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FF – Out of the Fire

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


“We call in humility.”

“And the Dark Lord shall answer!”

“We ask for his presence.”

“And the Dark Lord shall come!”

“To step out of the flames.”

“And the Dark Lord shall appear!”

“Arise! Arise! Arise!”



“Oh, Lord of Darkness, hear these pleas of your humble slaves…”


Michael? What are you and your friends doing down there?

“Arse, it’s my Mum.”

If you’ve lit another fire, so help me I’ll tan your hides…





  1. February 6, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    The REAL dark lord

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  2. February 6, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Ha!! Kids! 🙂

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  3. February 6, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Mum wins every time!

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  4. February 6, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    HAHAHA! The all-powerful Mum! 😀

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  5. February 6, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Like Neil said… the REAL dark lord cometh!!
    She’s way more scary than any old wizard.
    Fun stuff, Ali.

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  6. February 6, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Mums are scary indeed. Phaboom! Laughing here.



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    • February 7, 2019 at 7:57 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Mum will always scare the demons away 🙂

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  7. February 6, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    wouldn’t it be more fun if mum can join them in their game? too bad, she’s too old for that. 🙂

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  8. February 6, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Flippin’ kids!!!! Great write!

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    • February 7, 2019 at 7:58 am

      What are ya gonna do? Kids will be kids! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  9. February 6, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Funny stuff, Mums are scary and must be treated with caution!

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  10. February 6, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Never mess with the Mums!

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  11. February 6, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    And rightly so! When Garry was working and his mother called, the newsroom came to a standstill. “Garry, it’s YOUR MOTHER.” I think they would have stopped the newscast if they had to.

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  12. February 7, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Ha ha — clearly the Dark Lord has the right of it! Mums are not to be messed with!

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    • February 7, 2019 at 8:00 am

      He may be lord of the Underworld but he has a sensible head on his shoulders!

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      • February 7, 2019 at 3:04 pm

        Well, of course he does — how else do you suppose he’s kept his position this long? 😉

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  13. February 7, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Ha ha ha. No monster is bigger than Monster mommy.

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  14. February 7, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Good dialog, Ali. I can totally understand the mother’s attitude. There are looks that can freeze someone in place. Who needs the Dark Lord. As all teachers know, one of those looks is most effective if done by the eyes in the back of the head. 😀 — Suzanne

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  15. February 7, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Hmmmmm…. the dark side has cookies. Mums have cookies.

    Ergo, mums must be….. uh oh!

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  16. gahlearner
    February 7, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Hehehe. All power to the mums. Which Harry Potter’s Dark Lord has found out, too, if I think of it.

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  17. February 7, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    And mum appeared none to late for the sake of all! 😬

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  18. February 7, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Ha, even the Dark Lord is afraid of moms (very wise)…Hilarious!!

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  19. February 7, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    A wonderfully quirky and funny story – nicely done.

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  20. February 7, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    LOL! “Mums are scary.” I love it!

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  21. Abhijit Ray
    February 8, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Boys were doing some black magic, before mother appeared like a dark lord!

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    • February 8, 2019 at 7:51 am

      The boys may be annoyed but I think mum did them a favour!

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  22. February 8, 2019 at 11:19 am

    This is really good, Ali. You’ve picked key details, judged the pace beautifully and managed a genuinely amusing twist at the end. Kudos!

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  23. February 8, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Looks like Michael will be sitting on the naughty step for a while!

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  24. February 8, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    The dark lady out-menaces the dark lord every time. Good one.

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  25. February 8, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Had a good laugh over this! Lovely story! Boys will be boys, and then mums will be mums

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  26. February 8, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Good on Mum!

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  27. February 9, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Cute story. Back to reality with a bang.

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  28. February 9, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Yes, mums are scarey. They need to be, with rascals like this one to rear 🙂

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    • February 10, 2019 at 7:22 am

      You can’t have your kiddie summoning demons in the basement 🙂

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  29. Merbear74
    February 9, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Don’t ever mess with a pissed off mum!

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  30. February 10, 2019 at 5:46 am

    The Dark Lord is no match for an angry mum. Loved it!

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  31. February 10, 2019 at 9:44 am

    As everyone’s already said, you don’t want to cross a mum. They are the scariest being known, or unknown to children.

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  32. February 10, 2019 at 9:54 am

    MOL…dark Mum…well…for the kids..MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a wonderful Sunday🐾😽💞

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  33. February 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    The Dark Lord cowers before Mum! 😀
    Love the rhythm of this piece. 🙂

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    • February 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm

      The Dark Lord is no match for the power of Mum 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!

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  34. February 10, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Ha.. sound like they only got hold of a lesser daemon… Mums can be quite scary

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  35. February 10, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Amateur v Professional 🙂

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  36. February 11, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Cute story!

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  37. February 11, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Haha, he’s scared and rightly so!

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  38. February 12, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Love how you changed it from dark to light. Well done! 🙂

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  39. February 12, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    She might get angry, after all…

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  40. February 14, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    You’re never a real grown.up, Dark Lord or no Dark Lord, when someone’s mum’s around

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