Hello and welcome to Joy’s 166th FFfAW challenge of 100-150 words!
This week’s photo prompt is provided by Enisa.
‘It must be broken,’ he complained. ‘Typical junk bought cheap.’
He threw it on the table and walked out.
I was hurt.
It wasn’t junk, and it wasn’t cheap. It had cost me an entire week’s wages.
It was also the final straw.
His son picked it up and admired it, pushing the pin back in.
It ticked merrily.
‘Are you going to take it back?’
‘Why?’ I asked. ‘Do you like it?’
‘It’s different. None of the digital stuff everyone else is wearing. I think it’s smart.’
‘You can have it then.’
‘But it’s not my birthday.’
‘It doesn’t matter. I won’t be here for your birthday so it’ll be something to remember me by.’
‘You’re really leaving then?’
I looked him straight in the eye and answered in the affirmative.
‘Can I come with you? I don’t like him much either.’
We packed together.