DOING YOUR DUTY

A note sat next to the baking tray. For the best Daddy in the world.

‘They’re very colourful. You decorated them all by yourself?’

A shy nod of the head.

He was going to have to eat one of them. ‘Which one should I have?’

The pudgy finger pointed at a biscuit covered in a mound of green icing and a liberal mess of decoration.

‘A cat,’ he guessed.

Eager eyes watched him as he picked it up and bit into the hard substance.

He felt the tooth crack on the first bite.

‘Mmmmmmmmmm,’ he grimaced through the pain. ‘Delicious.’


Copyright Jennifer Pendergast

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

Also linking up with the Fandango’s One Word Challenge #FOWC. Today’s word was: NOTE.


For the month of April (starting tomorrow) I will be taking part in the A-Z blogging challenge, and will be posting about my State Trilogy novels each day, including plots, themes, characters and the writing and publishing process. So if you’ve read the books, or haven’t but might be interested in them, I hope it will be of interest to some of you. My Theme Reveal post can be read HERE.

85 thoughts on “DOING YOUR DUTY

  1. Ouch! I broke a tooth last November, so I can empathize with this guy.

    I like how, in a short space, you showed the guy’s ability to compliment his child on the cookie — despite the pain he felt. A good dad move.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Oh no! I hope he has that looked at as soon as possible. Agreed that this is good dad in action, but good dad needs to get himself to the dentist as soon as this is over or good dad might get an infection and then what? Man, I am channeling my mom talking to my dad now. Really fun story.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I can well relate to this . I often find bits of my brittle teeth in a particularly hard bit of food ! ( I’m soon moving to dentures now )

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.