Friday Fictioneers —Bedtime

3573A064-EE88-4AA1-BDB0-6BF512F57005“No, I won’t,” Howie said, folding his arms defiantly across his chest.

“Honey,” his mother said, “it’s just for tonight. Your aunt made the room ready especially for you.

“I won’t sleep in this room tonight,” Howie said, stomping his right foot on the floor.

His mother followed Howie’s gaze to the plant on top of the bookshelf. She reached up, grabbed the plant, and took it out of the room. When she returned she asked Howie again if he would sleep in the room.

“Thank you, Mommy,” Howie said, “for saving me from the giant spider. I love you.”

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Penny Gadd.

19 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers —Bedtime

  1. Marleen September 7, 2019 / 9:38 am

    She also didn’t make a big deal about it; she simply helped him.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nobbinmaug September 7, 2019 / 11:35 am

    Given some of the stories I’ve read this week, I can’t fault the kid.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mike September 8, 2019 / 3:30 pm

    All power to this great mum

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Abhijit Ray September 9, 2019 / 7:33 am

    Now Howie has a good bed to sleep. He could have simply asked his mother to remove the spider like plant.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango September 9, 2019 / 1:17 pm

      True. But kids want to sound brave even if they aren’t.


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