Living With an OCD Mom – Friday Fictioneers – 6 Sept

My Friday Fictioneers response came immediately. I hope you enjoy. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and for the picture this time.

Fiction (100 words)


“I don’t believe you!”

“Take the picture,” Cindy said.

Callie held her iPhone up and snapped a picture of the shelf full of knick knacks.

“Now move some stuff around, however much you want.”

Callie did so, shuffling items for nearly five minutes. Then the girls snuck around the corner to wait.

Both were amazed at how swiftly Cindy’s mother rearranged everything on her next trip through the room. She was like a machine.

After she moved on they returned to the shelf and Callie retrieved the photo. Everything was exactly where it started.

“You’re right, she is definitely OCD!”


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About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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24 Responses to Living With an OCD Mom – Friday Fictioneers – 6 Sept

  1. That is terrible to torment the mother!

  2. AH… that was a fun twist… quite a mom after all.

  3. lewis cave says:

    Does OCD come with a photographic memory? Great story.

  4. neenslewy says:

    Brilliant. I love how the children play in this flash and the OCD reference of course!

  5. Wow, that was a portrait of me! How did you know?

  6. jwdwrites says:

    Joe that was such a clever little story, I really wish I had written it. Well done. 🙂

  7. Linda Vernon says:

    Oh this was completely different. I loved it. 😀

  8. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    That was so funny, darling! I had an opposite experiment one time, visiting a friend who was particularly slovenly. I took a picture of their messy kitchen and then came back three days later and nothing had moved.

  9. zookyworld says:

    Certainly a good test to see if the order is the same with the shelves of knick-knacks… and now I’m wondering Cindy’s mom is going to get back at them to set things straight again.

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