Today’s dad’s 50th birthday and we, his four naughty kids (we’re adults now) have a very special surprise for him — made possible by our sneaky youthful moves and sincere decade-long siblings-secret pact.
“Happy birthday dad!” we sing in chorus as we give our heavy birthday present.
“Remember when you buy remote batteries almost everyday?”
“You blamed mom but we are the snatchers, Dad.”
“You switch channels often and we can’t watch cartoons so.. we took turns in hiding the remote batteries.”
“And…now’s your golden birthday so we’re giving them back!”
His eyes went wide.
His smile faded.
Word count: 100 words
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Photo credit: Sean Fallon
In response to Friday Fictioneers prompt for 04 March 2016.
Friday Fictioneers is a weekly writing challenge hosted by the generous Fairy Blog-Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction.