My submission for Charlie Mill’s flash fiction challenge:
The Crumb’s Obituary
For one day I crave silence.
Your words crush my soul making me weep. Your tongue is bitter, cruel and relentless, it pokes fun at my crawling. I must do as you please, surrendering to your every whim.
‘Look at this,’ you say, scowling.
I move towards it, this lonely crumb which sits on the kitchen surface begging for forgiveness.
‘Oops,’ I respond, trembling.
‘Dear God. You’re multiplying ant – look at the state of this place.’
I step back waiting for him to strike.
Instead, his thumb bears down on the tiny crumb and crushes it to death.
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Interesting take Marje!!
Thanks Ritu. It started off very sad but then I decided to make it more light-hearted. I prefer it this way. Lol.
This is so good Marje 💜
Thank you Willow. I struggled with it but am quite pleased how it turned out. 🙂
I think it is really good 💜
Cool, so much said in so few words!
wow, you’ve made the reader aware of so much in such short prose. It’s very good, Marjorie, it made me shiver and reminded me of my past. Well written, sis. <3
Poor crumb! Such an emotional piece for such a simple activity!
Thank you. Perhaps it’s because I hate cleaning and cruelty that these emotions came to the fore.
Excellent Marje.. and powerful… x
Thank you Sally. x
Well done Marje. Good luck with the competition.
Thanks Lizzie. This one’s a flash fiction prompt I’m not finding time for competitions at the moment. Too busy trying to make some inroads in my MS.
Marje, the oppression gives way to the unexpected. What an interesting perspective!
It was a bit of a strange one! Lol.
That’s a bit of a crumby story, Marje. But I mean it in the nicest possible way. 🙂
It is a odd one!
What a killer last line.
Thank you glad you think so!