This year, for the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I'm writing Micro Fiction (or Flash Fiction) that is 100 words or less around a set list of words provided by my BFF (Kemari Howell). Today's letter is "E", so today E is for Elephant.
An Elephant Never Forgets
Eric lingered in the dark doorway of their nursery. His eyes roamed over the empty crib, the silent rocking chair, the packages of stacked diapers, and his feet. His laces were frayed and knotted—his shoes no longer lucky.
The room still smelled of paint and fresh linen, but not the powders or lotions dreams are made of.
Eric plucked a tiny elephant from the shelf, turning it over in his hand. Intricately carved by his great grandfather, it was smaller than he remembered. He wouldn’t be passing it on today, but he hoped he would see it again, soon.
Feel free to leave your short pieces of fiction (<100 words) in the comments below. The word for today is Elephant.