Sunday Photo Fiction — The Playhouse

78CBBBF6-0481-4433-8B4B-EFAFBBD25579Amanda came running into the house that her father and mother were looking at and excitedly asked, “Daddy, can we buy this house?”

“Do you like this house?” he asked her.

“Oh yes,” Amanda said. “There’s a playhouse in the backyard, Daddy. It looks like a Hansel and Gretel house.”

“Is it made out of candy and treats?” Amanda’s father asked her.

“Daddy, don’t be silly,” Amanda laughed. “But it looks like a storybook cottage. Come see.”

As it turned out, Amanda’s parents bought the house with the playhouse in the backyard. It came with a small table and chairs and shelves on the walls, and Amanda moved her dolls and stuffed animals onto the shelves and set up her tea set on the table. She would go to the playhouse every day to play tea party with her dolls, stuffed animals, and her imaginary friend.

Until one day when she came running into the house it tears. “What’s the matter, sweetie?” her mother asked.

“She tore apart my dolls and stuffed toys,” Amanda cried.

“Who did?” her mother asked.

“My friend who lives in the playhouse.”

Amanda’s mother followed Amanda to the playhouse and looked inside, and screamed.015B13FD-4F98-4AA1-8DF9-9D40B02AA12B

(199 words)

Written for Susan Spaulding’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt. Top photo credit: Susan Spaulding. Old hag image credit: Google Images.

15 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction — The Playhouse

    • Fandango September 30, 2018 / 7:54 am

      Probably. Don’t all young kids at one point or another?

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          • newepicauthor September 30, 2018 / 8:02 am

            No one could see him but me and we used to play Monopoly together when my brother and sister got tired of playing. He was pretty cool as he would sell me Boardwalk for just a hundred dollars, but my sister and brother always thought that I was cheating Ghosty.


  1. michael1148humphris September 30, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    That made me shiver,🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Abhijit Ray October 2, 2018 / 4:06 am

    Yes, the house reminded me of this photo. Poor Amanda, she was bewitched.

    Liked by 1 person

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