Pull My Finger by Cathie Tranent

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A request from father to son since time immemorial. Really.

For the Flash Fiction Challenge.

Inspired by Danny’s Pull my Finger.

“Pull my finger” said dad
“No” replied the son
“Go on , it’s a surprise”
“Dad, I’m thirteen. It isn’t even funny anymore”
“Go on, humour your old man”
“Come on for your dear old dad’s sake. It’s been brewin’ for a while”
The son knew he would never get to fully enjoy the television show he was watching unless he complied with this age old ritual.
The son took his father’s finger and in a moment of cheekiness decided to push instead of pull.
The last thing the son remembers of his father was the look of shock and pain seconds before he exploded.

And here’s the original Pull my Finger

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I’m a wife.
A mother.
I work.
I blog.
I photograph.
I design tees.
I’m tired.

Hi, my name’s Cathie – although I am mostly animated and a bit of a character – I am a real person and like to think of myself as a digital artist. I occasionally revert to my original persona – taking “straight” photos!

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  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeover 5 years ago

    You beat me to it, lady! But I love what you’ve done with it. :o)

  • Thanks Anne! It’s my favourite of his works – hmmm after Binnalong Ave

    – Cathie Tranent

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 5 years ago

    how funny!!!

  • Thanks izzybeth!

    – Cathie Tranent

  • rubyred
    rubyredover 5 years ago

    Base humour – love it!

  • Yep – and I hope as a father you are perpetuating it!!

    – Cathie Tranent

  • rubyred
    rubyredover 5 years ago

    Oh hell yeah, but they run screaming now!

  • Ha ha! Us girl catch on quick you know ….

    – Cathie Tranent

  • transmute
    transmuteover 5 years ago

    Pull my hand….

  • I won’t if you don’t mind. Doesn’t bear thinking about!

    – Cathie Tranent

  • Cathryn Swanson
    Cathryn Swansonover 5 years ago

    (laughing at Chris haha)
    Good stuff Cathie :)

  • Thanks Cathryn!!

    – Cathie Tranent

  • Danny
    Dannyover 5 years ago

    Me and Michelangelo, yeah, I can see the link.
    I’m just going to find a pin for my big fat head :)
    Finally we collab together, me and you that is.

  • Ah – you obviously approve then. I just needed to find someone who could draw hands!

    – Cathie Tranent

  • nofrillsart
    nofrillsartover 5 years ago

    haha…thats an awesome take on that image. Not seen it done before…hats off to you Cathie.

  • Thanks G – me either – I was quite surprised!!

    – Cathie Tranent

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