First Line Friday — War Games

“I summon you, the beasts of war!” Craig called out.

“I fear that your motives are anything but altruistic,” Kevin said.

“I’m not going to dither around here, Kevin,” Craig said. “I don’t do anything halfway, my friend.”

“Relax, buddy, it’s only a video game. The end of the world is not at stake.”

“You’re too easy going, Kevin,” Craig said. “This is a serious competition and it’s kill or be killed. Take no prisoners, Winner takes all.”

“Boys,” the brothers’ mother called from the kitchen, “shut off that stupid, violent game. Dinner is ready.”

“It’s not violent, Ma,” Craig called back, “it’s Mario Kart.”

“Well, it’s Mac and cheese night, so get your butts over here.”

“Cool,” the brothers said in unison and ran to the kitchen.


Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie First Line Friday prompt. Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (fear), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (altruistic), Your Daily Word Prompt (dither), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (halfway).

11 thoughts on “First Line Friday — War Games

  1. Raivenne July 16, 2021 / 9:28 pm

    Goodness! This brought back such memories of my sons at play and trying to get them to turn that thing off for dinner. Nicely done.

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    • Fandango July 16, 2021 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks. I think almost all parents can relate to this.

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  2. Nope, Not Pam July 17, 2021 / 3:59 am

    Mario Kart was one of my favourites 🙂. Great tale

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  3. Terveen Gill July 17, 2021 / 4:21 am

    This is the way of children and mothers. Substituting one goodie for another. The craving for games and supper. 🙂

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  4. Susan St.Pierre July 18, 2021 / 9:44 am

    LOL… an excellent story! Mac and cheese might actually be the secret weapon for world peace. 😉

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  5. leigha66 July 30, 2021 / 10:44 am

    Mario Cart, love the game, but TERRIBLE at it. Ha, ha! Great story.

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