Anything You Can Do…

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields

“Anything you can do I can do better.  I can do anything better than you—“

“Will you stop singing that stupid song?”

“It isn’t a stupid song.  You just don’t want to hear it because it’s true.  Girls can do anything as good as or even better than boys.”

His face turned red.  “Okay, why don’t you put your money where your mouth is?”  He stepped back.  “Try setting the tent up by yourself.”

“Okay.”  She rubbed her hands together before getting to work.  Eight minutes later the tent stood upright.  “Well?”

“Well what?”

Shaking her head, she left.


100 Words


This was written for the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields For more details, visit Here.  To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit Here.

31 Replies to “Anything You Can Do…”

    1. Dear Rochelle,

      It started playing in my head even before I decided what I was going to write. You’re welcome 🙂 and thank you. No, he’s not going to admit to any such thing.



  1. Hah! To be fair, I know men who cannot build the simplest thing and women who cannot do any better … I also know men AND women who can pretty much make tents out of thin air. So … I’ve gotta at the very least say that gender has nada to do with it … 😉
    Well done, you!

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  2. Oh, he played his part too well. Something tells me that he knew exactly what he was doing… boys are good at getting girls to do the hard work.


  3. If he really had to throw a challenge, he should have thought something more difficult. May be he was trying to come closer by making her angry. Men and women work in different ways.


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