Guarding Fruit

“What are you doing standing there?”

“I’m guarding the fruits. Ms Petunia told me to keep watch and shoo away any humans or birds that show up to steal them.”

“Uh… then why are you eating them? Shouldn’t you at least ask?”

“Oh, I’m sure she wouldn’t mind me taking a commission.”


I’m not sure where I was going with this story, but I guess I’m there?

The photo prompt has been given by Alicia Jamtaas at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and the word prompt (Knot) has been given for the Six Sentence Stories hosted by Denise Farley.

44 responses to “Guarding Fruit”

  1. I like short stories. I like them very much. I think they are just as hard or harder to write than the longer ones. I like short comments too. It’s the only kind I write. 😉

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    1. Glad to hear that 😀 Personally I find longer stories a bit hard to write (those end up being monstrous, & not in a good way).

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  2. Payment in advance. Smart thinker, will go far!

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  3. Dear Bernadette,

    Sounds fair to me. 😉 Sweet commission.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  4. Oh, I do hope Ms Petunia agrees. A big idea well expressed in so few words.

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  5. thought packed in a few words. good job.

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  6. You certainly made your point :). When you’ve said all you needed to say, then that’s a good time to stop!

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    1. Fortunately, the six sentence/ 100-word formats help recognising the end easier 🙂

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  7. I apologize for such a long letter – I didn’t have time to write a short one – Mark Twain.
    Short is good.

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  8. I agree. it’s reward for work well done. 🙂

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    1. They did say hard work reaps sweet rewards.

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  9. Fair deal, for sure! Ms P would agree if she had any sense. 😉

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  10. Paying in fruit is probably the best way to go, when they steal, they take more than their fair share.

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    1. Maybe they should’ve thought through everything 🤔

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  11. but of course. loved the humor. 🙂

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  12. You are there, alright!

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  13. Sometimes you just need to help yourself, rather than wait to be offered.

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    1. It’s definitely faster 🤷

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  14. I like where you landed. 😀

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  15. of course she has to occasionally sample to be sure the stock isn’t turning sour. fun read.

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  16. I’d also be tempted to take a commission. Great story!

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  17. Hahaha cheeky sod! Nicely done

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  18. Of course it would have been smart to ask first, but he is hep to think that way

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    1. God helps those who help themselves 🤷

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