Sweeping it Under the Rug

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She yells at them – entering like devilish tornadoes.
They’re just glad school is out.
She just wants a clean house to stay clean.
Is that too much to ask?
Sweeping away childhood memories of dirty floors, she feels resentment.
She would’ve given anything to go to school.
Ungrateful kids.

© 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.