Flash Fiction #212


PHOTO PROMPT © Mikhael Sublett


Five year old Danny’s parent had told him –repeatedly– not to jump from his top bunk, onto his brother’s bed. “If you keep doing that, you’ll hurt yourself.” He’d even had to go to the hospital for minor surgery, to have a small hernia repaired. He didn’t remember any pain, only the adventure of flying through the air like a Superhero.

Within a week, he was back at it, looking for his thrill fix. Leap! Soar! Bounce! Floor! – Leap! Soar! Bounce! Floor! ….and then. Leap! Soar! Dog jumping onto bed??! CRASH!! Danny in the living room!

Now he hurt.   😳


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.


9 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #212

  1. siobhan1967 says:

    ouch, poor old Danny. I remember having that conversation with my kids but luckily none fell through the floor. Inventive take on the prompt, well done.


  2. granonine says:

    Boys. Ya gotta love ’em.


    • Archon's Den says:

      ….And clean up their messes after them. This tale was inspired by my younger brother. He never actually crashed through a wall, but he did get a hernia, and later, put an unrelated hole through the wall.
      I’m not sure that she was entirely, lovingly, joking when she said, “I shoulda drowned him in the piss-pot when he was young.” 😳

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      • granonine says:

        I hope not! I had three, and they were really pretty good kids. But– climb the same tree and fall out and sprain the same ankle EVERY OTHER WEEK! Boys 🙂


  3. James McEwan says:

    It should be a regulation standard that ‘Kid Proofs” a house.


  4. Dale says:

    Fuggedaboutit it. You speak just to hear yourself talk. Boys, ok, I’ll change it to kids, don’t listen because that would mean they’d miss out on fun. Besides, next time we won’t fall! Says the mother of two boys who and wife of one late husband has spent innumerable hours in the hospital waiting room for each of ’em…


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