FRIDAY FICTIONEERS PHOTO PROMPT
WORD COUNT: 100
Dad: “That must be mom. Dinner ready?”
Mom walked in, holding an envelope.
Mom: “What’s this?”
Dad: “I… I… I can explain.”
Mom: “You’re busted.”
Girl: “Mom, Dad, can we discuss after dinner? Please?”
Mom: “Dinner??? We’ll have to beg for it soon!”
Without a word, Dad stormed out.
Mom: “YES, RUN AWAY! The perfect solution!”
Mom: “Honey… I’m not hungry. Sorry.”
Later, with dinner placed on her dressing table, the girl looked into the mirror and wondered why her life doesn’t change. As tears burned her eyes, she ate a very salty pizza that night.
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.