[Flash Fiction] Timber!

“Now, I want this to be a peaceful family vacation, you hear me?”

They nodded their heads dutifully under their mother’s take-no-prisoners stare.

“I want to leave this beach exactly the way we arrived. Understood?”

They nodded again, their eyes cast downward.

“Okay, go play. Don’t forget to stay on this side of the rocks!”

A chorus of giddy “Yes, mom!” rang out as they dashed onto the private beach, leaving their mother to enjoy the peace and quiet.

She had stretched on the warm sand for all of two seconds when a deafening crash reverberated through the air, followed by, “I didn’t say to use your powers!”

“TIMBER!”

She turned and gaped at the sight of the previously-sturdy hill crumbling into clouds of dust. Giant rocks tumbled down, breaking into pebbles at the feet of a little boy with his left fist outward as if he was trying to punch the hill. Two pairs of guilty eyes slowly turned to stare at her.  

© Jade M. Wong 2016


Credit: momtheobscure

Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Word Count: 164.

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42 thoughts on “[Flash Fiction] Timber!

  1. Oops! Someone’s in trouble. On the other hand, it will make a great family story years from now.

    “Remember that time at the beach when you brought down that hill? Mom was sooooo mad!”

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