Easily amused

PHOTO PROMPT – © Santoshwriter


“Charlie? God he’s dense sometimes.”

Chatter and cigarette smoke drifted across the yard. Both irrelevant; a mild annoyance at worst. His eyes narrowed, unblinking.

“We should get him tested. See if he’s ‘special’, y’know…”

Charles concentrated. Water beads on the waxy surface of a leaf. Imperfect spheres, glittering, reflecting, refracting sunlight. Diamonds under his scrutiny.

“Never listens, y’know? Don’t matter how I yell at him neither.”

Intense focus until…

Water spheres resulting from… surface tension of liquid? Weak adherence to leaf wax? Hydrophobic effect?

Charles smiled, showing off his first and only tooth.

“Poor little dummy, so easily amused.”

100 words

Another Friday Fictioneers (hosted by ever lovely Rochelle)- where the challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less, inspired by a weekly photo prompt.

I’ve been quite busy at work the last few weeks, which means I’ve struggled to read as many other stories as I would have liked. I encourage anyone who reads this story to check out some of the others – available by clicking here.

I think things should really be settled now, so I’m hoping for more reading, more commenting and most importantly, more writing output from me going forward!

Thanks for reading, and let me know what you think.








16 thoughts on “Easily amused”

  1. Dear KT,

    I predict that baby is destined for greatness. They say Einstein didn’t speak until he was four and was thought to be retarded.

    I understand your struggle. It’s Sunday morning here and I don’t know if I’ll be caught up before the next prompt. It was that way last week as well.

    Good story.



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  2. I love this genious kid, and hope it will escape his parents unharmed and unquenched. Could be a nobel prize winner in the making. Great story. 🙂

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