TP Toddlers — FFfAW

Title: TP Toddlers
Source: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Week of 01-22 through 01-28-2019
Word count:  170 words

This week’s photo prompt is provided by H.R.R. Gorman. Thank you H.R.R.!

Nicky had spent twenty-four hours walking the floor with the baby. The doctor diagnosed a cold. Nothing to worry about he said. The baby thought otherwise, crying inconsolably. Nicky cooed and sung lullabies and tried to sooth the baby and watch her two older children.

She didn’t remember falling asleep, but she woke in a panic. The baby lay sleeping in her crib. Nicky watched the steady rise and fall of her chest. Relieved, Nicky rubbed her groggy head and went in search of her other two children.

They were not in their beds and the house was strangely quiet. She walked into the living room where she surveyed rearranged furniture, draped with bedsheets and rolls of toilet paper. Her two little ones lay asleep in the makeshift fort.

Her oldest stirred and smiled at her.

“I watched Jamie,” he said. “We made a fort. Do you like it, Mommy?”

“It’s a great fort. Is there room for me?”


Nicky crawled beneath the toilet paper canopy and hugged him.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

14 thoughts on “TP Toddlers — FFfAW

  1. Awww, this is so sweet and heart touching! Great story, Jo! I have bad news. InLinkz has decided to double the price of their membership and I have decided that I am not going to pay it so FFfAW challenge is ending immediately. I really do appreciate your continued participation, getting to know you and reading your wonderful stories. I really wish you the very best in your future!

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