Luigi – Mondays Finish the Story Prompt!


2015-08-24 – Photo taken of an old photo in 2014 – Barbara W. Beacham

This is a unique flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story!

Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. Do not forget to click on the blue frog and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! Now let’s have some fun!

Finish the story begins with:  “The family had no idea that little Luigi would grow up to be…”



Written by

Teresa Dean Smeigh copyright August 2015

The family had no idea that little Luigi would grow up to be special. He was tiny for his age, sort of a wimpy, girlish type of child.

When he was around 17 he ran away. He went to the big city. He started growing into a big man. Larger than any of the men in his family. His body filled out.

One day a scout for a local gym saw him on the street and approached. “How would you like an all expense paid membership at my gym? All you have to do is fight for me.”

Luigi signed a contract as “Luigi the Squeegie.” Didn’t take a genius to figure that one out.

Luigi’s family came to the city one day to see the fights. They heard about this famous Luigi who was known for cleaning up the floors with his opponents.

As the contestants were introduced, Mama fainted dead away. Papa stared at Luigi. THEIR Luigi.

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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13 Responses to Luigi – Mondays Finish the Story Prompt!

  1. Very interesting take. I agree that each child is special and in the end they will so often surprise us in what they become in life….


    • Tessa says:

      Thank you. I am coming out of the dark stories and writing more inspirational or happy ones. This in some way describes my life. I came out finally and am not the same lazy, child who needed what no one could give her. I got it on my own. I think my mom would be proud of me, I know my dad is. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.


  2. afairymind says:

    That must have been quite a shock for them! An interesting take on the prompt, Tessa. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. That would be a surprise!!! Well, done!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. babso2you says:

    Nicely done Tessa! Like the name of the fighter and that he cleans floors! 🙂 Thanks for writing for the MFtS challenge. Be well… ^..^

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Great story Tessa! I think it is great that he was such a tiny boy and then turned into a great fighter. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. wingedwind says:

    Nice. Happy for reading that Luigi surprised his family in a good way 🙂


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