I find the Sables shackled, whimpering through duct tape…all except baby Sable whose knees pop bubble-wrap with every crawl. Where was Mrs.Sable?
I find her soon holding a gun in one hand, baby food in the other.
“Why?”, I croak.
“Baby’s knees can bruise…”
“WHY?”, I point to the ‘shackled’.
“Oh that! I was tired of them fighting with each other…tired of being stuck in the middle unable to broker peace. No fighting at our home now. But enough about us dear neighbour…I heard something about a gift your wife gave your mother…”
“Does duct tape work?”
—– end —–
Disclaimer: No, I haven’t tried duct tape to broker peace between family members. But I wish it was that easy.
This exactly 100 word work of pure fiction was written in response to a 100 word photo-prompt based challenge conducted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Picture courtesy of Ceayr: PHOTO PROMPT – © ceayr
Click the froggy below for other amazing takes on the same prompt by fellow Friday Fictioneers.