First, thanks for the tribute Ted and Congrats to Rochelle on the book!

Second, for visitors, submit your own poem or a short story of 100 words or less, inspired by a weekly photo in this fun, flash fiction group. You can read submissions or submit your work HERE, or click on the little blue guy at the bottom.

Writing tips, typo alerts and comments welcome, as long as they are respectful and helpful, not hateful.


One minute she was pushing a cart through the aisles, the next she was a miniature in a sick dream. The last thing she remembered was Marie, the mother of the child she hit, handing her some beads. It wasn’t her fault, the kid wasn’t in a cross walk! She did stop, and the kid was breathing, so she took off. No cops, no pay out.

She hadn’t known terror until Marie’s giant face appeared.

“You are a small person and now you shall live like one. Do your best to stay away from the bottom of my shoe.”

  1. Sandra says:

    Seriously sinister! Nicely done, one of the few to cover the miniature shopping trolley so far.

  2. You story took me by surprise, but in a good way. As Sandra said, it was a very different perspective. A new way for wronged people to get revenge.


  3. Your chilling twist. I like the path you took in writing your entry. It’s really good.

  4. boomiebol says:

    This is good, well done

  5. A revenge indeed… And she might be worth it

  6. 40again says:

    Very sinister twist, well done,

  7. Parul says:

    Not running off would have been wiser in retrospect..
    Like the kid’s mother’s words in the end

  8. elappleby says:

    Honey I shrunk the hit and run driver? I like it! 🙂

  9. Shreyank says:

    the second story on the miniature shopping cart.. loved it 🙂

  10. I guess that’s a kind of justice: injuring someone small and then being forced to live as someone small. Nice and creepy. 🙂

  11. Joe Owens says:

    Ah the payback will be terrifying!

  12. zookyworld says:

    What a last line! A great way to close your story.

  13. Next time I go shopping I’ll be certain not to hit any little ones. Yikes! Fun stuff, Turnip. Thanks for the congrats on the book.

  14. Hi Turnip,
    Shades of Lilliput. A wicedly imaginately story. You let your creativity run wild here. Ron

  15. rgayer55 says:

    She better hope Marie isn’t wearing football cleats. Looks like she means to stomp a mud-hole in her. I thought it was very well written.

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