Friday, 21 January 2022

 

Genius



The kid was riffling through ‘For Kids’.

“Grandpa, who writes these stories?”

“People like me.”

“No?”

“Yes. There’s one in here written by me.”

“You write stories!”

“Will you believe that this one is my hundredth story?”

The kid was surprised and overjoyed. Then he asked, “How many days did it take to write them all?”

“Ten years.”

“That long…….”

“Yes.”

“I could write ten stories in a day.”

“You’re a genius.”

Next morning the kid came rushing to grandpa.

“I did it. Guess how many stories I wrote last night?”

“Ten?”

“I wrote thirteen.”

“I told you, you’re a genius.”

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A story for Friday Fictioneers on a picture prompt

Word count 101

24 comments:

  1. Wonderful and fun-filled story, even if 'tis one toke over. :-)

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  2. My grandmother frequently told me I was a genius. It's been all downhill since then

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    1. My grandparents also said the same about me! :)

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    2. grandparents always spoil us, thanks for reading the story

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  3. Inspiring grandfather! We need such role-models.
    So happy for the kid! May he write more.

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  4. That's the encouragement they need at the start, before realism sets in!

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    1. that's the hard part, realism . thanks for the comments

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  5. A sweet and positive tale.
    Have a wonderful weekend ...
    Isadora ��

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  6. Love this! Imagine having a grandpa who can write stories! Talk about incentive :)

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  7. I love the surprise of the child and their enthusiasm to create! Lovely.

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  8. i b arora, I love the connection the child has with his grandpa and that grandpa is cultivating a love of reading, writing, and creating to build a happy childhood for the child and for grandpa as well.

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  9. p.s. Excellent dialogue also!

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  10. Dear Arora,

    Sweet story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  11. Aw... Sometimes the student outdoes the master. Adorable life lesson.

    Anne from annehiga.com

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