Tiny led the way, cupping his hand at shoulder height in a come-hither fashion.
“Ahh.” His friend, Sammy, whimpered and bit a knuckle as he crashed into the hallway wall.
“Don’t be such a girl. Do you want to see or not?” Tiny turned the glass doorknob to the last room.
“W-oo-w! How come you never showed me before?” Sammy shoved up his thick glasses.
Tiny pushed out his chest and rocked on his heels. “Didn’t think you’d be interested?”
“Awesome. How many models are here?”
“About a hundred, different years and makes. Don’t touch.”
“Took your brother a long time, huh? You ever help?”
“Nah. The glue smell makes me puke.”
“This black car—oops.”
Sammy’s mouth dropped. Eyes enormous, he let out a squeal.
On his knees, ears on fire, Tiny’s chin whipped over his shoulder.
“What are you boys doing in here?”
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The Winter Quarter of Flash in the Pan is here. The theme: Boys and Their Toys. For rules and how to join, click: http://mommasmoneymatters.com/flash-fiction/
The word limit for Models is 150 words. I used them all.
March 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm
150 words well used! I cringed at the “oops” – poor toys! 🙂
March 17, 2014 at 10:38 am
Seems there’s are lots of (innocent) oops when kids are around. 😀 Thank you, Rara.
March 16, 2014 at 5:52 pm
March 17, 2014 at 10:34 am
Thank you for reading, Willow.
How are you these days?
March 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm
Plodding along and surviving…. how ae you? xx
March 18, 2014 at 3:18 pm
I’m okay. Packing for my trip and my brain’s in a muddle. You’ve been quiet lately. Be good to yourself. 😉
March 18, 2014 at 4:58 pm
I have not been very well nothing serious but I hope to be writing again soon! Enjoy your trip and have fun!! xxx
March 16, 2014 at 6:56 pm
The attitude’s screaming off the page are great! “Don’t be such a girl,” and the response to asking if he ever helps! Another good one, Tess.
March 17, 2014 at 10:34 am
Glad you like this, Paulette and thank YOU.
I don’t know where these kids come from. I only ever had sisters.
March 16, 2014 at 7:59 pm
Wonderful as always. You’re tempting me to try this flash writing, but since I rarely write anything shorter than a thousand words, I’ll just let you do your magic;)
March 17, 2014 at 10:33 am
Come on, Nancy. You’ve written shorts and they’ve been wonderful.
March 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm
Loved this. I enjoyed model cares and boats as a child and preteen.
March 17, 2014 at 10:31 am
I knew someone who did models but they were airplanes and cannot for the life of me recall who that was. Thank you, SK.
March 16, 2014 at 8:12 pm
Ruh Roh Shaggy!!!!
March 17, 2014 at 10:30 am
Thanks, Colleen. 🙂 🙂 🙂
March 16, 2014 at 11:25 pm
Tess my anxiety level shot through the roof when the kid dropped it. Oh-oh there is going to be trouble! another great piece.
March 17, 2014 at 10:28 am
Thank YOU, Sue. Glad you felt some tension. 🙂
March 17, 2014 at 12:16 am
o oh they’re in trouble. Another fine little piece Tess. 🙂
March 17, 2014 at 10:26 am
Thanks, Jen. Trouble is fun, isn’t it?
March 17, 2014 at 5:43 am
The tension and trouble looming is palpable in this story Tess! Wonderful 🙂
March 17, 2014 at 10:23 am
Thank you, Sherri. You’ve made me smile this morning.
March 17, 2014 at 6:45 pm
So glad, as you always make me smile 🙂
March 18, 2014 at 3:07 pm
😀 😀 😀
March 17, 2014 at 10:17 am
Visions of the boys I used to babysit long ago came to mind. All four probably would have done something like this.
I loved this. 😀
March 17, 2014 at 10:19 am
Thank you, Glynis. Glad you like this. 😀
March 17, 2014 at 11:22 am
Ooh, and those models are sooo delicate.
Great story as always, Tess — and that isn’t the model glue talking! 😉
March 17, 2014 at 11:35 am
Not kids’ toys I imagine.
Thank you. You have made my day. 😉
March 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm
You are the master of flash! Perhaps one day you may write sequels to where you leave us hanging? 🙂
March 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm
That’s the thing…so much material available. Where to start? Must do research because these subjects are Greek to me. 🙂
March 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm
It would be interesting to read how you put one of these together. So much in so few (words). First step…
March 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm
I don’t have a process or a formula. Sometime I can seize the moment and then fix it till it works. Other time I use a hammer to see what falls out of my head. I AM a person of few words in real life but writing is easier than talking. You can’t erase or delete a slip of the tongue in real life, only on the keyboard.
This round of flashes have been a bigger challenge than previous one because I know nothing about boys. I grew up in a houseful of girls. Ha ha. I have to make this stuff UP. 🙂 🙂 🙂
March 17, 2014 at 4:28 pm
Whoops, but kids can’t resist can they?
March 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm
As soon as you say no or don’t, they want whatever the forbidden fruit is. Hmm. Something like chocolate cake when I’m trying to trim up. 😀
March 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm
You’re ver good at the cliff hanger. Is that how you lead your life?
March 18, 2014 at 3:07 pm
On the edge. Yep. 😀
March 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm
Tess, you’ve gone and done it again! Perfect!
Having grown up with 6 older brothers, your theme of boys and their toys always calls back memories of my brothers and now of them as men with their toys. (It’s the same song but faster music on higher priced instruments).
March 19, 2014 at 7:18 am
Oops? Oh, those boys are in deep doo now. You have done it again, tension built and down they go. You are doing a great job with this series Tess.
March 23, 2014 at 2:24 pm
How much can you say with a single word? Great trick of not actually telling us what happens.
A bit mean, of course 😉
March 23, 2014 at 2:28 pm
Wink. Thanks, K.. Ran out of words.
March 24, 2014 at 11:59 am
Oh, dear…once again, Tess, you have managed to convey so much so quickly. Well done!