Friday Fictioneers – When Dad gets home

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

When Dad gets home

I walked into Mom and Dad’s room without knocking. Dad choked as he swigged from a flask. When he’d caught his breath, he said, “Must dash. Don’t tell Mom, will you?” He winked at me, ran downstairs, and into the car.

I went to breakfast and sneaked myself an extra spoonful of sugar.

“No more sugar! said Mom.

As she left the room. I dug into the sugar bowl for some more – but it slipped and shattered on the floor. Horror!

Mom was back in a flash.

“You just wait till your Dad gets home,” she said.

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28 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – When Dad gets home

  1. I always wondered about that whole making Dad do the punishment deed.. Just doesn’t seem right, does it? How many kids were terrified of their fathers who were basically called upon to hurt?

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    • Love your comment, Dale! I hoped people would read below the surface to the dysfunctional family dynamic. I quite agree that it’s unfair to make Dad do the punishing. Actually, I’m not big on punishment at all; it so rarely works and can arouse such resentment. I’ve watched how my son has brought up his kids, with reason and love and very little harshness, and they’re turning out great!

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      • It’s something that has been portrayed so often on TV or in movies and I’ve seen it in real life (not mine!) I dunno about no punishment at all but there is a much better way to go about it. Kudos to your son!

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