Father’s Dilemma


What will make a teenager feel better after a sudden breakup? Maybe good food?

I stared at our almost full kitchen cabinet pondering what to cook for my daughter with a broken heart. I can feel mine throbbing too. If only her mom was still here, maybe she can say the right healing words to her.

What can an old man do to make her lovely daughter forget her not-so-good-looking ex-boyfriend?

I heard her almost silent sobs again.  I don’t have her mother’s words, but I do have a father’s warm and tight hug. Maybe it will do for now.

Word count: 100
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo credit: my dearie Maria of Doodles and Scribbles ❤

In response to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) October 11, 2016.


  • a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less)
  • each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end
  • no serial (continuation) stories
  • include a pingback to the challenge post

Thank you for hosting this awesome prompt, Priceless Joy! ❤ 

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