A Sticky Situation – Friday Fictioneers

This story is much later than I usually post it, but it’s been a crazy week in a lot of respects. For one thing, I just got a new job, so I’ll be moving to Iowa very soon. Hopefully, soon thereafter things will finally get back to normal here at the Green-Walled Tower. I also have a bonus story today: my 6-year-old nephew Henry saw the picture and wrote a story for the picture. He has a great imagination.

copyright Madison Woods

copyright Madison Woods

A Sticky Situation

“. . . and that’s why I’m carrying two tons of powdered sugar, the burnt remains of 8000 Pikachu plushies, and assorted donkey organs across the desert at night.” My palms were sweaty as I finished my convoluted, yet totally accurate explanation.

The cop who had pulled me over stared at me and then his face slowly cracked into a smile. He began to laugh until tears were streaming down his face and he was pounding the side of my car.

“So . . . we’re all good?” I asked tentatively.

“Yeah, but you’ll still have to come to the station. They’ll never believe me otherwise.”


The Sticky Man

by Henry

There was a person who stepped on it, and then the sticky goo floated up into the air and the person floated up on it. Up, up, up.

And then it went down and smashed into pieces and then everything disappeared and turned into monsters, even the sticky goo turned into monsters. Then it turned back into earth, and then into monsters again.

Then it jumped way up and went into space and hit into Earth and broke into pieces and saw a castle and went in and there was a dragon inside, and it was a king dragon.


About David Stewart

I am a writer of anything quirky and weird. I love most genres of fiction and in each there are stories that I would consider "my kind of story". View all posts by David Stewart

26 responses to “A Sticky Situation – Friday Fictioneers

  • Nan Falkner

    Dear David, Love your story – did you go to the police station – that was really a good tale! Good thinking – 2 pounds of powdered sugar – really? Good story! Nan 🙂

  • Nan Falkner

    Dear Henry, I love your story and it was really, really scary! I like how you had the goo stuff turning into monsters and I love how the goo went back up and smashed the Earth and then there was a castle and King Dragon! Wow, what adventures you have had and you are a good writer, Henry! You have a wonderful imagination and that’s what it takes! Good for you! Thanks for writing me a story! Nan 🙂

  • Hala J.

    Henry’s got quite an imagination on him. Takes after his uncle 🙂

  • rochellewisoff

    Dear David,

    Once more you’ve surprised me. Your story made me laugh out loud and Henry’s story delighted me to no end. Tell him he can write for us anytime.

    Wow. You have been a busy man. Where in Iowa? That’s not too far from Kansas City you know.

    I wanted to thank you for going back to some of my older posts and leaving a like there. There weren’t any likes on Wild Life because I originally posted it on and brought it over from Blogspot.

    Again, two entertaining stories for the price of one.



    • David Stewart

      Thanks, Rochelle. I’m going to Fayette, IA, which is in the northeast part of the state. It’s only about 5.5 hours from Kansas City; I’d like to make it down there at some point. That’s where you live, I take it.

      I was happy to discover some of your older stories. I assumed there was a reason for no likes, especially considering all the comments. I’ll have to go back and read more later. 🙂

      • rochellewisoff

        I live in the Kansas City area. Actually south of KC in Belton which is only just a hop across the border. 😉

        I’d love to perhaps arrange a meeting in the not too distant future of some of us in the Midwest region. Marie Gail, Kent Bonham and Nan Faulkner live in the vicinity as well. Our what’s so funny Russell lives in Fayetteville AR which is reasonably close. Janet Webb lives around the Chicago area and likes to travel. Something to think about, eh?

        I’d be honored for you to read my older stuff…it’s online for the reading. I switched over to WordPress somewhere in late summer/early fall. Glad I did. 😀

  • Randy Mazie

    Like the Piano Men – Elton John and Billy Joe
    We now have the Sticky Fingers Writers Guild – David and Henry.

    Fun reads. Tell your nephew, it was great.

  • Amy Reese

    Either your character is just as imaginative as you or he’s telling the truth! That one would be hard to believe, David. I enjoyed your nephew’s story. Very creative. Congrats on your new job, David. Iowa it is! Will you be teaching? Good luck with everything.

  • Sarah Ann

    That’s just not fair, very clever, though. Enjoyed your take. Henry has a wonderful imagination too.

  • dysfunctional literacy

    Congratulations on your new job. I’m not sure Iowa will provide quite as many interesting pictures and experiences as Korea, but you probably don’t need that for your imagination.

    I’m looking forward to “The Sticky Man” blog when Henry starts writing some sequels.

  • hafong

    Love both stories. Like uncle, like nephew. What a team! 🙂


  • margirene

    A great idea. I enjoyed both stories. Marg

  • subroto

    Wow! Great job Henry, well done you should write more. Love your work.

    Er….and you were not bad too yourself David.

  • Sun

    wonderfully written, both Sticky stories! love the powdered sugar excuse…creative thinking during a stressful moment.
    – young children have the right imagination…it would be nice to keep it going through adulthood.

  • Perry Block (@PerryBlock)

    Very clever story! Why, I thought I was the only one who kept donkey organs. Do you fry them too? And how come Henry already writes better than I do?

  • sustainabilitea

    Oh, I enjoyed both of these greatly. Tell Henry to keep on writing and as for you, welcome to the Midwest.


  • patriciaruthsusausan

    David, Both were good stories showing a lot of imagination. Well written. 🙂 —Susan

  • aliciajamtaas

    A sticky situation indeed! Who would believe such a donkey tale.

  • jwdwrites

    I loved your story but then I always do, but what really got me was reading the piece by your 6 year old nephew. It sounded just like the kind of story my own six year old comes out with. Absolutely priceless. 🙂

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