Thursday, 2 March 2017


Posted on March 1, 2017 by rogershipp

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner Home Site.

Your Photo Prompt for Week #10 – 2017 


Charlie pressed his nose up against the window of the pet shop, they were so cute.  He wouldn’t be allowed even one of them at home let alone the family.  How did they all live together like that?  Their own situation at home was cramped enough, he was the eldest followed by, Harry and James and now his mum was going to have another baby.  Then there was dad, who was always at work and of course there was granny. 

Granny wasn’t really a granny.  For starters she didn’t look like a granny, she didn’t have any grey hair and she went running in the mornings, she drove a sports car that spewed up dust on the gravel path leading to the house and wore make-up and nail varnish.

His mum was always shaking her head but without granny’s money coming in they couldn’t pay the bills.  At 12 years old Charlie knew what was going on, he listened in at the top of the stairs to the adults chatting when he was supposed to be in bed.

In another two years he would go to work, perhaps as a paperboy, then maybe he could get his family of mice.

Word count: 200

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  1. This is so sweet and superb. I liked the matter of fact style here.

  2. Nice work.

    Cute photo if you're looking at it as a potential pet owner. As a home owner, it's terrifying!