Friday Fictioneers – Just to See Her Smile

Sean Fallon

I can’t hold still and the jar almost drops.  It’s heavy.  Almost bigger than I am.  Don’t know how I made it into the kitchen.

“Mama, I made a game.  Wanna play?”

She doesn’t look up.  She’s sad again, but this will make her happy.  I just know it!

“Look, Mama.”  I take two more steps and try and try to lift it, but disaster strikes.

There’s glass everywhere.  And batteries.  Instead of making Mama smile, she’s screaming.  At me.  Like Daddy does to her.

I bow my head.  Maybe I deserve it.

I just wanted to see her smile.

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction prompt where we are given a photo and asked to write a 100 word story – beginning, middle and end. This one came in at 100 words.

Click on the blue froggy to read other amazing 100-word stories!


20 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Just to See Her Smile

  1. You see the joy in a little boy wanting so much to see his Mama smile and instead she yells at him. What a heart break. You also brought out why the mother was not smiling. Good story sweet girl. Love you!!

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