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 Category:  General Flash Fiction
  Posted: May 5, 2019      Views: 99

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A close call for a little girl
"The Thing" by shaffer40

Carrie knew the nice man who'd just offered her a ride home, the way people sort of know each other in small communities. And, at six, she wasn't aware of danger. She'd heard grownups talk about kidnappings and such, but they always happened to someone else.

She'd been visiting her favorite aunt. It was a long walk, but not unusual for her to undertake. She skipped along, noticing the cicadas of late summer, thinking of school starting soon. She'd wear the pleated, plaid skirt her mother made especially for the occasion, topped with a ruffled blouse, also made by her mother, who sewed everything she wore.

The man interrupted her mental preview of that first day, his smile and gentle manner inviting, as he pulled over and called her by name. She gladly agreed to the ride; getting home sooner would be great--not too close to supper for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, maybe two.

They hadn't gone a block before he unzipped, driving with one hand and holding the appendage that popped up with the other. She looked on in wonder, speechless and uncomfortable, but unable to take her eyes off the unexpected spectacle.

Had she seen one before? he wanted to know.

She'd caught a glimpse of her dad's a few times as he was rushing from the bathroom to the bedroom, but it had looked different--smaller and almost hidden amidst the bush down there. Something was wrong with this one, swollen with a big vein running down the side facing her.
Getting no answer to his first question, he next wanted to know what she called it. Again, she said nothing but remembered hearing boys around the neighborhood call it a dick, a pee-pee, even a horse, although she didn't think it looked anything like one.

He was rubbing it as though it hurt but telling her how it felt good and how he'd like it if she'd rub it for him. "I won't tell anyone if you touch it," he was saying, as she turned her head toward the window, counting the houses they were passing. Three more until we reach mine.

"C'mon," he said when he stopped near her front yard. "Don't you want to touch it?"

"Nope," she said, shooting him another curious glance as she opened the door and bolted from the car, looking forward to at least one peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Through the eyes of a child writing prompt entry

Writing Prompt
Write a short story (100-500 words). The story must include a child's perspective of an object or situation. The story may be told from the viewpoint of the child, or an adult.

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