How My Dad Met My Mother

Every 4th of July, Mom loves telling us the story of the day she first met Dad.

Mom had gone to see the carnival when she heard a wolf-whistle. She quickly turned around angrily, only to find a huge man leering at her. She had never felt so handicapped by her pencil-thin figure.

It was then that a sailor pushed her gently aside, and hit the ruffian so hard that he FLEW up, leaving behind just an artificial leg in a boot.

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Mom rushed into the sailor’s arms, and whimpered, “How can I ever thank you Mr…..”

Dad replied, “Popeye.”


100 words.

Written as a part of Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The objective is to write a story in 100 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt. To read many more exciting and interesting short 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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58 Responses to How My Dad Met My Mother

  1. shivamt25 says:

    This was one of the sweetest stories I have read in just 100 words. Well done!

  2. neilmacdon says:

    Cartoons are SO violent

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Poor Bluto -lost a leg somewhere and Popeye still beating him up! 🙂

  4. draliman says:

    Haha, that’s quite the mental image!

  5. Liz Young says:

    That was a killer of a last word!

  6. Dale says:

    I love this, Anurag! Such a great use of a cartoon…

  7. Alice Audrey says:

    Was your mother’s name Oliveoil?

  8. plaridel says:

    and i presume her name is olivia? 🙂

  9. Jelli says:

    Oh, I love this story…let me guess now…her name was Oliv… Love it! Great Story!

  10. willowdot21 says:

    That is so cute 💜

  11. Simply delightful and refreshingly different. I like it!

    Click to read my FriFic tale

  12. Jan Morrill says:

    Awwwww…I love it! Thanks for my first smile of the morning. 🙂

  13. Hooray for Olive! What a lucky girl.
    That Bluto was always filled with bad intent.

  14. trentpmcd says:

    Clever use of the cartoon.

  15. James McEwan says:

    Cartoons are the best. I love Popeye and his super spinach.

  16. Way to go, Popeye. Nicely done

  17. Dear Anurag,

    Love this! A whole new spin on Popeye and Olive Oyl.



  18. yarnspinnerr says:

    🙂 Loved this clever take.

  19. Dahlia says:

    Popeye! Fantastic 😀

  20. Laurie Bell says:

    Haha I really enjoyed this. What a hero 😉 great emotion

  21. syncwithdeep says:

    beautiful. I loved the last line! and that cartoon is my favorite which attracted me to eat spinach 🙂

  22. Sarah Ann says:

    🙂 Lovely! A great re-telling.

  23. 4963andypop says:

    Very enjoyable with a punch at the end ( as wel as in the middle. Eat your spinach!

  24. Such a fun take on the prompt.

  25. Выход есть — скачать игровые автоматы Вулкан!

  26. Ha, ha. That’s a cute story. I guess Bluto got what was coming to him. Good writing, Anurag. 🙂 — Suzanne

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