The Baseball Cap
For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 13 January 2017
Photo Credit: C.E. Ayr
“You sure, Jimmy, you sure?” Kevin was incredulous when I gave him the baseball cap.
When I nodded, he was so happy. He hugged me so tight I couldn’t breathe. It was a moment I’d later regret.
Kevin and I were cousins. He appeared normal when we were kids. But growing up, I realized he was mentally handicapped.
Months passed. He was walking along the tracks when a sudden burst of wind blew the baseball cap right off his head. He was hit by a train trying to retrieve it.
“Jimmy!” was the last word he uttered before he died.