Friday Fiction – A Pint Of The White Stuff

Finally – it’s Friday (well, it is here anyway). A very tough challenge this week based on a fabulous work of art by Claire Fuller. I chose to get serious and explore the theme of Janus, the two-headed Roman god of transitions – nah, just kidding, I went for something silly as usual. Enjoy!

For those who don’t know, Friday Fictioneers is a challenge to write a 100 word story from a picture prompt. It’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, and anyone can play. Thanks for hosting, Rochelle! Check out the link at the end of my story to see what other fictioneers did with this week’s prompt.


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A Pint Of The White Stuff

Poor little Solomon Riggs was born with two heads, but his mother loved him just the same.

Mr Riggs was shocked and instantly blamed the radiographer who had failed to spot his son’s additional appendage during his wife’s scans. The radiographer blamed the doctor who was often late to work and always bleary-eyed. The doctor blamed the milkman who never delivered the milk on time, which stopped him from getting his Weetabix.

And the milkman?

He was long gone. As soon as he heard about Solomon’s condition, he skipped town, pulling his cap down tight to hide his second head.

(100 words)

Need more Friday Fiction? Click the blue frog to read more stories from other fictioneers!

Need more words? Click here for my response to the DP Challenge (1000 words) The Girl Who Floats Up Hills

Need more silliness? Find out what happened when Fabio fell face-first into the industrial grating machine at the Parmigiano-Reggiano factory (600 words)