June 8: Flash Fiction Challenge – Wifflduff


June 8, 2017, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that involves playing an outdoor game, like tetherball, hoops, tag. It can be made up, traditional, cultural or any kind of twist. Go where the prompt leads.


This is a fun game to entertain kids in the back yard. The idea is to disassociate the words given with their meanings. For example, spaghetti. If you answer pasta or food, you would be wrong and out of the game. If you say dog/cat/elephant, you would be correct.

In the one minute, you attempt as many as you can. If you survive a minute, you accumulate how many you got right. One wrong and you are out, and as added fun, you have to prance around the yard like a chicken saying whiffleduffwhifflduffwhifflduff.

Hours of fun and excitement.


Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2017/06/09/june-8-flash-fiction-challenge/

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16 Responses to June 8: Flash Fiction Challenge – Wifflduff

  1. Wish I read this two days ago when I was making my 5-minute time filler game cards for my VBS volunteers this summer. This would be a great no supply game for elementary age kids!

  2. Lol I’d be confused, knackered and tongue-tied, is that the point of the game 🙂

  3. Brilliant….. especially as it diverts our minds from the automatic obvious responses, and THAT in itself can be problematic!

  4. MC Clark says:

    Sounds like a fun game, especially for children, I imagine lots of laughs would be had.

  5. scribblersdip says:

    Absolutely wonderful and zany – and definitely stimulates so many different brain layers all at one swoop – for many, overwhelming, but with practice, it teaches so much, that can then be translated to so much more! Hahahaha! I LOVE it – damn, I wish I had had the privilege of being one of your students – I could have learned so much, and you most likely would have taught me so how “to lighten up” ….. 😀

    • Michael says:

      One of the things I used to say was: “Give it a go and see what happens.” Though I did have a few students over the years who could have done with a good ‘lighten up’..lol
      It was a challenging activity..

      • scribblersdip says:

        I bet – but still, if kept to the fun side, definitely a sharing, learning and bonding experience 🙂

      • Michael says:

        Oh yes my students loved drama games especially the ones where lots of activity was involved, I had a lot of them..often made up as I went along but always requiring them to explore whatever the game was aimd at.

      • scribblersdip says:

        a sign of a very good teacher – one who is willing to be flexible and go where the moments lead – of course, it could be easier to allow for this, in drama, as opposed to maths – but, none the less, still a really impressive and wonderful characteristic of you – you should be gracious in accepting the compliment 😀

      • Michael says:

        Its interesting you should say that as last night I had a dream in which a colleague asked me if I missed school, my answer was no, and I don’t, I miss the drama classes that is all…but you move on and new things stimulate your mind…like more writing and meeting intersting people the world over..

      • scribblersdip says:

        yes, that is interesting, but I could understand not missing all the other stuff, but longing for the “freedom” of drama classes …. and as you say, the joy in discovery of new things, spaces, places and people, can be just as rich and rewarding …. so that’s the really good bit 🙂

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