short story Archives - Janey Robinson

Janey Robinson

Flash Fiction Friday #9

Sep
28

“Dot and Boy”

Inspired by the little dog from the board book “Each Peach Pear Plum, by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, here is my micro-story for two of the littlest characters.

Dorothy, known as Dot,

Was a tiny, misunderstood dog.

She blew raspberries at everyone for fun,

But they just found it odd.

One day she befriended a tiny,

Misunderstood little boy.

Who wore a uniform with a hat,

And blue trousers in corduroy.

Now that they are a pair, they’re

Invited to things like picnics.

No longer misunderstood, they

Make sense as each other’s sidekicks.

Janey’s Flash Fiction Friday: 

Short stories by me, inspired by picture book extras from the books I love.

 

View this post on Instagram

#FlashFicFriday Inspired by this little #dog from the #boardbook #EachPeachPearPlum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg . . . “Dorothy, known as Dot, was a tiny, misunderstood dog, She blew raspberries at everyone for fun, but they just found it odd. One day she befriended a tiny, misunderstood little boy, Who wore a uniform with a hat, and blue trousers in corduroy. Now that they are a pair, they’re invited to things like picnics, No longer misunderstood, they make sense as each other’s sidekicks.”.. . . #Flash #Fiction #Friday #extras #supportingcast #silentcast #writing #microstory #books #childrensbooks #picturebooks #illustration #writing #reading #inspiration #amwriting #mybookshelf

A post shared by Janey Robinson (@janey_robinson) on

Flash Fiction Friday #8

Sep
21

“Brilliant Beasties”

Inspired by the brilliant beasties from the picture book “Kevin” written and illustrated by Rob Biddulph, here is my micro-story for the two I’ve named Hairy Fairy and Slimy Mo.

Here’s Hairy Fairy and Slimy Mo,
They’re at the Best Beasties Talent Show.
Mo is nervous, she’s started to melt,
Hairy Fairy’s angry, he forgot his belt.
‘…And the Best Bestie of them all,
Is Frilly McNilly and his beat box call.’
‘Oh,’ groaned Mo. Hairy Fairy huffed..
Then everyone was shh’d, and hushed.
‘Runners up, Hairy Fairy and Slimy Mo,
You are brilliant beasties, bravo!’
There were claps, whoops, yay’s and cheers,
The party began, with cold beastie beers.

Janey’s Flash Fiction Friday: 

Short stories by me, inspired by picture book extras from the books I love.

 

View this post on Instagram

#FlashFicFriday Inspired by these brilliant beasties from the #picturebook #Kevin written and illustrated by @rbiddulph . . . “Here’s Hairy Fairy and Slimy Mo, They’re at the Best Beasties Talent Show. Mo is nervous, she’s started to melt, Hairy Fairy’s angry, he forgot his belt. ‘…And the Best Bestie of them all, Is Frilly McNilly and his beat box call.’ ‘Oh,’ groaned Mo. Hairy Fairy huffed.. Then everyone was shh’d, and hushed. ‘Runners up, Hairy Fairy and Slimy Mo, You are brilliant beasties, bravo!’ There were claps, whoops, yay’s and cheers, The party began, with cold beastie beers” . . . #Flash #Fiction #Friday #extras #supportingcast #silentcast #writing #microstory #books #childrensbooks #picturebooks #illustration #writing #reading #inspiration #amwriting #mybookshelf

A post shared by Janey Robinson (@janey_robinson) on

Flash Fiction Friday #7

Sep
14

“Ironic, Tiger”

Inspired by the animal scene from “Here We Are: Notes For Living on Planet Earth”, the beautiful picture book written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, here is my micro-story for the tiger.

Tiger had been looking forward to the festival,
He had counted down the weeks all year.
His favourite band were now playing on stage,
But Frog was ribbiting in his ear.

Janey’s Flash Fiction Friday: 

Short stories by me, inspired by picture book extras from the books I love.

 

Flash Fiction Friday #5

Aug
31

“Talulah Wild”

Inspired by the picture book Where the Wild Things Are, written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, here’s my micro-story for the red-headed wild thing I’ve called Talulah.

Talulah had been to the hair salon,

She wasn’t sure about her new do.

It felt strange as she swung through the trees that day,

But by nightfall she felt fierce and cool.

 

Now,

she’s coming for you!.

Janey’s Flash Fiction Friday: 

Short stories by me, inspired by picture book extras from the books I love.

 

Flash Fiction Friday #4

Aug
24

“C for Cat”

Inspired by the picture book Wild, written and illustrated by Emily Hughes, here’s my micro-story for the wild-at-heart cat I’ve called Clive.

Clive was tired of being told he was a cat, when

He knew he was a TIGER.

He had a plan to prove everyone wrong, it involved a race,

Then jumping on Bear to frighten her.

Janey’s Flash Fiction Friday: 

Short stories by me, inspired by picture book extras from the books I love.