My latest in Flash! Friday’s weekly Warm-up Wednesday “contest.” I put contest in parentheses because it’s not really a contest, it’s just for fun. You get the photo prompt, 100 words and the challenge “include a sibling rivalry.” My attempt:
We were just five at the time — two pure, dancing shadows in the summer heat — when a brown car pulled up to the sidewalk and the man inside asked Jenny if she liked licorice.
Jenny made mom get her licorice whenever we went to the grocery store; she liked to slurp it up like a noodle.
I was trying to perfect my yo-yo flick and didn’t realize my tandem shadow had gone.
Of course he took Jenny. She was always mom’s favorite and I guess she had become that man’s.
Maybe if I had perfected the yo-yo sooner…