The Celebrity Customer

PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria

“3 Euros for a Coke? Are you crazy?” she screamed.

“I too need to earn something, you know, I’m not a celebrity like you,” the delivery man shouted right back.

“Just because I’m famous doesn’t mean I’m made of money,” she commented acerbically.

“What about the films? The TV Series? Don’t give me that BS,” he countered.

“You know what I got for all that? A big fat egg, that’s what. Now go away, I don’t want your Coke, you’re a meanie, just like that Walter fellow,” the Little Mermaid wailed as she dove back into the murky water.


98 words.

Written as a part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The objective is to write a story in 100 words or less, based on the weekly photo prompt. To read many more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.




About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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38 Responses to The Celebrity Customer

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    The end brought a smile 🙂

  2. Akshata Ram says:

    that was so sweet!

  3. draliman says:

    She needs to have words with her agent 🙂

  4. neilmacdon says:

    That was unusually quirky for you. It made me smile

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    She should’ve insisted on a percentage of all royalties…

  6. Hah! I wasn’t expecting that. Not sure I would swim in those canals though…

  7. syncwithdeep says:

    I could never guess until i read the end.. 😊

  8. Dale says:

    Even in animation, the women are underpaid…

  9. Five out of five seashells from me. All that fame and no fortune.

  10. Alice Audrey says:

    She doesn’t need the Coke anyway. But talk about having to sing for your supper….

  11. plaridel says:

    you wrote it so well i wanted to believe it was a true story. 🙂

  12. Dear Anurag,

    I wonder if they pay her in clams? Cute and imaginative story.



  13. Sarah Ann says:

    So funny. I wonder how far she’ll get through the murk before she needs to come up for air. I doubt it will be very refreshing 😦

  14. pennygadd51 says:

    Lovely twist, Anurag. And nicely rendered dialogue.

  15. Great final ending. the poor little mermaid

  16. granonine says:

    Love the twist at the end.

  17. I think its better she didn’t take the coke. Less trash in the ocean. Delightful twist at the end. Disney’s Little Mermaid was my favourite.

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