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 (C) NA’AMA YEHUDA
It was beautiful.
I wanted it.
It was a toy washing machine, pink and shiny.
I pointed it out to Mom, showing her the battery powered motor that turned the drum, and the laundry baskets for your dolls’ clothes.
‘It would be a lovely Christmas present,’ I hinted.
‘Do you think Catherine would like it?’
I shrugged, ‘I expect so. I meant for…’
‘Oh, look at this, John!’ said Mom, brightly. ‘It’s a proper telescope. You could see the moon and planets and…all sorts of things.’
‘Fascinating,’ I sighed.
Nothing pink for me on Christmas morning.
Just a bloody telescope.