Saturday Centus – Wk#143 – Photo prompt. – 100 words – “Grey”

24 Jan

“Look, Poppa! Some tomatoes are red,” surprised Alex called.

Poppa smiled, “They’re ready to pick.”

“Can we pick the green ones?”

“They aren’t ripe yet,” Poppa explained. “We have to wait for them to change colour.”

Alex pondered, “We eat green and red apples. Aren’t the green ones ripe?”

Poppa’s smile widened, “Not all things change colours the same way.”

“Will I change colour when I’m older?”

Poppa was amused, “Like your Poppa, your hair may one day grow grey.”

“Are you ripe?”

Poppa laughed, “I’ve been on the vine a long time.”

“No one picked you?”

“Your Grandma did.”


This is the photo prompt from the Centus site.


Posted by on January 24, 2013 in 2. Saturday Centus


3 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#143 – Photo prompt. – 100 words – “Grey”

  1. JoAnn Bayne

    January 25, 2013 at 02:27

    That is great writing and great imagination – made me chuckle at the last. Thanks for sharing.

    • Ross Mannell

      January 27, 2013 at 10:29

      Thanks for the comment. Comments are emailed to me first so there is sometimes a delay between posting and appearance. Sorry about the confusion.

      I was looking for something a little different for the prompt. That can often come when trying to look at the world through the eyes of a child. 🙂

  2. Jo

    January 25, 2013 at 02:29

    I thought I left a comment – guess it didn’t go through. Loved the conversation – it made me chuckle at the last – thanks for sharing.


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