May 10, 2013

Flash! Friday: Prompt #23

It's that time again... If you missed my story from last week, it did surprisingly well. So make sure to check it out or even pop over for my 60 second interview!

This week's prompt asked for a story of 190-210 words, based on this fun picture:

Family Day

Coffee gurgling in the machine. Pancakes fluffing on the skillet. Hushed giggles from the other room.  Content, Jack slid his hands around his wife’s waist as she flipped the golden pancake onto a waiting plate. Within seconds, fresh batter lined the pan.

“Good morning,” Sandy murmured, twisting in his arms.

“Hi there.” Jack smiled, dipping down for a kiss.

“Ow!” The stifled cry drew them both back.

“Careful in there!” Sandy called, watching him with a smile in her eyes, though suspicion curved her brows.

“Should we be worried?”

She shrugged, turning back to the stove. “I didn’t hear any crashes.”

Jack stepped away to fill two mugs with coffee. If she wasn’t worried, he definitely wouldn’t be. Besides, the munchkins were resilient.

“Shhh, they’ll hear!” Melody whispered audibly to her younger brother. 

Jack smiled, sipped the nicely roasted brew, and set the second mug beside the growing stack of pancakes.

“D’you check on them when you came downstairs?” Sandy asked.

“I’m sure they’re fine.”

“Mommy!” Billy called. “Come look!”

Exchanging looks, they rushed to the living room.

Four feet waggled at them in the air. An old photo rested between the children’s heads on the couch.

Jack grinned at his long-time partner. “Guess it runs in the family.”

(209 words)

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