He loved his treehouse. High above, he looked down upon his parents fighting. He vowed never to get married.
His mother called to him to come down.
‘Not until you stop fighting!’ he yelled back.
Putting his fingers in his ears, he hummed. He could do this all day long.
© Josie Kirkwood 2020
Previously published in ‘The Friday Fix’ on Medium 17 February 2020.
Micro-fiction is tiny fiction of up to ~300 words with 50-word stories known as ‘Dribbles’ and 100-word stories known as ‘Drabbles’. Often written to a prompt and tight deadline, these tiny stories provide creative challenge and an opportunity to experiment or write in different genres. Sometimes Dribbles and Drabbles can inspire a longer piece of fiction.