Disappeared 4

Bunch of carrots

Carrots. Original public domain image from Wikimedia Commons

Andrew had been happy his first few years of life: just him, Mom, Dad. He was happy when Eloise was born, although Dad quickly faded out of the picture. Later came a stepdad, quickly followed up by the twin girls, Chuckie and Ducks.

Still, Andrew hoped they could all live peacefully together. The twins were almost cute before they became mobile. But once they started moving? Wow.

Toys? Attention? Food? The roaring twins claimed all, and were never at fault. The day Ducks ate his lunch, Eloise just stood by, cradling her own PB&J.

He knew all was lost.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2022)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (04/04/22): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to explain “baby ducks ate my lunch.” How did that happen? Who is the protagonist? Where did the baby ducks come from? Go where the prompt leads!

12 thoughts on “Disappeared 4

  1. I like how you have shown Eloise’s humanness. How often do we take our frustration about outside things out on those we love or feel comfortable with? It looks like Andrew is her figurative punch bag.

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  2. Pingback: Baby Ducks Ate My Lunch Collection « Carrot Ranch Literary Community


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