Title: Tap and Stitch
Source: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Word count: 175 words
“Are they asleep yet?” Tap whispered from the inky shadows of the rain barrel.
“The light is out, but we should wait, make sure they’re fast asleep.”
“Stitch, you’re too cautious. They’ll never hear us.”
“Shh. You mean they’ll never hear me.”
Tap scooped up a pebble and lobbed it in Stitch’s direction. The stone skidded to a stop inches from his feet. Even in the darkness Tap saw the smile spreading across his face. She loved Stitch and his sense of humor. They had been together forever, on a joyous adventure. She smiled, remembering while they waited.
“Tap, come on,” Stitch hissed as he walked through the brick wall. Tap snapped back to reality and followed.
Inside the workshop Tap and Stitch stared at the pile of shoe leather.
“Ooh,” Tap rubbed her hands over the leather before jumping into the center of the pile.
Stitch giggled and landed in the pile next to her.
“Ready to make shoes?” Stitch asked.
Tap rubbed the supple leather against her cheek and nodded.
“Ready,” she said.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer