Herman stood at the pantry and stared at the contents like the seasonings, hot sauces or bouillon cubes would become whatever it was he was searching for. He looked down at the recipe card and sighed.
A toy fighter jet came flying across the room smacking against the floor and slid to a halt between his legs. Kenny came running in behind it screaming as he gathered the broken wings.
“Bobby!” Herman shouted.
Bobby entered with a smirk. “What?”
“I told you guys. You have to be quiet while I figure out dinner. I swear, if you get up again, or you two fight, mommy will be so disappointed with you.”
Kenny stopped crying. “But daddy.”
“No more ‘but daddy’, I want to get dinner right this year.”
“But daddy,” Bobby tried.
“Stop it. Or I’ll make sure she sees you tonight and it’ll be the last time you not listen to me. Get it?”
“Got it,” the boys said.
“But daddy,” Bobby quickly said. “Mommy is…”
“Mommy’s still in heaven, right?” Kenny asked.
AN IMPORTANT DINNER GUEST is my submission to the weekly writing challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/fffaw-challenge-week-of-october-11-2016/). This week’s photo prompt was provided by Maria with the blog, Doodles and Scribbles. Thank you!
This stories word count: 175 words.
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