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FF – Back Down to Earth

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

“Look, dear, Billy’s done some artwork! I’m in it! I am at the centre of everything. The intersection of the Venn Diagram. I am his beginning and his end. I am the centre of his universe. I AM HIS GOD!”

“That’s all very nice, darling, but Billy’s only four years old. I’m not entirely sure that’s what he’s trying to say.”

“Hey, Billy, come and explain your artwork to me!”

“Well, Daddy, the yewow dinasouwus is gonna eat you, and you is vewy scared and you has done a little poo poo.”


“Don’t worry, darling, you’re still the centre of my universe.”

  1. November 4, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    What a let down: from being the center of the universe to being a joke! I can see it now. This little four-year-old budding artist is going to be a politician’s nightmare. Can’t wait!


    • November 5, 2021 at 10:47 am

      He’ll soon be bringing all sorts of people “back down to Earth” 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. November 4, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Food is always at the centre of the universe


    • November 5, 2021 at 11:09 am

      The dinosaur understands that.


  3. November 4, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Makes perfect sense to me!


  4. November 4, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Kids can be harsh.


  5. November 4, 2021 at 7:15 pm



  6. November 4, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    HA HA!! A lot of people are going to be surprised someday to learn they are NOT the center of the universe!! Cute story!


  7. November 4, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    I’ve been waiting my entire life to see ‘Venn Diagram’ in a sentence. LOL
    Very imaginative little kid!


  8. November 4, 2021 at 9:22 pm



    • November 5, 2021 at 12:13 pm

      I can just imagine him there explaining everything 🙂


  9. November 5, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Hahaha! Love it!


  10. November 5, 2021 at 9:43 am

    This is absolutely brilliant and gave me the first laugh of my day! Thank you!

    Here’s mine!


  11. November 5, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    haha! Love it, well done.


  12. November 5, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Oh what a precautious child is Billy. Great laugh. Well done.


  13. November 5, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    way to go, dad. 🙂


    • November 6, 2021 at 5:53 am

      It’s probably closer to the truth than his initial thoughts!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. November 5, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Teehee! What a demotion for Daddy. Deity to dinner in 100 words.


  15. November 5, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    No, now, I won’t seen anything but “poo” for the brown stuff in the photo. You are hilarious. I do feel for the dad in your story though. But, a four year old can be fickle. Next week, the dad’ll be the center of the little boy’s universe. =)


  16. November 6, 2021 at 9:11 am

    MOL…kids🙈Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend🐾😽💞


    • November 6, 2021 at 5:47 pm

      Yep, that’s kids for you 🙂


  17. November 6, 2021 at 10:21 am

    Billy’s logic and argumentation is flawless. He’ll get far… 😀 What a great story and good laugh!


    • November 6, 2021 at 5:48 pm

      He has a great future ahead of him 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. November 6, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    I love the dinosawus, and the poor Dad’s comedown. At least he’s in the picture though – my 6yo brought home a comic about his homelife last week. Even the cat features, but not me!


    • November 7, 2021 at 6:13 am

      Oh no! Sounds like the dad in my story should count himself lucky, then!


  19. November 7, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Dear Ali,

    What a comedown for poor Dad. At least Mum knows the right thing to say. 😉 Love this.




    • November 7, 2021 at 4:53 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Leave it to Mum to rescue some of Dad’s self esteem 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  20. November 8, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Back down to earth with a THUMP! Children do tend to be bruisingly honest.


  21. November 9, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Made me laugh, what a delightful story, so truthful.


    • November 10, 2021 at 6:54 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  22. November 10, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Great idea for this photgraph. I came up with nothing. Enjoyed!


  23. Lyn
    November 11, 2021 at 8:51 am

    One of your very best 🤣


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