Title: Independence Day
Source: Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words
Lottie watched her father methodically shovel forkfuls of biscuits slathered with sausage gravy into his mouth. She never understood how he breathed, chew and swallow without choking on his food.
“Not, hungry?” he gestured towards Lottie’s plate with his loaded fork.
Her nose wrinkled and she tried to ignore the spittle and half-chewed food, as his fork found its mark.
“I’m not going to college,” Lottie blurted.
His face reddened as he choked, coughed and sputtered, swigging water he regained his normal coloring.
“Best eat your breakfast. It’ll be the last meal I’ll pay for.”
“I know,” she said.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer