Sunday Photo Fiction: An Adventure Alone #amwriting #flashfiction 

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Credit: Sascha Darlington


Six-year-old James was excited. He was at a giant amusement park with a fascinating complex modular domes. He tried to rush past his parents but his Dad grasped James’ hand firmly. 

They entered the first dome and there was a huge race track inside. James squeeled while driving with his Dad in a go-kart. The next dome had a mini-golf course. Half-way through the course James decided he was bored and that it was time for his adventure alone; he crept off when his Dad was putting. 

He spent his day playing in a giant indoor playground and then went outside to where there were rides for kids to go on. He made friends with another boy named Paul whose parents thought James had permission to ride rides with them. 

After a while James felt sick because he hadn’t eaten. He returned to the mini-golf course to wait for his Dad. He sat there for hours but he never saw his parents. He thought they had decided they didn’t want him.

 Then he heard his Mom’s angry voice: “James William, where have you been?” He hugged his Mom and cried into his Dad’s shoulder when he picked James up. It appeared his adventure alone was more than James had bargained for. 


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31 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction: An Adventure Alone #amwriting #flashfiction ”

  1. When I was five years old, my parents took me to see the Disney film “The Shaggy Dog”. It was about a teenager who came upon an Egyptian ring that caused him to turn into a sheep dog during the full moon.

    I wanted to sit up front with the big kids and my parents let me. But when the kid started changing into a dog, it scared me to death, so I went back to where my folks were sitting. I couldn’t see them at first, which just added to my anxiety.

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    1. Thanks for sharing James 🙂I guess often little guys ( and girls) want to be independent but inside they are still young children, especially when they’re scared. Sounds like that movie had some parts which were a bit disturbing for a small boy. Thanks also for the lovely comment and reading the story. I’m glad it’s relatable.


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