Prompt: Handle with Care
Word Count: 169
She never considered herself to be a “Daddy’s girl.” Cora got along well with her dad, even thought of him as her best friend, but the phrase never really fit how she saw their relationship. Sure, he would buy her things when she expressed excitement about a Slurpee or a Wonder Woman lunchbox, but Cora felt it would have been a stretch to call that “spoiling.” The better things he shared with her, were not things at all.
Things like watching as Roy Orbison, George Harrison and the rest of the Traveling Wilburys sang “Handle me with care…” on MTV. Things like playing video games together until it was far too late for either of them, he had work in the morning and she had school. Things like throwing a styrofoam airplane from her grandparent’s deck, and watching as it cascaded over busy streets and into the backyard of someone in another neighborhood.
Maybe she wasn’t a “Daddy’s Girl,” but Cora was certainly a girl who loved her Daddy.
Flash fiction is short fiction, often under 500 words and often written in a short space of time. If you would like to do your own piece of flash fiction, feel free to put it in the comments or link me to the place you post it. I would love to see what you come up with for the prompt.