Junior and me were at the
Dolphinarium to kick start the winter holidays. While Junior would be inside, I had
thought of working from adjacent open café.
As we were about to enter
the premise, I got a call. I signalled at junior and pointed him to wait at
one of the tables. Junior fidgeted for a minute or so and then spotted this
Stealthily he slid under the
table. He pulled his trouser slightly and then little harder. But the man was
Junior came out. Now he sat
just at the arm’s length from him. Junior tried to pull the paper from his
hands. Again, no reaction! Shocked at this, Junior came running to me.
“Mom that man died reading
some bad news, it appears”.
Watching Junior’s antics
since beginning and now his distress, I busted into laughter…
“You naughty munchkin! Dumbo…that’s
a wax statute!”

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Word Count: 148
*Inspired by the “Ronaldo” of McDonanld and wax statues of Madame Tussauds!
Its my contribution to #FridayFotoFiction by Tina and Mayuri
Categories: Flash Fiction


The R.Viewer · October 27, 2017 at 2:42 pm


Anonymous · October 27, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Nice good quick read!

sudha krishnan · October 28, 2017 at 5:52 am

Haha very cute! Loved a new style of write-up.

    canvaswithrainbow · October 28, 2017 at 7:06 am

    I m happy that it got u laugh Sudha. Thanks for visiting.

shalz75 · October 29, 2017 at 2:53 am

Good one Anagha; I can imagine the child's distress at not being able to pull off the mischief with any apparent reaction!! 😉

    canvaswithrainbow · October 29, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Absolutely Shalini… thats frustrating for any musketeer! Thanks for visiting.

pragunify · October 29, 2017 at 8:47 am

Wow a wax statue, nice angle to foto.

    canvaswithrainbow · October 29, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Fiction can be worked out in any angle isnt it Pragun! Thanks dear for visiting.

opinionated mua · October 29, 2017 at 8:57 am

Haha a good one Anagha. 🙂 Statues are sure more realistic now. Poor baby 🙂

    canvaswithrainbow · October 29, 2017 at 9:42 am

    So very true… statues indeed make you believe that the person will step out of it any moment! Thanks dear for visiting and appreciation!

Akshata Ram · October 29, 2017 at 9:24 am

Never realised that its a statue! Nice one

Lavanya Srinivasan · October 29, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Learnt a new word today. Dolphanarium. Well written!

    canvaswithrainbow · October 30, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Lavnya there is Dolphinarium in Dubai. And it was my son's favourite place to visit during holidays. Dolphin show and meeting the dolhins at the end of the show were the attractions for him.
    So now you know the origin of this fiction, too!!!
    Thanks for visiting!

Varsha Kalelkar · October 30, 2017 at 3:36 am

Laughed loud in public. Good one.

    canvaswithrainbow · October 30, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Thanks Varsha for visiting! Glad that you enjoyed it!

Deliciously Alive · October 31, 2017 at 4:07 am

Loved this light hearted take on the prompt, Anagha. Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

    canvaswithrainbow · October 31, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Delighted that you loved this take on the prompt Mayuri! Thanks for visiting and appreciating the effort.

Namy · October 31, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Good one Anagha! Poor munchkin, probably got really scared.

    canvaswithrainbow · November 1, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Even i had a great time writing it out once i got the idea, Namratha!
    Thanks for visiting.

Gayatri Gadre · November 1, 2017 at 9:12 am

Ha ha ha ha absolutely loved it. Made me curious is it real life incidence? 😉

    canvaswithrainbow · November 1, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Partially yes. My son was very scared of the statue of Ronaldo, outside McD's outlet. So you guessed it quite right Gayatri! Thanks for visiting.

Pratibha · November 1, 2017 at 11:54 am

I totally loved this one. Good laugh !

    canvaswithrainbow · November 1, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Thnx Pratibha for visiting. Really happy that it brought hearty laughter for u!

Tina Basu · November 2, 2017 at 11:52 am

hahahah… this was cutest Anagha! Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction.

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