Flash Fiction: Siblings Day Out

Flash Fiction: Siblings Day Out

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Sheila felt a slight tug at her sleeves, which she purposely ignored. She was on babysitting duty which meant, taking her four siblings out, ranging between the ages of 4 and ten, for no pay whatsoever. Ohh, the drawbacks of being the older child.

The tug pulling reached an uncomfortable point, and considering “the stare” also didn’t dissuade the sleeve puller, Sheila bent down and whispered a fierce “what?
Dawn whispered back, “can we sneak it home please?”

Sheila looked through the glass in front of her. Each one housed a crocodile, a chameleon, a porcupine and the best of all, something which looked like a really huge praying mantis residing on purple coloured limestones.

Sheila glared at Dawn, “you mean the purple stones right?”
Dawn smiled a little too sweetly, “But of course sis. What did you think I meant. The Mantis?”


Word count:142. The above story is in reaponse to Flash Fiction for aspiring writers photo prompt challenge hosted bu Priceless Joy. Thank you very much for this week’s picture @Any1mark66

8 thoughts on “Flash Fiction: Siblings Day Out

  1. Cute!! Loved it πŸ˜€ I’d also love the purple stones haha. XD
    And I feel I can relate to this because last time my brother and I went walking (he’s almost 6 now) he kept saying I want to take these grasshopper home.They will be my pet, I will get them grasshopper food.Hahaha. XD
    In the end I made him get distracted and took him home soon.

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I don’t know what is it with kids and grasshoppers. When I was younger too, many of my friends would try to catch and keep them too.
      That was a smart move you made Inky πŸ˜‚

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