FFftPP – The Baby

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer. It is the desire of this challenge to allow writers the opportunity to clear the cobwebs from a more tedious and involved project. Becoming a part of a new and growing writer’s community might be just what the doctor ordered to rejuvenate your writing juices. – Roger Shipp


Photo Prompt

Enough is enough

“It’s just a stone’s throw from Harvey’s Garage.” Stella said, as she twisted in her chair, “Why don’t you just get up early Saturday morning and go see him?”

“I’ve told you a thousand times, I ain’t gonna darken his door,” Tammy said, as she stepped from the porch onto the path.

“You know he meant no harm,” Stella said, as she watched Tammy walk away.

Tammy’s hand flew high above her head. She hoped the flick of her wrist would reinforce to Stella that she wanted nothing to do with the man that stole her baby.

Gene called through the screen door, “Was that Tammy I saw storming down the path?”

“Yes Daddy,” Stella called back.

“Is she still mad about the baby?”

“Yes Daddy,”

“Do ya think she’ll ever get over Mr. Carver buying that baby pig from her parents?”

Stella shook her head as she watched her friend fade into the woods, “I don’t know Daddy.”

(162 words)

12 thoughts on “FFftPP – The Baby

  1. amymorrisjones

    Nice twist! This gave me flashbacks to reading Charlotte’s Web and the fuss Fern made over her uncle buying Wilbur.

  2. rogershipp

    Loved the idea! I had a sister who fell in love with all our farm animals. At butchering time, we had to lie and tell her the bull we were butchering was the mean ole’ bull from the next-door neighbors! We did that until she was in NINTH GRADE! Thanks for participating this week. Hope to see you in Week #5.


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