Saturday, February 5, 2011

"Best Friends Forever"

I wrote this Drabble in response to the February Valentine challenge hosted by Burrowers, Books and Balderdash; it first appeared in The Burrow February feature.

A dull thud in the night
I wake, heart pounding; the noise from a child’s room.
Gripped by cold dread and fear,
charge down, (night vision miraculously enabled)
brain not registering the possibility of an aggressive intruder.  
Discover my son not sleeping soundly, face in the sweet repose I love so much - a mask for daytime shenanigans!
Instead, scrunched in stunned, outraged surprise.
His small chubby finger points accusingly around the floor.
His much loved soft toys usually nestled beside him, spread there, apparently ejected with force.
His voice full of hurt disbelief: “They pushed me out of bed”.
drabble picture
"Best Friends Forever"
Photo courtesy of Rayna M. Iyer @ Coffee Rings Everywhere.
A Drabble is a story told in 100 words, No more, no less. 


Sandra Davies said...

'Drabble' a new concept to me - nice tale, especially the 'night vision'.

Boonie S said...

Very well told! Thanks for this.

All the best, Boonie

sue said...

Sandra, I enjoy Drabbling, it stops me going on too long!
Thanks Boonie, have a beaut week :)