August 22: Flash Fiction Challenge – The Old Man

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August 22, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about old-world charm. It can be nostalgic or irreverent. You can invent an “old world,” return to migrant roots or recall ancient times. Go where the prompt leads you!

He was old and looking up from his chair, he saw the small boy standing in front of him.

They stared at each other the old man wondered where the boy had come from as children were a rare commodity in the nursing home.

“Hello,” said the old man feeling the need to say something.

“Hello,” replied the boy.

“Do you have a grandfather?” asked the old man.

“Yes,” replied the boy, “but he’s not as old as you.”

The old man found himself giggling, “No one is as old as me.”

“I didn’t think so,” said the boy.

 

 

Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2019/08/22/august-22-flash-fiction-challenge/

 

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13 Responses to August 22: Flash Fiction Challenge – The Old Man

  1. Sadje says:

    Very straightforward, as young kids are.

  2. crimsonprose says:

    What a charming vignette 🙂

  3. Charming tale Michael.

  4. nightlake says:

    a lovely piece. like the description, ‘children were a rare commodity in the nursing home…’ Guess he had come there to see his grandfather.

  5. No one can beat a kid in straight talking!

  6. Charli Mills says:

    Kids keep us young with their unfiltered thinking! I like that the old man giggled.

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