November 8: Flash Fiction Challenge – Super Mashed Potato Boy


November 8, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that pairs mashed potatoes with a superpower. It can be in any circumstance, funny or poignant. Go where the prompt leads.

Super Mashed Potato Boy looked out his kitchen window and saw the world was in trouble. There were weevils in the potato patch, and it needed his urgent attention.

There was one way to deal with such a world-wide crisis. A huge plate of mashed potato, eaten hurriedly and washed down with an icy ginger tea.

Having done so, he flew out his window and dealt a deadly blow to the weevils. Around him, grateful farmers sang his praises and the world was once again saved from potential disaster.

He went home and took up his trusty potato peeler.


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21 Responses to November 8: Flash Fiction Challenge – Super Mashed Potato Boy

  1. The Haunted Wordsmith says:


  2. janmalique says:

    Them weevils didn’t see that coming!

  3. Sadje says:

    😃! Thanks for saving the potatoes of the world.

  4. Ritu says:

    Thank you Super Mashed Potato Boy!!! The world needs spuds!!!!

  5. Charli Mills says:

    That’s a fabulous superhero name: Super Mashed Potato Boy! Farmers around the world would love his powers. Good one, Michael.

  6. This is great, Michael. Most amusing.

  7. calmkate says:

    Really well written Michael, you have excelled with this one!

  8. I love this! I can imagine a Super Mashed Potato Girl to partner with this spud superhero!

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