A Point Per Pea – Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

Genre: Humor (101 words)

A Point Per Pea

Mama Harlow conducted the pea-eating contest. A point per pea. Her five children sat at the table, dipping their heads at their plates, delicately piercing each green ball with a tooth of a fork. The peas turned mushy and cold as they deliberated whether they could eat just one more.

The contest culminated in the Grand Pea Fest. Only the winner ate cake; everyone else ate more peas, equal to the number accrued by the top eater. It was a whole heap of peas, rolling around on mama’s finest china.

“Do we really have to eat all ninety-eight of them, mama?”


Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting the Fictioneers, and to Jan Wayne Fields for the photo. It’s such a great group of dedicated writers. All are welcome to participate. Click here for instructions. For more stories, click on the Frog below.