(100-word flash fiction)
Tracey is overjoyed. Justin’s lunch boxes are coming back empty. And he’s also putting on weight. She attributes it to the fully eaten lunches. But why the sudden change?
Finally, she asks casually, “You seem to be extra hungry at school these days. Been doing more sports?”
“Mmm…mmmm, not really!”
“Well! You’ve been polishing off all your lunches of late.”
And innocent 7-year old that he is, he blurts out. “We found this strange machine in the woods behind the school. You put your lunchbox in and the food turns into whatever you ask for, like burgers and pizzas.”
After some reluctance from the muse, it delivered two stories. This one is rather playful, even whimsical after that super serious one I did before. To read Rochelle’s story and all other FF contributions, head here.
That is an interesting machine…
Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂
A more benign machine this time
Yes, the bane of modern times 🙂
I want one of those machines. However I want one that turns junk food into healthy fare. 😉
Haha 🙂 That’s called discipline, saying No to junk food 😀
My goodness, Justin will want one at home now. Fun read.
Hahaha 🙂 If his mother will let him, that is 😀
Where the hell was that when I was a kid? Now, I’m much more appreciative of the healthy food, but I still enjoy a good pizza or burger. Good take. Very creative.
Thanks for the lovely comment. 🙂
Yes, all the kiddos would love one, wouldn’t they? Maybe they should get off their devices and start exploring more 😀
They might even trade their devices for that device.
Hahaha 🙂 I wouldn’t put it past them. Here in NZ when the lockdown was eased, the car queues in front of MacDonalds was horrendous. A couple of outlets even ran out of food. Junk food addiction 😦
You’re in New Zealand? No wonder you’re joyful.
People don’t seem to realize junk food is much heavier on junk than food.
Yes. Partly the reason I’m joyful. Great place and no Trump here 😉
No Trump will vastly improve any place.
I could really use a linch machine for this pandemic!
Hahaha 🙂 Yes, Joseph, I am tired of my own cooking too 😀
I would love a machine like that! My waistline would suffer though!! 🙂
In that case two machines would be needed, this one and a one for workouts 😀 😀 😀
Haha! No way a kid would ask for a salad, eh?
Hahaha 🙂 The possibility is remote 🙂
Whoa! Very clever story! A magic fridge! Thanks !
Thanks Nan. Thankfully it doesn’t exist 🙂