FFfAW – Week of January 5, 2016 – Daisy


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When Cousin Daisy was given a chemistry set at age six her parents knew thought much would come of it.

But Daisy loved to play with the chemicals mixing this with that and seeing what might happen.

When she was sixteen and had moved on to advanced Chemistry for Aspiring Chemists, she received a package of very advanced chemicals. So advanced, some came in lead lined containers with a large skull and crossbones on the cover.

No one really knows what happened but its likely Daisy did what she always did. Mixed this with that and saw what happened. There was a commotion as my aunt described it and when they ran to see Daisy had been reduced to her bare bones.

She became a fixture in her parents home. My uncle would place his hat on her head; my aunt hung her tea towels from her arm just to prove Daisy was still useful.


Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/fffaw-week-of-january-5-2016/

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30 Responses to FFfAW – Week of January 5, 2016 – Daisy

  1. Hahahaha! This is hilarious! She blew herself up and her skeleton is now being used as a hat rack and towel rack! Horror comedy! Hahaha! Love it!

  2. A useful memento. 😀

  3. samratkel says:

    Brilliant. So few scientists admit that they found something by accident lol or they became bones and others spoke for them.

  4. Lol poor Daisy, she certainly got down to the bare bones of it 🙂

  5. mandibelle16 says:

    Poor Daisy did chemistry that was a bit to advanced for her. It’s nice the family still incorporates her into their daily life though. Great sense of humor as always Michael and great writing!

  6. Oh no, poor Daisy. She should have paid attention to that skull and crossbones. 🙂

  7. Well, not many of us can say that once reduced to bones we are still useful! (Of course, who would hear us say such things?)
    A smiler all the way through.

    • Thank you, when you look at it reduced to bare bones does reduce your usefulness so I’m glad daisy stayed a useful member of her family……wasn’t it Robin Williams in Parch Adams who suggested that when he die he be buried with his arse sticking out of the ground so he could be used as a bike rack??

      • It sounds like something Robin Williams would say in one of his films. Think it’s Patch not Parch Adams — just to let you know. I’m not critiquing your typing!

  8. Lori Carlson says:

    ha! delightful tale, Michael! I loved playing with chemistry sets as a child too.. almost blew up the chem lab in high school 😀

  9. XD
    I rather be alive than useful in that way.
    Great story.

  10. Oliana says:

    Ah Michael, what a great story!! you have the talent to turn the most outrageous stories into something funny. Happy New Year!

  11. rogershipp says:

    Wow! A teenager that never breaks curfew… Boy, were they lucky!

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