Caught red-handed #BarAThon #FlashFiction

“MOM! She’s doing it again!”

“Donna! Quit it. That’s the third time this week. Let Ella have her share.”


“But, but. . . mom, she’s eating MY share!” Donna glowered at Ella as the other smiled smugly at her.

“Enough, you two. Donna,learn to eat your own food and be happy. Please!”

Donna moved a few inches away from Ella, smarting under the unfair treatment.

A cunning smile spread over Ella’s face as she watched her sister. Donna saw red and with all her might lunged forward and ripped Ella’s skirt and out tumbled 4 chocolate cupcakes right before their mother’s eyes.

A deathly calm descended over the room as Donna watched her mother glare at Ella, her hand twitching the way it did before a spanking. In that instant she wished she hadn’t given her sister away.


Welcome to the Bar-A-Thon, the blogging challenge over at Blog-A-Rhythm. I’m blogging every day this week and will be writing short pieces of fiction on each of the daily prompts.

I’ve also taken up the theme of the 7 deadly sins and will touch upon one each day.


Today’s prompt: Caught red-handed

Today’s theme: Gluttony

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20 thoughts on “Caught red-handed #BarAThon #FlashFiction

  1. I have been in such sibling fights with my sister for the longest time!! and for silly things like number of grapes in my bowl! today we can have a good laugh about it, those days it seemed like a matter of life and death! this post brought out those memories! lovely!

  2. This scene is a leaf from the past! Brought back some memories. We all have experienced this, the sibling rivalry, snitching on each other and then feeling miserable about it too.

  3. I have been Ella as a kid. Only thing it wasn’t cup cakes but Water Melons and my poor brother got scolding, until I was caught and got whipped. After that day I have always shared first and never taken more than my share. I one hit too close to home.
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