Barbecue Phone

“If you don’t put that mobile phone down,” Bobby’s mother said to her 17-year-old son, “I’m going to throw it away. You’re spending far too much time online doing who knows what.”

“Oh yeah, bitch, “Bobby yelled angrily at his mother. “Well you’re gonna have to pry it from my cold, dead hands if you want to take it away from me.”

“Don’t you dare talk with me that way,” she said, and in one swift move she grabbed the cellphone from Bobby’s hand and tossed it into the waste basket.

“Hey, what the fuck?” Bobby yelled as he ran toward the waste basket.

But before he could get there, Bobby’s father, who had heard the whole argument, reached into the waste basket, pulled the phone out, held it up, and said, “Is this what you’re looking for. I know just what to do with this, hearing the words that came out of your mouth. This pattern of behavior has to stop now. Bobby’s father headed out to the backyard and tossed the cellphone onto the hot charcoals of the barbecue that he was getting ready to grill steaks on.Neither Bobby nor his father were expecting the big explosion after the cellphone caught fire. Fortunately, his mother was quick to bring out a fire extinguisher from the kitchen to quell the fire, but by then Bobby’s cell phone was burned to a crisp.


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (mobile and basket), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (online), Your Daily Word Prompt (pry), Word of the Day Challenge (pattern), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (charcoal).

13 thoughts on “Barbecue Phone

  1. Marleen September 8, 2020 / 12:58 am

    That’s not going to add a pleasant odor to the steaks.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. newepicauthor September 8, 2020 / 6:50 am

    Kids feel so privileged these days because their parents did nothing but spoil them.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. RuthScribbles September 8, 2020 / 9:44 am

    Do you think Bobby learned his lesson? Or do you think he learned how to mistreat those he was stronger than?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. leigha66 September 13, 2020 / 9:35 pm

    It is really surprising how many kids do talk to their parents like that.

    Liked by 1 person

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