Task: Write a story.
Limitations: Use 100 words (or fewer). Include the words: may, play, whee, brie, and quick. Submit within 48 hours.
Daddy, quick – watch me slide! Whee!
Sally, four. All giggles, sloppy ice-cream kisses.
Daddy, please may I have Jaimee over to play?
My daughter, nine. Nudges and whispered secrets.
Daddy, I love you. Father’s Day, thirteen. No more under-the-table cubby-houses…
My own car? Thank you, Daddy! Squeals; hugs of gratitude.
An aisle; a walk; a bride on my arm. Tears, threatening, choked back. My heart too big for my chest.
These memories should be treasured forever.
But they’re ones I’ll never have.
The tiny limp body in my arms? My Sally?
I curse the day brie was created.
Response by Flash Fiction contest judge and Queen of the Known Universe: Shortlisted!!! WOOT!!!!!
Happy writing, everyone 🙂