Flash Fiction Friday Feb. 17, 2017 – Drabble – Adventures with Harrison & Mason

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I’m going with a drabble this week—a precisely 100-word scene. It’ll be based on the image below, as well as use the word I got in the comments from last week’s post: cookie.

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This week will be another installment in my Adventures with Harrison and Mason series.

“How is he not freezing his buns off out there?” Harrison peered out the window at Jaxon with his friends.

“They stay warm running around.” Mason approached and laid a hand on Harrison’s shoulder. When he saw the snowman the kids had built he burst out laughing.

“You didn’t give them that idea, then?”

“To build it upside down? No, but I like it. What’s that they’re using for buttons?”

“I brought out a tray of those cookies I baked. I guess they had extras.”

“Those were good.” Mason nuzzled Harrison’s neck. “Mm, but not nearly as tasty as you.”

Leave a prompt word in the comments, below, and I’ll use it in next week’s Flash Fiction Friday post. One word per commenter, please, up to 15 total.

Wednesday Words – Jan. 18, 2017 – Adventures with Harrison and Mason

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P.T. Wyant posts a weekly prompt for writers, and followers of the blog are encouraged to write a bit of flash fiction (approx. 500 words) using those words/ideas. Last Wednesday’s post gave the prompts: a snowman, a park bench, and an empty bottle.

I went with a drabble—a precisely 100 word scene—featuring my recurring characters, Harrison and Mason along with their son Jaxon. I also found a fun image to fit the words:

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This is my drabble using that prompt:

“He looks so sad,” Jaxon said. The snowman on the park bench sat with its head in its hands.

“I wonder why he’s so unhappy.” Mason said.

“Maybe he’s lonely,” Harrison replied.

Mason squeezed Harrison’s hand then quirked an eyebrow at their son. “Jaxon?”

“I think he’s thirsty.” The boy placed his empty juice bottle between the snowman’s legs.

“Hmm,” Mason said. “Maybe we should recycle that for him.”

“Oops.” Jaxon handed it to Harrison, then squatted to pick up a piece of black cloth and draped it over the snowman’s leg. “Maybe he was sad ’cause he dropped this.”

15 Random Prompt Words – Flash Fiction Friday – Dec. 30, 2016

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For this week’s 15 random words I’m using:

peanut – mermaid

thaw – side – laughable – paint – forgetful – stare – zonked – five – furry – closed – farm – yawn – untidy

I switched random word sites because the one I’d been using was giving me duplicates. Above are screen prints of the words it gave me (I had to get them in 3 batches because otherwise they were covered by ads).

Below is the story scene I wrote using these words. It’s another Adventures with Harrison and Mason episode, flashing back slightly to add to their recent Hawaiian vacation.

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“What is that?” Harrison asked, pointing toward the ocean. He actually knew what it was but wondered what his son would come up with.

Jaxon turned to look, then stood to stare at the spot where Harrison was pointing. “I think it’s a mermaid. What do you think, Pop?”

The little boy turned to Mason, lying on a towel with his eyes closed. “Aw, Pop’s zonked.”

Mason rolled to his side then sat up and stretched, unleashing a wide yawn. “I’m awake. Where’s this mermaid Daddy spotted?”

“There!” Jaxon aimed a finger over the water.

“I don’t see it.” Mason shaded his eyes and craned his neck.

Harrison coughed. “It’s…uh…whale-sized, so it’s hard to miss.”

Mason laughed. “I see it, now. Kinda big for a mermaid. Maybe it’s a Kraken.”

“Yeah!” Jaxon bounced. “That’s even better.”

“Hmm, not for the people on that boat over there,” Harrison said.

“Think it’ll eat them?” Jaxon asked.

“Speaking of food…” Mason patted his belly. “Is it time to crack open that picnic basket yet? What did you pack?”

It was laughable how easily Jaxon was distracted. The “kraken” forgotten, he knelt at the basket and opened it. “Five peanut butter sandwiches and a bunch of furry lychees.” He turned to Harrison. “Are those from that farm we went to yesterday?”

“Orchard,” Harrison replied. “But yes, so they’re pretty fresh.”

“Did that jug of juice thaw?” Mason asked. He’d suggested they freeze it so it would keep the rest of their food chilled and still be cool to drink by the time they wanted it.

Jaxon hefted it up and swished it so they could see. There was still a frozen chunk in the middle, but plenty was drinkable. Rifling through the basket, Jaxon asked, “Where’s the cups?”

Harrison slapped a hand to his forehead. “Nuts, I’m so forgetful today.”

“No problem, hun,” Mason said. “We’ll just pass the container around.”

Just as well, as that would fit with their generally untidy and wrinkled appearance. It was their last day in Hawaii, and they’d misjudged how many outfits they’d go through. Harrison and Mason were both wearing shirts they’d had on the previous day so they’d have something clean to put on for the trip home tomorrow.

“Yeah! We can chug out of the jug,” Jaxon added.

Harrison laughed. “This has been a great vacation. I’m going to miss Hawaii.”

“It’s paradise,” Mason said. “What was your favorite part?”

“Volcanos!” Jaxon exclaimed.

“Beaches, beautiful blue water as far as the eye can see, fresh fruit, flip flops every day, palm trees, so many stars visible at night, snorkeling.” Harrison sighed happily. “I could go on and on.”

“You paint a pretty picture of it, that’s for sure.”

“How about you, Pop, what’s your favorite part?”

Mason grinned widely. “Everything you both said, of course, but I think seeing the huge smiles on your two faces was the best part for me.”

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Once again, because I can’t resist a good challenge, I’ll take the first 15 prompt words given to me in the comments, below, for next week’s Flash Fiction Friday post. One word per commenter, please. I’ll make up the difference using the random word generator site if I don’t get 15 here.

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15 Random Prompt Words – Flash Fiction Friday – Dec. 23, 2016

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For this week’s 15 random words I’m using:

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trick – survivor – deck – robot – migration – define – fountain – essay – sugar – element – quality – cucumber – shallow – spontaneous

Below is the short-short I wrote using these words. This week I turned the words into a another scene in the Adventures with Harrison and Mason series, this time told from Mason’s 3rd-person POV.

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The Piano Guys awesome version of Carol of the Bells flowed through the house as Mason quietly closed the front door. Jaxon glanced up from where he sat, writing at the coffee table in the living room. Mason placed his index finger to his lips, silently imploring his son to keep his arrival home a secret from Harrison.

Mason knew darned well Harrison was awake even though he was stretched out in the recliner with a cucumber slice over each eye. Jaxon smiled his agreement, and Mason tiptoed to the kitchen.

He quickly rifled through the junk drawer and came up with a tack, then reached up to secure the mistletoe he’d purchased to the header of the doorway between the living room and kitchen.

“Are you going to trick Daddy?” Jaxon asked when Mason approached.

Harrison sat up, peeling the cucumber slices from his eyes. He grinned at Mason. “I wouldn’t be surprised. What are you up to now?”

“Moi? You’re imagining things, my lovely sugar plum. I’m not a planner. I’m Mr. Spontaneous.”

Harrison’s snort would’ve made a rhinoceros proud. “Depends how you define ‘spontaneous.’”

The holiday playlist switched over to some lame version of Deck the Halls, and Mason turned his attention to Jaxon. “Got another essay for homework today?”

Jaxon shook his head. “Nope. I’m writing a story, but Daddy wouldn’t let me use your new fountain pen.”

“That’s ’cause Daddy’s a wise man,” Mason replied. “What’s the story about?”

Jaxon’s eyes lit up. “I’m a survivor after aliens attack Earth. You and Daddy are, too, and I join a bunch of people to go get a really big robot that’s going to save the world, and a bunch of other people are walking and walking to go somewhere safe.”

“Cool!” Harrison said. “Are Pop and I part of the big migration or do we get to go on the hero adventure with you?”

“Well, you wanted us all to go to the safe place, but Pop and I convinced you that we needed to help fight the aliens.”

Mason grinned. “It’s a quality of life thing. No place would’ve been safe for long unless the aliens were defeated, right?”

“Right! I knew you’d understand, Pop.”

Harrison opened his mouth like he was going to say something, then shut it and stood. Mason opened his arms and Harrison kissed him. “I love you,” Harrison said.

“I love you, too.” Mason loved Harrison with all his heart. And he knew Jaxon loved them equally even though the little boy and Mason were the ones who more often clicked when it came to creativity. Harrison wasn’t shallow and understood that, too.

When Mason turned to ask Jaxon another question, the little boy was no longer sitting at the coffee table. Harrison laughed, and Mason spun to follow his husband’s gaze. Jaxon was leaning against the door jamb under the mistletoe, apparently trying (but failing) to look casual.

So much for the element of surprise, a tactic Jaxon had yet to master. Harrison had probably known what Mason was up to, and this was more priceless than what he’d planned anyway.

They joined Jaxon under the mistletoe and each planted a kiss on the little boy’s cheek as he giggled. That’s what Christmas was all about…love and laughter.

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Once again, because I can’t resist a good challenge, I’ll take the first 15 prompt words given to me in the comments, below, for next week’s Flash Fiction Friday post. One word per commenter, please. I’ll make up the difference using the random word generator site if I don’t get 15 here.

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15 Random Prompt Words – Flash Fiction Friday – Dec 9, 2016

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For this week’s 15 random words I’m using:

persimmon – reverse

interest – queue – plan – façade – nose – length – characteristic – spring – print – cultural – scramble – sand – column

Below is the short-short I wrote using these words. Once again the characters from my Adventures with Harrison and Mason scenes called to me. Between “sand,” “column,” and “façade,” I figured something featuring a sand castle would be in order, and I figured Harrison, Mason, and their son Jaxon would be just the right people to build it.

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“I think we should put a column or two along this façade,” Mason said.

Jaxon looked up from the side of the sand castle where he was working. He squinted like he tended to do when he was thinking hard. Harrison figured he was working out what façade meant from the context of the sentence rather than deciding whether he agreed with Mason’s suggestion. His sunglasses slid down the length of his nose, and he absently pushed them back up.

Nodding solemnly, Jaxon said, “That’s a good plan, Pop.”

Jaxon crawled in reverse to where Mason sat and began to dig a little hole.

Harrison set down the bags of food he’d just picked up at the lunch shack up the beach and asked, “Are you making a moat?”

“No Daddy.” Jaxon rolled his eyes. “That would be boring. I’m going to hide The Hulk in the hole so he can spring out and surprise the invaders when they come.”

“Oh, of course.”

Mason looked up and winked. He wouldn’t have suggested a “boring” moat. Not unless he had some little toy alligators or sharks to put into it. Even that would probably be too ordinary for Mason and Jaxon. Maybe a Kraken action figure would’ve made a moat interesting enough. Creativity was a characteristic those two had in common.

Harrison looked out over the ocean as he spread a blanket for their picnic lunch. It felt weird being on a beach and building a sand castle in December. Weird for people used to Midwestern weather anyway. This Hawaiian vacation was a wonderful getaway, and Jaxon was having the time of his young life.

The queue at the lunch shack had been outrageous, but the food smelled fantastic. Jaxon cast a concerned glance at the food as it came out of the bag. He probably wasn’t quite ready to trust them yet after the tofu and veggie scramble they’d tried to foist on him at breakfast.

In contrast, Mason looked on with open interest. “What’ve you got there, hun?”

Persimmon muffins, chicken katsu, and some chicken long rice.”

“Rice again?” Jaxon said. “I like it, but man, we have it every day here.”

“It’s a cultural thing,” Mason said. “Don’t worry, at least there’s no tofu involved.”

They joined Harrison on the blanket, and Mason leaned across to whisper, “Have I told you yet today how sexy you look in that Hawaiian print shirt?”

Harrison laughed. “I’m running out of fingers to count how many times.”

Once again, because I can’t resist a good challenge, I’ll take the first 15 prompt words given to me in the comments, below, for next week’s Flash Fiction Friday post. One word per commenter, please. I’ll make up the difference using the random word generator site if I don’t get 15 here.

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Flash Fiction Friday – September 30, 2016

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Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, but for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka “Drabble”) written from a photo prompt.

Today’s prompt picture is:

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Disclaimer: The images used in this blog’s posts are found from different sources all over the Internet, are assumed to be in public domain, and are displayed under the fair use principle. Click the image to be taken to my source for today’s photo prompt.

 

This drabble is another addition to my Adventures with Harrison and Mason collection.

“It’s beautiful!” Mason gushed. It was a beautiful gesture, even if the cake didn’t…quite look like the ones on Pinterest.

Jaxon bounced, and his ear-to-ear smile lit the room. “Daddy helped, but I did most of it.”

Harrison kissed Mason. “Happy Birthday.”

“We baked and baked all day,” Jaxon said. “It was so much fun. Maybe I’ll be a baker when I grow up.”

Mason leaned down and lifted Jaxon in his arms. His gaze landed on the colossal pile of dishes in the sink.

“I love you,” Mason whispered into Jaxon’s ear, but he smiled into his husband’s eyes.

Flash Fiction Friday – September 23, 2016

Flash Fiction Friday

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, but for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka “Drabble”) written from a photo prompt.

Today’s prompt picture is:

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Disclaimer: The images used in this blog’s posts are found from different sources all over the Internet, are assumed to be in public domain, and are displayed under the fair use principle. Click the image to be taken to my source for today’s photo prompt.
This image found on Cryselle’s Bookshelf: http://www.crysellesbookshelf.com/2016/06/a-picture-is-worth_30.html

This drabble is another addition to my Adventures with Harrison and Mason collection.

“I miss Jaxon already.” Harrison’s voice was muffled by the book covering his face.

Mason squeezed his hand. “He’s having a great time with Gramps, though.”

“Yeah, I know.”

Mason’s arm shifted, drawing Harrison’s attention to the rainbow beaded bracelet Jaxon had made.

So you won’t forget me, Daddy, Jaxon had said with a mischievous glint in his eye. He was a chip off the old block. Mason block.

“I’m looking forward to his stories about what he’s getting up to this week,” Harrison said.

“Eh, he’ll be too distracted by your wacky tan lines to think of anything else.”

 

Flash Fiction Friday – July 15, 2016

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Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, but for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka “Drabble”) written from a photo prompt.

Today’s prompt picture is:

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Disclaimer: The images used in this blog’s posts are found from different sources all over the Internet, and are assumed to be in public domain and are displayed under the fair use principle. Click the image to be taken to my source for today’s photo prompt.

This is a special Adventures with Harrison and Mason short scene, flashing back to the duo’s very first meeting.

The doorbell rang as Harrison made his way to the front door with an eye toward escaping the excruciatingly dull party, so he answered the door. The eyes on the breathtakingly beautiful man standing there lit up when he saw Harrison.

He stepped inside, grinned, and reached for Harrison’s tie. He pulled Harrison close and said, “My name is Mason, and I no longer have any idea why I was dreading this fucking party.”

Mason pulled Harrison close and kissed him just above his right eyebrow. Maybe Harrison didn’t need to be in such a hurry to leave after all.

 

Flash Fiction Friday – July 8, 2016

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Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, but for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka “Drabble”) written from a photo prompt.

Today’s prompt picture is:

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Disclaimer: The images used in this blog’s posts are found from different sources all over the Internet, and are assumed to be in public domain and are displayed under the fair use principle. Click the image to be taken to my source for today’s photo prompt.

This is another Adventures with Harrison and Mason short scene.

“Think we should follow it, Jaxon?” Mason asked. “I’ll bet they’re on their way to feed King Kong.”

Jaxon perked up in the backseat. “How did they get such a big banana?”

“Imagine how tall the tree must be,” Harrison said. He loved the way Mason stoked Jaxon’s imagination, but try as he might, he was no match for his husband in that department.

“No,” Mason said. “On second thought, I think it’s a normal sized tree.”

“Huh?” Jaxon said, mirroring Harrison’s thoughts.

“Something happened last night. Everything in the world shrunk except that banana.”

Jaxon laughed. “An evil wizard!”

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Flash Fiction Friday – July 1, 2016

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Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, but for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka “Drabble”) written from a photo prompt.

Today’s prompt picture is:

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Disclaimer: The images used in this blog’s posts are found from different sources all over the Internet, and are assumed to be in public domain and are displayed under the fair use principle. Click the image to be taken to my source for today’s photo prompt.

This is another Adventures with Harrison and Mason short scene.

Mason placed a hand on Harrison’s head and eased the two of them a bit to the side in the shower stall so the hot water from the new rain-showerhead wouldn’t cascade directly over their faces. The recent plumbing upgrade had been Harrison’s Father’s Day gift to Mason.

When the kiss broke, Mason groaned and reached for his husband.

“Shhh.” Harrison’s shush was accompanied by a giggle. “Don’t wake Jaxon.”

“Don’t worry,” Mason whispered. “Just checked. He’s out cold.”

Harrison grinned and reached for the shower gel. He waggled his eyebrows and started soaping Mason’s chest.

Best gift idea ever.

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Flash Fiction Friday – June 24, 2016

Flash Fiction Friday

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, but for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka “Drabble”) written from a photo prompt.

Today’s prompt picture is:

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Disclaimer: The images used in this blog’s posts are found from different sources all over the Internet, and are assumed to be in public domain and are displayed under the fair use principle. Click the image to be taken to my source for today’s photo prompt.

This is another Adventures with Harrison and Mason short scene.

“Daddy, how do you think it got up there?” Jaxon asked.

Harrison cocked his head to the side. “Maybe someone parked in the field and two trees grew up around it?”

Jaxon rolled his eyes. “Pop, what’s your idea?”

Mason grinned. “I think someone set up a catapult and launched the truck, and it landed right there in the trees.”

Jaxon nodded his approval. “Wanna know what I think?”

“Absolutely,” Harrison replied. “See if you can out-silly Pop.”

Jaxon’s smirk looked a lot like Mason’s. “Maybe the giant who left those footprints a couple weeks ago lifted it up there.”

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Flash Fiction Friday – June 17, 2016

Flash Fiction Friday

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, but for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka “Drabble”) written from a photo prompt.

Today’s prompt picture is:

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Disclaimer: The images used in this blog’s posts are found from different sources all over the Internet, and are assumed to be in public domain and are displayed under the fair use principle. Click the image to be taken to my source for today’s photo prompt.

This is another Adventures with Harrison and Mason short scene.

Harrison sat straight up in bed, gasping for breath.

Mason blinked open his eyes and placed what he hoped was a comforting hand on his husband’s thigh. “It’s been a while since you had one of your nightmares. You okay?”

“Not a nightmare.”

“No?”

“No. Dreamed about you, spread out on a red checkered picnic blanket, naked. You were luring me over with some grapes.”

Mason smirked. “I’m pretty darned insulted that your dream-self needed grapes to be lured over.”

Harrison winked and leaned over to kiss Mason. “Didn’t say they were needed, only that you thought they were.”

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Flash Fiction Friday #11

Flash Fiction Friday

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, but for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene (aka “Drabble”) written from a photo prompt.

Today’s prompt picture is:

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Disclaimer: The images used in this blog’s posts are found from different sources all over the Internet, and are assumed to be in public domain and are displayed under the fair use principle. Click the image to be taken to my source for today’s photo prompt.

I’m going to go with another Adventures with Harrison and Mason vignette for this image. They’re just so much fun to write!

“Pop did it,” Jaxon declared. “Didn’t he?”

Harrison raised an eyebrow in Mason’s direction. “How’d you do this without leaving your own footprints in the sand around them?”

Mason opened his eyes wide and brought a hand up to his chest. “Moi? What makes you think I did it?”

The proud grin Mason wore belied the faux innocence of his words and actions.

“How tall do you think it is, Daddy? If Pop didn’t do it, it much be a giant, right?”

“Probably way up to the clouds!” Harrison crouched and scanned the horizon. “Where do you suppose it’s hiding?”

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Flash Fiction Friday #10

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Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, but for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene written from a photo prompt.

Today’s prompt picture is:

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Disclaimer: The images used in this blog’s posts are found from different sources all over the Internet, and are assumed to be in public domain and are displayed under the fair use principle. Click the image to be taken to my source for today’s photo prompt.

This is related to my Adventures with Harrison and Mason vignettes in that it features their curious little boy, Jaxon. This bit of flash is from Jaxon’s POV, sharing the scene with Mason’s grandfather.

“Look, Gramps,” Jaxon said, “you can see the scratch marks on that tree.”

“But what makes you think it’s one of those dinosaurs… albertowhatchacallits?”

“Albertadromeus. Pop said that’s what it might be. Don’t worry, though… they’re small plant-eaters.”

Gramps laughed. “Oh, I wasn’t worried. And I’m not surprised at your source.”

“Pop knows a lot about dinosaurs.”

“Yes, I remember when Mason was your age. He dug holes in my backyard every time his mom and dad brought him to visit. Said he was digging for fossils.”

“Yeah. Daddy says the scratches are probably from a dog, but that’s boring.”

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Flash Fiction Friday #09

Flash Fiction Friday

Flash Fiction: There isn’t a standard specific definition for this term beyond “extremely short”, but for the purposes of my “Flash Fiction Friday” posts it will mean a precisely 100-word story scene written from a photo prompt.

Today’s prompt picture is:

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Disclaimer: The images used in this blog’s posts are found from different sources all over the Internet, and are assumed to be in public domain and are displayed under the fair use principle. Click the image to be taken to my source for today’s photo prompt.

Here’s another installment for Adventures with Harrison and Mason (Click the corresponding category for more of their stories).

Scritch, scritch, scritch. The muted and unsettling noise came from behind Harrison and sent a shiver down his spine. Mason leaned to the side to look around his husband.

“I’m afraid to ask,” Harrison said.

Mason grinned. “I have no idea what Jaxon is doing.”

Harrison turned around and saw a fork being manipulated underneath the door by a small set of fingers.

“What are you doing?” Harrison asked.

“I’m going to catch a mouse,” was Jaxon’s muffled reply.

Harrison would have asked why, but Mason spoke first.

“What are you going to do with it when you catch it?”

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