PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Good day, Listening Audience, this is Stella Shellingham, bringing you Local Happenings, your first news responders.

This playground is being established to…….WHAT HAPPENED? I kid you not, there were about fifteen children here; they have all disappeared!! Calling home base, calling, calling….NEWSFLASH: CHILDREN HAVE DISAPPEARED FROM PLAYGROUND!

Listeners, this is no joke, no fake news for ratings. I saw them; now they are gone. Perhaps it is tied in with recent reports about UFO’s. Or perhaps, as many Christians believe, they have gone in a “Rapture.” My dad predicted that. I’m about to faint… send help…..


Friday Fictioneers, a 100 word challenge by Rochelle based on picture prompt. Thank you, Rochelle, for hosting this event. Visit Rochelle’s link to find other submissions to this event. Thanks, Roger, for the picture use.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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16 Responses to NOT FAKE NEWS!!!!

  1. C.A. Post says:

    I read a small pamphlet many years ago called, “A World Without Children” by C.M. Ward, based on the idea that anyone who had not reached an age of accountability would disappear in the rapture of the church. A fascinating and challenging thought, but Father loves the “little ones.” (Mark 9:42)
    ❤️& 🙏, c.a.

  2. Yinglan says:

    Oh I can totally see this happening in my head and I was laughing along. 😄 Just hope it doesn’t happen in real life but… Who knows? Anyway, enjoyed this one. 🙂

  3. granonine says:

    Oneta, I love this take on the prompt. Well-written, good point of view.

  4. Oh no, the children are gone. That would be a sad world! Great suspense.

  5. authorfleurl says:

    Wow. What a scary concept! Well told.

  6. Laurie Bell says:

    I wonder where they went and if they’ll ever come back

  7. Dear Oneta,

    This could open a wealth of discussion.



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