Boys Will Be Boys

 Charli Mills challenged us to use strawberries and mint in this week’s 99-word Flash Fiction stories.  FOLLOW her and join the literary community she has cultivated at the

He jumped off the swing and snapped a spearmint leaf off a nearby bush. It chewed like grass, sliding between his teeth but the flavor was refreshing and cool.

Flopping down on the ragged webbing of the chaise lounge. he fell into a light dreamy summer sleep.

“Mitch!  Mitch! Wake up and pick those strawberries for me.”

It took a moment for him to remember the original purpose for going outside was to get the berries for his mother. As he plucked each plump piece of juicy fruit, he put one in the bowl and one in his mouth.

14 responses to “Boys Will Be Boys

  1. No better way to pick berries.

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  2. Margot Kinberg

    What great sensory imagery! And I like that look into the child’s way of thinking.

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  3. A true tale of boys. Well done, Annette.

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  4. Nice work, Annette. I enjoyed this! 🙂

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  5. This is just like boys, Annette. Especially the last line.

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