Loony Tunes- Or the Dangers of Processed Food

“You might be a loon,” I shouted at my daughter, “but could you please avoid acting loony for one day?”

“But Mommy…” my daughter started off, but I stopped her mid-sentence.

“How many times have I told you to keep away from processed foods?” I asked rhetorically.

“19,418 times,” she replied irritatingly, but accurately.

I continued my tirade, “I know they’re tasty, but they’re equally deadly.”

“But Mommy, don’t you think you could have explained this to him a bit more calmly?” she replied, pointing towards the mangled body of the human who’d just tried to feed her a bagel.


99 words.

Written in response to the Carrot Ranch July 25: Flash Fiction Challenge.


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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9 Responses to Loony Tunes- Or the Dangers of Processed Food

  1. floatinggold says:

    This was absolutely genius.
    I like how you took the prompt a step further and was inspired by the photo.
    Clever. Witty. Humorous. Well done.

  2. Jules says:

    We had some nasty geese who would run and hiss at you if you got too close.
    Very interesting take! I enjoyed it!

  3. tedstrutz says:

    Your writing is deadly. I like how she knew exactly how many times.

  4. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! That is really how the whole loon interaction should have gone down. It was loony that the adults did not protect their chick with the ferocity of a bagel-loathing-mama.

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  6. Norah says:

    Oh dear. Processed food is more dangerous than I thought. LOL

  7. Invictus says:

    Who-oh again! You write very well Anurag. I am glad you quit the corporate world. Its only good to draw inspiration for some dark, morbid stories, not to work in 😉

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