Sunday Photo Fiction: The Sacrifice #amwriting #flashfiction #fiction 


Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting SPF. 

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Credit: A Mixed Bag

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Ellie stared at her teddy bears. She collected them and these three were her favourite. She didn’t much play with them, but they had a place of pride on her daybed. 
Truthfully, Ellie played with other stuffed animals, she didn’t care if she wrecked or ripped them a part. Sometimes she even gave a stuffed animal to her family’s dog dog Artic.

But Mom said she had too many teddy bears and because she didn’t play with these three teddy bears on her bed, she could only keep one of them. 

“But I snuggle with them at night, they keep me safe from the monsters. Even a monster can’t defend himself against three bears, ” Ellie told her Mom who laughed and ran her fingers through Ellie’s curly brown hair.

 Ellie stared at her three soft bears, unable to choose who would go. 

Suddenly, the solution came upon her. If Ellie couldn’t have all three bears, the only solution was to get rid of her Mom. She really loved her Mom a whole bunch, but she thought if she sacrificed Mom to the monsters, she would both be able to keep all three teddy bears and the monsters would leave forever too. 

It was a scary thing to give up her mother, but Ellie thought it was for the best. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

22 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction: The Sacrifice #amwriting #flashfiction #fiction 

  1. Iain Kelly January 9, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Poor mum! I can understand her wanting to get rid of some teddy bears though – my kids have far too many of them. Good story Mandi 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 January 9, 2017 / 5:21 pm

      Thank you Ian. Yes, you’re right, most families do these days. I think Mom will be okay, Ellie just has a vivid imagination. Thanks for reading 🙂

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  2. neelwritesblog January 10, 2017 / 12:25 am

    Very apt story, something all of can very well relate to. And written very well too.

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    • mandibelle16 January 10, 2017 / 11:18 am

      Thank you so much Neel. I’m happy it was relatable, even the bit of weird in Ellie’s imagination — sacrificing her Mom lol.

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    • mandibelle16 January 10, 2017 / 11:17 am

      Thank you Katrina. I was going for that a little bit of the bizarre in a child’s imagination.

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  3. Sydney Hartle January 10, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Lol Ellie reminds me of myself as a child. My brother was deathly allergic to cats, so we had to get rid of ours. I begged my parents to get rid of my brother instead!
    Great storytelling!

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  4. Joan January 11, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    At first, I was taken aback, but then, I thought to myself, she is just a child

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    • mandibelle16 January 11, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Hehe yes you’re right, it’s kind if shocking, but more it’s just that her logic isn’t right. To her this makes sense, but she doesn’t understand that monsters aren’t real and why she can’t have 200 teddy bears lol. Thank you Joan 🙂

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  5. Sunday Fiction January 12, 2017 / 2:51 am

    I like her way of thinking. Those teddies are her protection. She needs them. It’s the only logical course of action. 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 January 12, 2017 / 9:46 am

      Of course, the logic of kids. It does make sense in its own way 🙂 Thanks again.

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      • Sunday Fiction January 13, 2017 / 3:28 am

        It makes perfect sense 🙂 Who needs a mother when you have teddies. Although she made find herself starting to get a little hungry

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  6. Sunday Fiction January 12, 2017 / 2:54 am

    One slight error I noticed. On the first line it reads “Ellie stated at her teddy bears.” I can just see her there, hands on hips, pouting saying “Right teddies … ” hehe

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    • mandibelle16 January 15, 2017 / 12:27 pm

      Lol. I don’t think so, she’s just being a kid. Her logic isn’t sound. In her mind, this just makes sense. Thanks for reading!

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