The Convention

“Life used to be less complicated.” Hal shook his head.

“No, it wasn’t.” Valerie chuckled.

“Then what is that supposed to be?” Hal pointed at a person.

Valerie looked, twisted her head this way and that, then scratched her cheek. “Oh, Kris.” She called their grandson over and pointed. “Is that a boy or a girl?”

Kris glanced up. “Um…yes.” They looked confused, which made him laugh. “He’s a trap. A really good one, too.”

With that, Kris returned to the convention with his friends. Valerie looked at Hal with raised eyebrows. “Yep,” she said. “It’s more complicated nowadays.”

This 99-word story was written for the Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction Challenge


The Adventure of a Lifetime #16 (A to Z Blogging)

Yesterday’s votes: 3A, 0B, 2C

Image by Simon Steinberger from Pixabay

The only way to catch up to Matthews was to take their chance…but how?

Ace, Tufts, Eagen, and Artemis stood on deck swaying with the anchored ship and stared at their options. Artemis slammed her hand on the ship’s railing and screamed, “POSEIDON GET UP HERE!”

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