Aah…the dog days of summer! Playing Marco Polo and screaming “FISH OUTTA WATER!” Hearing, “NEVER,” while a cheating brother tiptoed across the deck to spring off the diving board, landing a graceless belly-flop. The surprise attack half-drowning whoever was “it.”
“It” getting mad at the sneaky belly-flopper, accusing, “You were outta water, you big fat liar!”
“Am so! MOM!”
The childish game ending too soon when the tattler caught Mom being belly-flopped by the pool boy. Dad taking the kids to the Howard-Johnson Motel, where they learned the perfect cannonball while Mom packed and moved out. Aaaaah…
By Lisa H. Owens
Just 100 Words
100-Word Stories - August 2021 Photo Prompt
Keep it simple, Stupid!
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