Brownie Points

Friday Fictioneers – Write a 100-word story based on the Photo Prompt image above by  © Sandra Crook

Brownie Points

“Ohh mate, it’s a pretty big job…”

I know, but here’s my plan.  While Sheryl’s away with her mum travelling in Europe, I have to fix the greenhouse.” Sam rubbed his forehead.

“She’ll be so surprised! You’ll earn a lifetime of brownie points. Going to get some blokes in?”

“Nah, doing it myself, I finished that retainer wall a while back, so I can do this.”

“How’re Cheryl and Jill doing?”

“They’re loving it! Both crazy about castles.”

“Hey, Jonesy!” Matt called across the yard.


“You up for a job Saturday?”

“You’re joking, knock it down!”

“Aussies!  No surprises there!”

The preschoolers in this iconic, award-winning Kiwi advert from 2009 have grown up, and in the story, they are married men now. This video clip will hopefully explain my story, using last week’s prompt of the dilapidated greenhouse as the doer-upper in the story.

The Dilapidated glasshouse; a photo prompt copyright Bill Reynolds

Thanks for reading and watching

23 thoughts on “Brownie Points

    1. Thanks Anita, I added the Kiwi pitch as it just felt right. It was every Kiwis favourite advert after it was aired. We never got tired if it. And yes, a big surprise for mum and daughter!


    1. Yup, dear ol Jonesy. It’s a friendly dig at the Aussies across the Ditch that helped them win an award for that advert! The castle looks amazing.. definitely one I’d love to explore in a story too.

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