Weekend Writing Prompt #102 – Impress

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Title: Baby Steps

Type: Flash fiction
Genre: Realistic

“What do you mean he climbed over the gate and out into the yard to play? He’s only eight months old!”

“Maybe we just need to get a taller baby safety gate,” Benedict smiled sheepishly.

“Or maybe we don’t have to if someone keeps an eye on the baby like he was supposed to!” his wife glowered at him.

“Don’t say it.”

“You have one job!”

“Well, at least he didn’t hurt himself when he climbed over to the other side!” Benedict replied defensively.

The pause was just long enough for Benedict to realise he was in trouble.

“Is that supposed to impress me?”

(104 words)

This story was rather unintentional, when I saw a child playing by himself and his parents were paying minimal attention at a local shopping mall. Let my imagination run wild a little and this is the product. I rather quite like the nonsensical and silly nature of this writing.

If you are interested, the prompted is linked below.

Prompt: Weekend Writing Prompt #102 – Impress


12 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #102 – Impress

  1. Fun take on the prompt, Tien. And you’re right, Moms and Dads see things differently when it comes to raising children. Another thing I’ve noticed is that Moms want the children to stay children for as long as possible while the Dads want them to grow up and move out of the house already.

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