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.
© 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.