SoCS June 27/15 – Some/Sum


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This week’s prompt: “some/sum.” 

I can’t do any of these sums mum.

Oh Johnny. You can do some of them surely.


What’s the first one?

Six plus four.

Just six plus four?



Well what do you think the answer might be?

No idea Mum. I think my brains fell out in the holidays.

Nonsense you just have to put your thinking cap on.

Its not helping mum.

You have it on back to front.

Oh right, wow look at that Mum.

What my darling?

I can see the answer.

And what is it?



Yes eleven.

How did you work that out?

Well I thought six apples and four apples.

Yes that’s right you have ten right?

No mum you forgot Gran always gives me one for luck.

Some times I wonder why we visit Gran.

I’m smart now aren’t I mum?


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26 Responses to SoCS June 27/15 – Some/Sum

  1. LindaGHill says:

    Ah Grans. They do spoil us, don’t they? Hahaha! Cute story, Michael. 🙂

  2. phylor says:

    I was never good at math; my father tried to teach myself and a friend how to do high school math. We laughed. He tried. But, he did enjoy the fact that my friend’s concept of math was worse than mine. Found out later, I’m numerically dyslexic — I reverse #s.

  3. Oliana says:

    Oh this is so precious, Michael. He used his logic which makes total sense! You have such a gift with conversations…I could hear them both talking with an Aussie accent too!! I changed my Iphone’s Siri voice to an Australian accent…so pleasant have that accent guiding me on the road:)

  4. DELL CLOVER says:

    I LOVE THIS!!! All of it, but both the ending and the bit about brains falling out–really good!

  5. Cute story. The thinking of the young.

  6. Very good Michael. Somehow this reminded me of doing math as a kid. Excellent story.

    • Thanks John for reading my effort. Appreciate your comment. I was never any good at maths so thankfully I never entered a profession that required me to know any more than the basics.

  7. jetgirlcos says:

    Awesome story. Children are extremely logical!

  8. Very nice. Shows a sweet relationship between child and grandmother and that all adds up pretty good.

  9. Hope Floats says:

    Made me smile. Kids are so literal and innocent in their logic. To a kid something like that is an amazing show of cleverness. You could almost picture the boy sitting there with a huge grin, so proud of himself.

  10. herheadache says:

    This gave me awful flashbacks of my own struggles with math, but I loved the ending.

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