#FridayFotoFiction is a weekly flash fiction writing challenge where we give you a photo prompt and ask you to write a 100-150 word flash fiction about it.

Flash Fiction Writing Challenge – #FridayFotoFiction Nov 17-Nov 22 Prompt

The Crib – #FridayFotoFiction Fiction Writing

They have left me here, alone.

Again I’m myself with her.

I don’t even like her, she’s always on her phone or watching TV.

No one is bothered about me.

Not even three days and already my parents don’t like me anymore.

Will I always be with this baby sitter?

Will my mummy not love me anymore?

Will daddy not play with me anymore?

Will he only play with the new baby?

I’ll not let that happen.

This was my room, all for myself but now I have only a side.

Please god, I didn’t want a brother, I want my mommy back, help me!


Every time he looked at the crib he wished God had not heard him that day.

There hasn’t been a day that mom has not shed tears in last 6 months.

God, please give him back to mommy. I want to see her smile.

© Tina Basu

Word Limit – 150

#FridayFotoFiction Featured Blogger Nov 10- Nov 15

Last week we had 14 link ups on this prompt. We, without a doubt, love reading through all your posts. So we thought why not pick up two featured bloggers this week.

Our first featured blogger for Nov10-Nov 15 is Sudha from Sukris Blog. Read her featured post The Dream House. Congratulations Sudha.

Our second featured blogger for Nov10-Nov 15  is Rahul from Opinionated Mua. Read his featured post Magic Hands. Congratulations Rahul.

How to participate in #FridayFotoFiction Flash Fiction Writing Challenge

  1. Follow  &  , your hosts for , on Twitter.
  2. Every Thursday evening Tina and Mayuri will share a Photo Prompt with you on Twitter and on their respective blogs.
  3. Write a 100-150 Word story based on or relevant to the given Photo Prompt.
  4. Use the  badge at the end of your posts.
  5. Link up with Tina or Mayuri
  6. Read, comment, share on the host and co-hosts posts and at least two more posts linked in the party.
    Pro Tip – Networking and commenting are good for your blog’s health and ranks.
  7. Use  in your post and share in on social media using the same hashtag.
  8. Every week Tina and Mayuri will pick one featured blogger whose post impressed them the most.
  9. Every month one winner will be picked from the participants. This winner will be picked on the basis of regular participation through the month and will win a cash voucher from Amazon.
  10. Keep your fictions and engagement civil. Adult content/ affiliated links/ derogatory remarks/ hatred towards any religion is not allowed.


30 Comments on The Crib – #FridayFotoFiction Fiction Writing Nov 17- Nov 22

  1. Zainab
    November 17, 2017 at 11:41 pm (1 year ago)

    I really like the story! I couldn’t make out whose voice it was!
    Nice take !

  2. Charu Sareen
    November 17, 2017 at 11:43 pm (1 year ago)

    That’s such a thoughtful and meaningful piece.

  3. aishwarya
    November 18, 2017 at 2:41 am (1 year ago)

    Woww that was superb story loved it and also emotional ❤️

  4. Neha Sharma
    November 18, 2017 at 9:57 am (1 year ago)

    Loved this story, got me emotional. Also, liked the idea of this Friday Foto Fiction. Would like to give it a try someday.

  5. Joshita JJ
    November 18, 2017 at 10:41 am (1 year ago)

    This is the best thing I read today! You have expressed the feelings of an elder child so well. Very heart touching…

  6. Nayantara Hegde
    November 18, 2017 at 1:50 pm (1 year ago)

    This is so sad. Have to be careful what one wishes for.

  7. Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan
    November 18, 2017 at 2:56 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow this is from the older siblings point of view. Loved it.

  8. Aesha shah
    November 18, 2017 at 3:02 pm (1 year ago)

    Sometimes we do regret our wishes. Very nice take on the prompt .

  9. Gayathri
    November 18, 2017 at 6:23 pm (1 year ago)

    Now that really hurts .. establishing a bond with the unborn baby is very very important ..

  10. Humaira
    November 19, 2017 at 9:03 pm (1 year ago)

    Beautifully expressed thoughts. I like emotions of the story. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Dr Bushra
    November 19, 2017 at 10:03 pm (1 year ago)

    Heart touching story. Love your take innocent and reflect bitter truth exist in some form in life

  12. Kavita Singh
    November 20, 2017 at 9:53 am (1 year ago)

    Heart-touching read it was. You made me emotional. Beautifully written post.

  13. Amrit Kaur
    November 20, 2017 at 3:03 pm (1 year ago)

    This is a beautiful story! I would love to read more of such beautiful write uos.

  14. Neha
    November 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm (1 year ago)

    Aww that’s a painful burden to live with.

  15. Rahul Pagad
    November 20, 2017 at 8:18 pm (1 year ago)

    Very nicely done.. I liked the story.. Which brings me to a question. You cannot vote yourself as the winner?😁

    • tinabasu
      November 20, 2017 at 9:04 pm (1 year ago)

      hahahha… I wish I could, but most probably I won’t. Thanks

  16. Lavanya
    November 20, 2017 at 10:35 pm (1 year ago)

    That was a moving take.Poor little guy.

  17. akshata
    November 21, 2017 at 2:44 am (1 year ago)

    thats such a hear wrenching one-as they say be careful what you wish for
    akshata recently posted…LOVE #MicroMondaysMy Profile

  18. sudha
    November 21, 2017 at 10:38 am (1 year ago)

    Very touching story. You never know how the elder kid perceive their thoughts. Their insecurity lead them to think bad about their own siblings.
    sudha recently posted…Eyes are never quietMy Profile

  19. Opinionated Mua
    November 21, 2017 at 10:52 am (1 year ago)

    You got the thoughts right. The sibling rivalry, but in noway would the little one have wished for this. Nicely written tina.

  20. sudha
    November 21, 2017 at 10:57 am (1 year ago)

    Thank you for selecting my story for the #Featured Blogger. I am so thrilled and speechless!
    sudha recently posted…Eyes are never quietMy Profile

  21. Meha
    November 21, 2017 at 1:34 pm (1 year ago)

    This was heart rending. It made me emotional! Loved it Tina!

  22. Anagha Yatin
    November 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm (1 year ago)

    Innocent prayers are always answered…but how I wish it was dishonored by Almighty! Moved to tears…

  23. Mayuri Nidigallu
    November 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm (1 year ago)

    Shocking and heartbreaking end!
    Very well written, Tina.


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