Modern Day Family Meets Caveman Family


I don’t usually join in with the WordPress Daily Prompts, but I thought I’d give it a go today – Ripped Into the Headline – “Write about something that happened over the weekend as though it’s the top story on your local paper.”


A local family came face to face with an animated caveman family when they took a trip to the cinema on Sunday. Arriving at the cinema dressed in casual stretch jeans and striped jersey top, Vanessa, 42, told reporters, “The kids had wanted to see The Croods for a while, so when I saw it was showing as part of the Kids AM screenings, I jumped at the chance!” Vanessa, accompanied by her two children, aged 14 and 11, and one of her daughter’s friends, also 14, were seen sitting together, munching popcorn and laughing at the antics of the caveman family on the screen. A close friend revealed that this was not the first time they had been to the cinema, and added that they usually chose seats near the front, but this time they had taken the unusual step of sitting in the very back row, “I don’t know why they did that,” she said. “Maybe they just fancied a change.” A spokesperson for the cinema refused to either confirm or deny the rumour that the seats at the front had already been taken before they bought their tickets.

It is believed that Vanessa became emotional at one point, but avoided causing any embarrassment to her children by discreetly dabbing the corners of her eyes with a napkin, and creating a diversion by dropping a few kernels of popcorn on the floor. It is understood that they left the building very shortly after the end of the screening. Vanessa was unavailable for comment today.


photo credit: jessica.diamond via photopin cc


26 responses to “Modern Day Family Meets Caveman Family

  1. This Vanessa lady sounds a bit out on the edge.


  2. That is a most excellent take on the prompt! And wouldn’t it be nice if this sort of thing could be front page news because the bad news was so uncommon? 🙂


  3. Sounds like that Vanessa is in the wind and wanted for litterloutish behaviour 😉

    Great article.


  4. You’re always good for a laugh!


  5. I believe this has a true journalistic flavour, a bit uptight but then this Vanessa must have had something more important on her mind than seeing a caveman movie.

    I had a good giggle. Good show, Vanessa…er…you know what I mean.


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  7. Outstanding, Vanessa. You performed exceedingly well with this prompt. I’m so sorry you became upset. Way to handle it to dab your eyes with the corner of your napkin and throw popcorn on the floor. That’s thinking on your feet.


  8. Now this I enjoyed … the reports in the news paper.. and the fact that the interviewer refused to become the interviewee…. what were there tears there.??? Love this, you are so good with this type thing.. I would read ten of these a day from you…


  9. Crying at The Croods! Now THAT’S a news flash! I’m no better. You should have seen me when I took my daughters to see Brave. Pathetic.


  10. How charming! I love the journalistic style you took with this little bit of memoir, Vanessa. Your ending line especially made me smile. 🙂


  11. Off topic entirely, but statements such as “Maybe they just fancied a change” is why I love the English.


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