I’ve been a total blogging slacker, because I’m posting writing challenges back to back. I promise everyone yet another riveting episode of middle-class suburban family life real soon.
In the meantime, I have another installment of the Monday Motivations challenge from the esthernewtonblog. This week’s challenge was to write a flash fiction piece of between 50-100 words which somewhere includes the line: “No! Stop what you’re doing. Now!” he yelled. Jump on over if you want to play.
Here’s my entry:
“No! Stop what you’re doing. Now!” he yelled.
It was the first time her father had ever yelled.
MOM was always the one harping on about math grades and coming home past curfew.
Her constant nagging made dad afraid to come home.
When he did, he was always so nice. He took her out for pizza. He undid the locks on her cell phone.
Which was why she told the courts mom would get drunk and hit her.
HE loved her, unlike mom.
But he’d been somehow changing, ever since she’d moved in.