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Little Land

While playing Hide n’ Seek, Robert ran looking for a hiding place. Reaching the end of the garden, he climbed into a little cave.


He came out the other side and lo and behold, there was a mansion, the size of a dollhouse. In front, a pool with cranes and swans and nearby a little forest with lions, deer and bears.


He felt like a giant in this land of tiny things and decided to visit the mansion, perhaps he could get a ‘tiny’ paper and pen to write a letter home. “Don’t touch,” said the little girl who stayed next door (and suddenly appeared with her friends); these are our toys.


The photo prompts have been given by Sandra Crook at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and by Goroyboy at the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW). The word prompt (Crane) has been given by Six Sentence Stories at Recording Life Under The Radar (Thanks for hosting it till now).

29 responses to “Little Land”

  1. I’d be inclined to ‘not touch.’ Interesting use of two prompts at once. I’ve only done that a few times myself.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks James

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  2. Hahahaha! She wasn’t in the land of “tiny people” she was in “ToyLand”! LOL! Cute story!

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Priceless Joy

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  3. Using so few words to combine three prompts is brilliant! A great little tale.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Keith

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  4. Very prompt! Good six

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks UP

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  5. Wow! What wonderful toys! You completely sold me on the idea of a Narnia experience, so your twist at the end took me completely by surprise. Well done!

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  6. (I’m with the others), nice job of brevity in the service of a two prompts!

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Clark

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  7. What a cute story! A giant in the land of miniature. . .I wonder if the miniature cranes were small origami cranes?

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Hi Pat, the cranes were actually plastic toys. (I doubt they would have survived the water in the pool otherwise)

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  8. You really can combine prompts for sure. This feels like there is more to the tale yet?

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Maybe, maybe not. I barely visit Little Land so can’t really say

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  9. Imagination makes so many wonderful things possible.

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  10. Gulliver in reverse? LOL Nicely told!

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Yup

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  11. Great way to combine three different prompts within a flash fiction structure! What a fun little story, a magical world.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      For me it’s more of a blend between magic & reality 🙂

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  12. And in a flash he returned from being a giant to an ordinary kid. Nice twist to the story.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Subroto

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  13. A new twist on the Lilliputians. Nicely done–brought a smile to my face.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Granonine 🙂

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  14. I love when multiple prompts converge and the result is something special. Nicely done.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks Lisa

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  15. This was wonderfully fanciful, and so true to life that the little girl and her friends would prevent him from playing with their miniature kingdom!

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  16. Great story; well done. I really like the image of the little boy going through a cave to a miniature world. Too bad the girls had to follow.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      It was actually he who was trespassing on the girls’ little toy party

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