Snap, Snap, Toss, Drop – Flash Fiction

Thank you for stopping by for another story snack. I hope you enjoy this slice of childhood inspired by a photo writing prompt for the 1 May 2021 Friday Fictioneers Blog Challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields..

On an amusing note, I wrote this story in its entirety while on hold with my trash company.

The Photo

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Description for my blind and visually impaired readers: We’re outside on a cloudy day by a lake. We see a couple of plastic chairs with a table between and a couple of items on the table.

The Inspiration

I remembered my summer when I was about eight years old. We had a profusion of green beans, and I had the task of taking off the ends and string to prepare them for eating and canning.

The Story: Snap, Snap, Toss, Drop

Grand set me up on the front porch with a bucket of beans, a big bowl to put themin once I had the ends off, and a container for the ends.

“Bring me the bowl when it’s full and I’ll cook that bunch for supper.”

I’m so sick of beans.

My grandfather had planted climbing beans all the way down the fence, and we’d been eating beans every day for a month. Grand, who refused to be grandma or grandmother, had set up dozens of cans, so we’d be in beans forever.

Snap, snap, toss, drop. Snap, snap, toss, drop.

3 brightly-colored birds sit on a branch. 1 is reading to the others.

Thanks for reading!

Cheers to your #BLISSfulLife!!

Ronda Del Boccio

Award-winning author, photographer, and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio


Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon at


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