He sat at the playground, alone. No one had turned up. He’d invited everyone. Now he sat listening to the rain splatter against the plastic roof. He never got a birthday party. His mum had told him – it was too expensive.
‘But Georgia invited the whole class to Air Thrill!’ he protested.
‘Lucky her, I guess her parents could afford that. We can’t.’
He kicked his feet in the puddle, stuck his hands in his pockets and walked home, hunched against the deluge.
His mum saw him coming through the window. ‘Right everyone, here he comes. Get into you hiding places and remember to keep quiet!’
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). As I’m stuck in work on my birthday today, the story headed down that theme!
To read more stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.
‘The Barra Boy’ is available now. You can find all the information for getting a copy HERE.
Last Saturday was Bookshop Day in the UK and I was thrilled to be at an author event at a local shop to celebrate, and delighted to see so many people turn up to see me chat about ‘The Barra Boy’ and sign copies. You can read more about it HERE.
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