His First Sleepover

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields

Martha and Joseph woke up suddenly, to find their entire home shaking violently.

They looked at each other and then cried out together, “The sleepover!”

They ran out, only to find their yard looking like it had been struck by a tornado.

And then, they saw the kids, crowded together, but safe. She checked once again, and then cried out, “Where’s Dorothy?”

“I don’t know Mom,” her son replied meekly, “I was fast asleep, when she tickled my nose….and I sneezed.”

Martha shook her head, and sighed, “Clark Kent, what am I ever going to do with you?”


99 words.

Written as a part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE).

Note: The State of Kansas has given three notable figures to the literary world- Dorothy (of Wizard of Oz fame), Clark Kent (the mild-mannered reporter who’s the secret identity of Superman) and our illustrious host, Rochelle!


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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37 Responses to His First Sleepover

  1. Tannille says:

    How clever. Enjoyed the twist. Now we know how the trip to Oz really happened.

  2. neilmacdon says:

    I think she’s taking the Dorothy thing very well. Perhaps she doesn’t want to upset little Clark. Or perhaps she just knows there’s no place like home

  3. Great take on the prompt. I wonder if Dorothy has got her shoes!

  4. This was so clever and original. Well done!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  5. Dear Anurag,

    Hopefully they’ll find Dorothy. It would be challenging to be Clark Kent’s mother. 😉 Good one. This made me smile.



  6. draliman says:

    Poor Dorothy, sneezed all the way to Oz 🙂

  7. This was great, Anurag. I hope she finds her way home. She’s likely to suffer some trauma though. Clark is likely to suffer from guilt. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

  8. bearmkwa says:

    Oh, that’s funny! 🙂

  9. Dale says:

    That was a fabulous mashup, for sure!

  10. plaridel says:

    his sneeze was so powerful it send dorothy on her way. clever take on the prompt. 🙂

  11. trentpmcd says:

    Kansas, the 1930s, a lot was going on back then…

  12. This so funny Anurag! Thanks for my first big grin of the day.

    My story – Gail’s Gazebo!

  13. Sandra says:

    An inventive take on the prompt.

  14. msjadeli says:

    What a fun twist on a fun story 🙂

  15. Abhijit Ray says:

    Has Clark Kent’s sneeze blown Dorothy away? Or did she take precaution and hid under the bed? What a sneeze, indeed! You can call it Hurricane Hugo!

  16. Nan Falkner says:

    W O W !!!!! This is a clever story! With 4 boys, we have had many – many! Once I waited hidden in our back yard – and sure enough – here they came until they heard my voice: “BACK IN THE HOUSE! Your story brings back fond memories! Thanks!

  17. kittysverses says:

    Enjoyed your take on the prompt!

  18. granonine says:

    Good one 🙂 You had me wondering right up to the end.

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