Monday, March 5, 2012

Town (Flash Fiction)

Found on Google Images. I own nothing.


“Town? We’re going to town?” The twin girls bounced up and down in their matching chairs.

Theo smiled as he watched the matching pigtails swing and bob in time with the curly-haired heads. He hoped he wasn’t getting too far over his head, but he’d missed his family–all of his family–and if it meant that he could spent uninterrupted time with them by doing errands, then he’d take it.

Besides, it’d been years since he’d seen the twins. They were now about thirteen or fourteen and they didn’t seem to think anything of their uncle having been gone for six years without a single explanation.

Yes. Theo thought to himself. This could be fun. They could catch up and get some things done at the same time.

“Just a minute.” The first twin popped up, yanking out her French pigtails. “I’ve got to change my outfit.”

“Outfit.” Theo looked at her in a basic t-shirt and jeans. he didn’t see anything wrong with it. “What’s wrong with what you’ve got on?”

“Town?” She repeated with a sigh of long-suffering. “You said we were going to town, right?”


“I’ll be right back.”

“Me too.”

Theo stood in the living room and stuffed the car keys back into his pocket. He had a feeling he’d be waiting for a while.
(C) Sara Harricharan


Joanne Sher said...

Cute and FUN! LOVE your flash fiction - it's a bit of Sawa to take with me each day.