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FF – The Great Mafesto

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Priya Bajpal.

Copyright Priya Bajpal


The Great Mafesto growled. The sink was full of shells again and his favourite cocktail had transformed into an ornament. Those damn pixies, always causing trouble!

The Great Mafesto looked high and low and found the pixie hiding in a corner giggling. He clicked his fingers and the pixie shrieked, bursting into flames. No-one makes fun of the Great…

TOMMY! The toilet’s blocked! If you’ve been shoving shells down the sink again, young man, so help me I’ll…

The Great Mafesto made a hasty exit through the French windows, cleverly escaping the wrath of the Monumentous Magnificent Mother…


  1. January 9, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Ha ha – lovely little story!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 10, 2019 at 7:43 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  2. January 9, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    What a fun read!


  3. January 9, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Funny. 🙂


  4. January 9, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Mermaid-approved! I could not imagine what was going to happen! 😀


    • January 10, 2019 at 7:44 am

      There should be a special little badge for mermaid-approved posts 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. January 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Kids. They have the most amazing excuses 🙂


  6. January 10, 2019 at 1:50 am

    I think there might be a possibility that the Great Mafesto will be grounded soon… Nice take.


  7. January 10, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Aha! Gave me such a grin when I worked out who the great mafesto was haha!


  8. January 10, 2019 at 7:39 am

    If he thinks he’s in trouble now, just wait until the Momentous Magnificent Mother notices the charred remains of a pixie in the corner…


    • January 10, 2019 at 7:48 am

      It might have been a possum, to be honest…


      • January 10, 2019 at 8:03 am

        Drat. And now the possum pixie can’t even be disposed of down the toilet…


  9. January 10, 2019 at 10:07 am



  10. January 10, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Simply delightful!

    Click to read my FriFic tale!


  11. January 10, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    I’ve read this three times and smiled every time! Loved it.


    • January 10, 2019 at 7:33 pm

      Aw, thanks for a such a lovely comment and I’m glad you liked it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  12. January 10, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    An enchanting tale. Reminded me of Calvin & Hobbs in a way.


    • January 10, 2019 at 7:34 pm

      Thank! I’m a big fan of Calvin and Hobbes 🙂


  13. January 10, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    You made me smile. I’ve been that mum!



    • January 10, 2019 at 7:35 pm

      Ha ha! Kids, eh? 🙂
      I’ll read your story as soon as Google lets me – there’s some sort of certificate error it’s telling me, and it won’t allow me on the page 😦


  14. January 10, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Hilarious … for some reason reminded me of sneaky Calvin (& Hobbs). =)


    • January 10, 2019 at 7:36 pm

      I’m glad you liked it! I enjoy reading Calvin’s latest adventures with his favourite stuffed toy 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  15. January 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Run, Mafesto, run!


    • January 11, 2019 at 7:49 am

      No-one can catch the Great Mafesto… um, hi Dad, didn’t see you there…


  16. January 10, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    sweet stuff…


  17. January 11, 2019 at 2:33 am

    boys will be boys. hopefully, he’ll grow up soon for his own sake. 🙂


  18. January 11, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    He is probably a speshell child. Glad he clammed up and escaped the wrath of the mother.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 11, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      I’m sure she’ll be waiting for him when he comes home for his tea 🙂


  19. January 11, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Oh dear. This could be Walter Mitty as a child. Cute on. When my kids were younger, one of them flushed his older brother’s Star Wars action figures. We had to use the neighbor’s facilities for a few hours.




    • January 11, 2019 at 5:11 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      I’m glad you liked it!
      I’m more upset about the travesty of flushing Star Wars memorabilia than your toilet facilities. Oh no, please, not Han Solo too, please, no 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  20. January 11, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    This made me laugh out loud! Thank you. Wonderful take on the prompt.


    • January 12, 2019 at 6:05 am

      I’m glad it made you laugh 🙂


  21. January 11, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Lovely imaginary friend hijinks! Reminds me of the movie, “Drop Dead Fred.” Looks like mom has her hands full!


  22. January 11, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    That was fun!


  23. January 12, 2019 at 3:28 am

    Ha! Wonderful story. I love it.


  24. January 12, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Wonderfully done, Alistair.
    Methinks the Monumentous Magnificent Mother is not amused…


    • January 12, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      Methinks you are correct and will be waiting for the Great Mafesto when he comes home for his tea 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  25. gahlearner
    January 12, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    This gave me a good laugh. Very cute story, and I’m afraid the future of the great Mafesto is somewhat restricted.


    • January 13, 2019 at 6:30 am

      I think you’re right. It’s going to be chores and homework for a while 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  26. January 14, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    LOL…a child’s imagination is the best (except of course whne it clogs the toilet) but besides that…the best!


    • January 14, 2019 at 7:43 pm

      Ha, it’s all fun and games until the toilet stops working 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  27. January 14, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Haha, is it based on your childhood memories? 😉


  28. January 15, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Tommy can’t escape from MMM’s wrath for long…
    Cute story!


  29. January 15, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Very funny, reminds me of Calvin


  30. January 15, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    That’s a fun take. I enjoyed it, thoroughly.


    • January 16, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!


  31. January 15, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    As usual, you made me smile. Fun story.


  32. January 16, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Two-feet ..they’re all the same…MOL😹Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday🐾😽💞


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