“Leather or cloth?”

Can’t I go for something else?

“No. You’re too young. You need to ease into this.”

But I really think I’d be better off with wood!

“Wood? Are you serious? At your age? Don’t make me laugh.”

I’ll have you know I am small for my age.ย 

“Look, I don’t really care. Leather or cloth. Choose!”

Throwing a glance that should have made the adult shrivel but had no effect whatsoever, Gabriel grumbled and went back to his friends.

Well? they asked excitedly.

No use! I got leather or cloth. I chose leather, because no self-respecting book worm will start with cloth.ย Still, I suppose it’s better than paper.

The other borer worms nodded their heads in agreement.


Written for the fortnight-long blogging challenge, Barathon, 2018

This time, I’m writing flash fiction on the different prompts of each day.

Word count will be a multiple of 11 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Today’s Word Count: 121

Today’s prompt: Lesser of Two Evilshttps://blogarhythmblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/barathon-edition-3-bloggers/


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17 thoughts on “Choices: Flash Fiction

  1. This was such a surprise and so wonderfully narrated. I am imagining those conspiring worms now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    You are so talented with microfiction, Shailaja. I have read very few who do it so well.

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