for the comment.

      This was a little fun from the light recesses of my mind. 🙂

       
  5. Midlife SInglemum

    June 20, 2012 at 02:47

    Love this, the realization of a 6yo that sometimes things come easily.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:03

      Thanks for the comment.

      For a six year old, simply asking would be easiest but they sometime seem to think they are more successful with cunning plans. 🙂

       
  6. itsjennythewren

    June 20, 2012 at 03:02

    Love it so funny! Now i want cake 🙂

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:04

      Thanks for the comment.

      I sometimes look after an 9 and 12 year old when my neighbour has to be away. The 12 year old especially likes to be around if I’m cooking choc chip cookies. 🙂

       
  7. Anonymous

    June 20, 2012 at 04:48

    Beautiful as all the darker entries are, it’s nice to read such a cheerful take on it. I like the fact it didn’t occur to her that she’d get it anyway.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:06

      Thanks for the comment.

      I’ve noticed some children want to maximise their success. This one may have thought asking would have led to a rejection so plotted to increase the chance of success. What a surprise teh cake came so easily. 🙂

       
  8. yogaleigh

    June 20, 2012 at 15:41

    Cute story.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:07

      Thanks for the comment.

      Little children are always a source for cute stories. 🙂

       
  9. Miriam

    June 20, 2012 at 19:49

    Little children and their simple desires. A well written piece!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 21, 2012 at 09:08

      Thanks for the comment.

      Little children can be so serious about the simple things in life. It’s what makes them charming when adults can see a bigger picture. 🙂

       
  10. Gilly Gee

    June 21, 2012 at 15:56

    Oh such sweet innocence, love it 🙂

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 25, 2012 at 07:54

      Thanks for the comment.

      Children are a good source for ideas. 🙂

       
  11. ventahl

    June 24, 2012 at 04:05

    Yeah, I think like this sometimes and I’m over 40! Pity the calories aren’t so forgiving.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      June 25, 2012 at 07:55

      Thanks for the comment.

      As adults, we try to rationalise why we do things. In this case, it’s likely to be, “Just one won’t hurt.” 🙂

       

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