Wheels within wheels- #Five sentence #Fiction

Little Gary’s eyes lit up as soon as he heard the familiar tune from down the street.

Without waiting to finish his cereal, he tore out of the house in his striped pyjamas, the belt of the fabric flying behind him in the autumn breeze.

He clapped his hands joyfully as the familiar face of Howard, the ice-cream man, came into view, cycling and pushing the appetising wagon before him.

Howard grinned back at him and whistled along to the tune of ‘The wheels on the bus go round and round’, pausing long enough to scoop a large one out and heap it onto the crunchy cone.

Gary reached eagerly for the Sunday indulgence and smiled at Howard, not noticing the wheels turning in that brain: that Howard’s smile did not reach his eyes; the same eyes which cleverly concealed the leer of the Pedophile within.

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 ©Shailaja V

Written for Five Sentence Fiction’s Prompt: Wheels


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20 thoughts on “Wheels within wheels- #Five sentence #Fiction

  1. Oh! That’s terrible. Didnt see that coming!! Good one, Shailaja! Liked this new look of yor blog 🙂

  2. Oh my Shailaj! This writing is so …well, shocking! I knew that the tune was that of the ice cream truck though right at the beginning…didn’t know it was on the other side of the world! 😉 <3

  3. You have done it again, Shailaja! Here I was so happy to see your post. Needed it – something sweet to put me in a happy mood – and then WHAMO! You did it again! You are awesome! HUGS <3

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