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. 


©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 


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

  1. Yinglan February 12, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    I enjoyed the story. Little James reminded me a little of myself – not every child likes to sit quietly while their parents enjoyed themselves.

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  2. Iain Kelly February 12, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    A great adventure for James. Nice story, this would be a great amusement park 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 February 12, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      Thank you Ian. I think as a kid I would have liked it and my brothers too 🙂

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  3. Singledust February 12, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    Caught up in play and got lost -typical of a hyperactive kid – happy mum found him at last! Phew! Though I think his rumbling tummy made him think it was time to look for Dad

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    • mandibelle16 February 12, 2017 / 10:48 pm

      Thanks for reading. Yeah it’s pretty much how it is sometimes, All is well until a child feels hungry.

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      • Singledust February 13, 2017 / 12:53 am

        reminds me of my boys when they were younger – wait – even now too!

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      • mandibelle16 February 13, 2017 / 10:12 am

        Haha. That want to be independent eh and do their own thing? second thought, I don’t thing men outgrow this either lol. Thanks for your comment 🙂

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  4. Steve Lakey February 13, 2017 / 12:02 am

    Glad he turned up safe! I like how his Mum used his full name. You know there’s trouble coming when that happens!

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    • mandibelle16 February 13, 2017 / 10:13 am

      Thank you Steve. Yep, you’re absolutely right, the full name is never a good thing. Thanks for your comment 😊


    • mandibelle16 February 13, 2017 / 10:07 am

      Thank you Joy. Every little girl/boy wants to be independent until something’s wrong and Mom and Dad are needed. His Mom was probably freaking out too 🙂

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      • Joyfrida February 13, 2017 / 10:02 pm

        Freaking out! I would be running around like a headless chicken! 😂

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  5. James February 13, 2017 / 7:52 am

    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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    • mandibelle16 February 13, 2017 / 10:00 am

      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.


  6. ceayr February 13, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Cute story, Amanda, you conveyed the little chap’s emotions nicely.

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  7. Lorraine February 13, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Just what a kid would do — humour the parents for a while, head out on their own only to discover parents do present an advantage or two. Well told.

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  8. rosemawrites February 13, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Geez! now he will not forget his lesson! 🙂 nice little story dear Mandi!

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  9. Lynn Love February 16, 2017 / 10:01 am

    Ah, I remember my son wandering off a few times when he was smaller – I’m not sure who was more terrified, me or him! Glad your tale had a happy ending, nicely done

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    • mandibelle16 February 16, 2017 / 11:16 am

      Thanks Lynn. You’re right I think it was probably worse for the mother. The little guy was only upset for a short while, the Mom frantic for all the hours he was ‘exploring’ on his own.

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