“Why don’t we see Grandpa anymore?” Bobby asked his Dad.
Startled at the out of the blue question, Dad asked: “Do you miss him?”
“No, but last time he said he was gonna tell me a secret about girls.”
“There’s no secret — and Grandpa’s not visiting us for a while.”
© Josie Kirkwood 2020
Previously published in ‘The Friday Fix’ on Medium 25 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.