Pineapple Man : Friday Fictioneers 18 April 2014

Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

“Ken,  I don’t like mom always telling us to grow up,” little Bo quips sitting on the sofa beside her elder brother.  “I would rather watch Pineapple man cartoons with you.”

I know Bo, but sooner or later, like all grownups, we have to become serious and-” Ken’s explanation is cut short by Bo’s scream.  With the diver helmet still on Pineapple man steps out of the TV.

Ken and Bo huddle in the corner trying to cover themselves up.

The Hawaiian legend Pineapple man walks toward the kids, raises his hand and says –

“It’s a trap – never grow up!”


This week was a bit held up in work and life – sorry for not reading as many stories as I usually do! Hopefully this week I will amend. And yeah – Happy Good Friday and Easter to all my readers. It’s also “New Year” in this part of the world !

100 word Flash Fiction written for Friday Fictioneers challenge dated 18 April 2014. It’s a weekly challenge organized by Rochelle Wisoff.

You can see the other Fictioneer’s take from the froggy link below –


37 responses to “Pineapple Man : Friday Fictioneers 18 April 2014

  1. Dear Indrajit,

    You need not apologize for having a life outside Friday Fictioneers. Those of us who have to work at jobs other than writing, I being one, certainly understand.
    Your story’s full of imagination. I agree with Pineapple man. Never grow up, maturity is highly overrated.




  2. Pineapple Man is so right – it’s a trap!


  3. Couldn’t agree more with the Pineapple Man. Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.


  4. Sometimes I wonder if there are too many who haven’t grown up. I really wonder how mature people could make such a mess of the world. Cute and humorous story. 🙂


    • Well – you have put there an entirely different perspective to “Growing up” – and I do agree to you in this perspective.

      Thanks for reading and liking Patricia !


  5. Pineapple man! What a hoot.(You may want to change huddles to huddle in the 7th line.)


    • Thanks for the suggestion Alicia.. and btw – Pineapple man is a famous superhero from Hawaii (the text on the character’s T shirt on the photo gave me the idea! )



  6. It’s a trap, but some parts of it are good. Grow up in the good ways and not in the rest. 🙂 I like the Pineapple Man idea.

    Your first sentence is a bit clunky: ““Ken, I don’t like mom always telling us to grow up,” sitting on the sofa beside her elder brother little Bo quips.” Something along the lines of…Sitting on the sofa beside her elder brother, little Bo quips, “Ken, I don’t like Mom always telling me to grow up.” Or you could leave the quote at the beginning and then say, “Little Bo quips, sitting on the sofa beside her elder brother.”



    • Thanks for reading and the tip Janet !

      The idea of the Pineapple man came to mind from the “Hawaii Legend” print of the T shirt in the photo. He is supposedly a famous superhero there 🙂


  7. Your story reminds me of something a friend sent me last week. She said she’d given it a lot of thought and decided ‘growing up’ was not for her. Good story, Horus.


  8. LOL love Pineapple man’s words of wisdom 🙂


  9. Loved the imaginative twist towards the end. Like some wise guy said ‘growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional’. You certainly have held on to the child in you 🙂


  10. There’s a different twist on Peter Pan. I’m glad Pineapple Man turned out to be good. I was a bit worried when Bo screamed and someone walked in with a helmet on. 🙂


  11. A Peter Pan story with a scary ending! My week has been hectic too! Happy Easter.


  12. I love that Pineapple Man is a superhero from Hawaii. I didn’t know that! That’s perfect. It just made me think of Sponge Bob. 🙂


  13. I wish I had a pineapple man who gave me that warning. Nicely done.


  14. These two should be glad to learn a wisdom so early in life. Growing old s not for the faint of heart, so keep it young. Yay Pineapple man!


  15. This brought a wonderful smile to my face. I love the suspense because as soon as the Pineapple man emerged, I thought those kids were in serious trouble. Normally, I wouldn’t trust someone wearing a diver helmet, but I think the Pineapple man’s heart is in the right place!


  16. Horus, did you say ‘toot and nail’? I love your story – why do we have to grow up anyway? It’s too much fun playing with your friends and being silly. Growing up is for the old (not that I am). Great job! Nan 🙂


  17. I agree, wholeheartedly 🙂


  18. I really enjoyed your story and loved the video/song very much. Hauntingly beautiful. Well done! Nan 🙂


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