A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend. How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like. Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise. If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in Sammi’s comment section.
“It itches, Mommy.” My feverish two-year-old pointed to a cluster of blisters on his chest. “Make it stop.”
“Sesame Street Live is out of the question.”
“But I’m not sick.” Six-year-old Simon whined. “It’s all Trevor’s fault.”
“Pretty sure it’s Chicken Pox,” I told Margo, the company secretary. “It’s making the rounds at daycare.”
Fortunately, Trevor had a mild case. An easy week—alas, without pay.
Fourteen days after Trevor’s outbreak, Simon woke with a bumper crop of unwelcome lesions.
Covered from stem to stern, Simon whined. “It’s all Trevor’s fault.”