Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Week of 08-29 through 09-04-2017
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THE ‘HOLE’ MYSTERY
This week’s photo prompt is provided by Jade M. Wong. Thank you Jade!
By Neel Anil Panicker
‘Ronnie says it’s a Polo.’
Apollo? The mission to the Moon?
‘No, no Doc. What he means is the sweet peppermint that all children of his age are hooked onto.’
Oh! I get it. That small white thing…what do they call it…yeah…a mint with a hole, right?
‘Yes, doc, it’s been happening for the past two months. Every night, a little after I put him to bed, he wakes up in a scream, his body all shivering, sweat pouring down his temples.
Go ahead, Ronnie dear, tell doctor Uncle all that you have been dreaming.’
“There is this huge, white round ball. It’s big, really big, big enough to put your head through it.
And then I see two arrows pierced at its top. And blood dripping out of it.”
‘Another thing doc, Ronnie sees this only on Tuesdays.’
Oh, I see! Anything special on Tuesdays.
‘No, nothing. Except that he has his dance class on that day.’
Well, I guess I need to speak to his dance teacher then.
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