Bunnies – Sunday Photo Fiction

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge presented by my old friend Al Forbes.
The idea is to write a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in his picture (below).
This week’s serene shot of bucolic bliss makes me think happy thoughts for a change.
Click on this link to enter your tale, and see what others have written.

Copyright Al Forbes

Copyright Al Forbes


My name is Petal.
I have a little black bunny.
Her name is Snowy.
Mummy says that is a funny name for a black bunny, but I like it.
My last bunny was called Snowy, and I cried for years and years when she died.
So that is why this Snowy is called Snowy too.
The first Snowy ran away because I left the door to her hutch open.
Then she got squished by a car.
That was my fault, so I was very sad.
But I am five now, well nearly, so I am much more responsible.
Daddy taught me that word, it is quite grown up, isn’t it!
I am worried about Snowy today.
She is not eating at all.
And that is a shame, because I tried so hard to make her happy.
I thought she looked a bit sad this morning, so I took her to Mummy’s little work room.
We found some very pretty pink thread.
And I sewed her a lovely new smile.

About ceayr

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d'Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere. His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success. He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
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27 Responses to Bunnies – Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. Indira says:

    I thought it’s a stuffed soft snowy. The story was going well except the ending. Your writing style is superb.


  2. Bastet says:

    Wow … What an ending! What a shiver … that sweet sing-song aby voice took on quite a sinister tone, I think I’d not want her to make me happy😉


  3. It was such a sweet innocent story until the end – then the gut puncher! It’s hard for me to imagine her sewing a smile on her bunny! Ouch!


  4. Mike says:

    Loved that last line – quite macabre.


  5. Oh that is genius. That last line is perfection. You have a unique way with words my friend. Never lose that🙂


  6. JS Brand says:

    From “aww” to “eww” in 0.0001 seconds, and that’s when you’re thinking happy thoughts! Time to revise the lyrics of that Isley Brothers song to “Whenever you’re near, I hide my fears, behind a pink thread smile”. Great story.

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  7. mandibelle16 says:

    Oh my! That was all pink and fluffy and my head literally snapped back when you told me the little girl sewed her bunny a lovely new smile. Ahh! So gross and poor bunny. I hope it had a heart attack and died so it didn’t feel the needle. Have you ever heard of a children’s movie called Coraline. It reminds me very much of your story. Coraline enters into a new world through her house and gets a new Mom. The only difference is in this world all the creatures have buttons for eyes. So you can guess what Coraline’s new mother wants to finally — see Buttons on Coraline’s eyes. Great job story telling!

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  8. Ooo-errr! I was utterly captivated until I got to the final few words! Great little read.

    Check out my Photo Fiction!


  9. Graham Lawrence says:



  10. The innocence of children, love it! On a completely unrelated note, my friend has a black rabbit called snowy🙂

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  11. Steve Lakey says:

    Poor Snowy Mk 2. She’d be better off getting squished! Great combination of innocence and sinister.


  12. Dear CE,

    I’m not sure whether to be charmed or horrified. Poor Snowy, unless of course, he’s stuffed bunny.. But Petal only means well. I love the voice of the child. Enchantingly innocent.




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