Broken Jar

July 8, 2020 at 8:15 am 39 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 10 July 2020

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Billy was playing ball inside the house when he accidentally hit the ceramic jar on top of the fridge. It fell breaking into several pieces.

“Oh-uh!” Maya exclaimed.

Billy didn’t panic. He glued them back together again while his little sister was watching.

“Don’t be a tattletale,” he told Maya as if she could understand what it meant.

Dinner came and went. There was no mention of the broken jar. Billy felt relieved.

But not for long.

After putting Maya to bed, Mom sneaked into Billy while he was watching TV.

“Billy, is there something you want to tell me?”

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I Got Off the Train by Fernando Pessoa Wordless Wednesday: Beyond Forgetting

39 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  July 8, 2020 at 8:41 am

    There’s no hiding it from Mum!

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  July 8, 2020 at 10:46 am

      iain:

      yes, we learn that soon enough. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. Shweta Suresh  |  July 8, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Uh oh. There’s no way out now 😂

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  July 8, 2020 at 10:46 am

      shweta:

      i guess so. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. Bill  |  July 8, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Well done. “Want to?” asks Billy. 🙂 Enjoyed it and probably been there.

    Reply
    • 6. plaridel  |  July 8, 2020 at 10:45 am

      bill:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you.

      Reply
  • 7. csheldonblog  |  July 8, 2020 at 10:23 am

    As I always tell my two we find out in the end..

    Reply
    • 8. plaridel  |  July 8, 2020 at 10:45 am

      claire:

      for better or worse, they seem to know everything. 🙂

      Reply
  • 9. Gabriella  |  July 8, 2020 at 11:33 am

    I am pretty sure Mom could tell the jar no longer looked the same.

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  July 9, 2020 at 9:14 am

      gabriella:

      poor billy, i’m afraid so. 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. msjadeli  |  July 8, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Plaridel, that’s what I call a good mom. So many would have yelled, screamed, hit, etc. and in front of little Maya. Great story.

    Reply
    • 12. plaridel  |  July 9, 2020 at 9:14 am

      msjadeli:

      it’s what you call good parenting.

      Reply
  • 13. rochellewisoff  |  July 8, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    Whether or not Maya told, mother’s have a special radar. 😉 Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Reply
    • 14. plaridel  |  July 9, 2020 at 9:14 am

      rochelle:

      all mothers do i’m afraid. 🙂

      Reply
  • 15. draliman  |  July 8, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Oh, Billy. Mum always knows!

    Reply
    • 16. plaridel  |  July 9, 2020 at 9:13 am

      draliman:

      surprisingly, she does all the time. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. Tannille  |  July 9, 2020 at 1:30 am

    Haha this sort of reminds me of the kids in The Goonies, break Mum’s naked Greek statue.

    Did he blame his sister?

    Reply
    • 18. plaridel  |  July 9, 2020 at 9:13 am

      tannille:

      that’s funny. 🙂

      Reply
  • 19. Susan A Eames  |  July 9, 2020 at 1:44 am

    Now that left me wondering if Maya had told on him. Nice little story, Plaridel.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    Reply
    • 20. plaridel  |  July 9, 2020 at 9:12 am

      susan:

      maya did. 🙂

      Reply
  • 21. Dale  |  July 9, 2020 at 3:35 am

    Moms know everything… when will kids learn that? 😉

    Reply
    • 22. plaridel  |  July 9, 2020 at 9:12 am

      dale:

      i think kids will when they become parents themselves. 🙂

      Reply
      • 23. Dale  |  July 9, 2020 at 9:22 am

        Yeah I know…🙄😜

        Reply
  • 24. justjoyfulness  |  July 9, 2020 at 3:49 am

    I think Mums have flies on the wall in every room 😀 😀 😀

    Reply
    • 25. plaridel  |  July 9, 2020 at 9:12 am

      justjoyfulness:

      it makes we wonder sometimes. 🙂

      Reply
  • 26. Brenda's Thoughts  |  July 9, 2020 at 6:00 am

    I always used to think, as a little girl, that my mom truly had eyes in the back of her head and ears everywhere. Nice slice of life!

    Reply
    • 27. plaridel  |  July 9, 2020 at 9:11 am

      brenda:

      it think it’s what you call intuition. 🙂

      Reply
  • 28. Aahana Aggarwal  |  July 9, 2020 at 6:10 am

    Haha! Seems like something i would definitely do 😀

    Reply
    • 29. plaridel  |  July 9, 2020 at 9:11 am

      aahana:

      i know. we all do one way or another. 🙂

      Reply
      • 30. Aahana Aggarwal  |  July 9, 2020 at 9:46 am

        I mean that I have a younger brother who’s always up to this kinda stuff and I’m the tattletale 😂🤪

        Reply
        • 31. plaridel  |  July 9, 2020 at 10:37 pm

          aahana:

          if it’s for his own good, why not? 🙂

          Reply
  • 32. Keith's Ramblings  |  July 9, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Good try Billy boy! It probably looked like a piece of modern art when he finished glueing it!

    Reply
    • 33. plaridel  |  July 9, 2020 at 9:11 am

      keith:

      if anything, he did his best. 🙂

      Reply
  • 34. wmqcolby  |  July 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Well … BUSTED! Then again, maybe not. Gotta give the kid credit for trying to make it all right. Nice work, Plaridel!

    Reply
    • 35. plaridel  |  July 9, 2020 at 10:36 pm

      kent:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 36. James McEwan  |  July 11, 2020 at 12:58 am

    So true, children can’t keep secrets.

    Reply
    • 37. plaridel  |  July 13, 2020 at 7:55 pm

      james:

      been there, done that. 🙂

      Reply
  • 38. Sandra  |  July 13, 2020 at 3:33 am

    There’s nothing they don’t see.

    Reply
    • 39. plaridel  |  July 13, 2020 at 7:54 pm

      sandra:

      i’m afraid so. 🙂

      Reply

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