Flash Fiction #214


PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook


Brucie had a very rewarding Christmas. He was old enough to know that there was no Santa, but smart enough not to say so.

“Santa” had finally brought him a basic cell phone. He’d got socks and underwear (Thanx, Mom) books, video games, dark chocolate and Scottish sweets. He’d watched A Christmas Story and asked for a BB gun, but Mom said that Ralphie’s mother was right – maybe later. “Later…. right.” Adults speak a different language.

Mom had warned him not to just throw his wrapping paper everywhere, so he’d carefully placed it all in a neat pile beside him.


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10 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #214

  1. Dale says:

    Oh that maybe later crap… As kids we so meant that was a no in disguise!


  2. Alien Resort says:

    A BB gun was the ultimate gift (that and a go-kart).


    • Archon's Den says:

      I actually possessed a BB gun when I was 12/13, but my parents didn’t buy it for me. I managed to get shot in the pad of my right, middle finger at a range of 1 inch. Stung like Hell, but didn’t break the skin. 😳

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  3. draliman says:

    A good job kids don’t get access to the adult dictionary – “maybe later” = “not a chance” 🙂


    • Archon's Den says:

      Parents know that children’s attention spans and fads are about as long-lasting as a mayfly’s. It’s not until something has been asked for 10 or 12 times over a year, that “not a chance” finally becomes a slim chance. 🙂

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  4. bearmkwa says:

    My mother never said “maybe later” she just said no. Then again, her “yes” was almost always a “no” in disguise, and a promise… never happened.


  5. msjadeli says:

    Mom sounds like the voice of reason — but also a stifler of fun. Throwing wrapping paper is fun!


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