Running the Gauntlet
Almost past. If she could keep him occupied and interested for just another few feet, he’d miss it.
“So what kinds of new things are you learning at school? Tell me the name of your new teacher again?”
“What? Huh?” His eyes were scanning and she knew he’d see it. Why did they have to pass that temptation? Now that he was reading, the world was open to him.
She started to hum and swing his little hand as they walked briskly down the path. Then, it happened.
“MOM! – Look!!! They have TOYS THAT FLY!! Can I have one? Please please please???”
The photo prompt is courtesy of Ted Strutz. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Links to all the other Flash Friday Fictioneers can be found here.
© Erin Leary