Photo Prompt. Photograph by Liz Young

 Word count: 100

“Wham!”, the 17 year-old slammed the door. She was breathing hard, trying to recover from what she just witnessed. Her mother emerged and began, “What you just saw…”. “You were making out”, the girl interjected, quietly walking away.

Later, packing a few things the girl peddled far away from “home”. Lost in thoughts, tears streaming down her eyes, she walked in the wilderness, drinking her beer, holding that thing, parceled under her arm. Suddenly, she let out a scream, threw the mannequin’s head on the ground and stamped on its face. Hurling the bottle, she bellowed, “You’ll NEVER replace Dad!!”


Yuhu’s Corner:

This story is a part of the Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt Flash fiction challenge. Every Friday, a photo prompt is provided by the organizer Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The participants have to come up with a 100 word story. You can check out the other entries here.

21 thoughts on “That thing

  1. Oh dear, our parents have a sex life, how horrible. Old people have sex, what can they possibly think they’re doing? This grabs the teen’s horror perfectly. Poor mum, though.

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    1. Yes, that’s certainly one way of looking at it. The other view is that the mother was making out with that mannequin. There are people who fall in love with dolls. The girl finds this unacceptable. Thanks for stopping by!!!

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