Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #58

Pete’s family were in isolation. Not that they were infected, but were considered to be in a higher risk category.
The two kids were kept home from school and unusually quiet in their room, so he went up to investigate.
What he saw brought tears to his eyes as the pair of them had hatched a plan to help the elderly in their road. Houses and the number of occupants were being placed on the dressing table like a monopoly board.
Pete had forgotten about the two widows that lived alone, a pensioner couple where the wife was the husband’s carer, and realised another couple whose son was living with them would be OK as regards shopping.
‘It’s a good plan kids, but you’re in isolation too, so can’t do anything to help’.
‘Oh we know that Dad. We might be, but our friends aren’t. This is for them.’

For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a number of simply drawn paper cutouts of people and houses with the people situated on and around the houses.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #58

  1. Sadje says:

    What a lovely story.

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