Saturday, March 2, 2019

You’ll have to jump

‘Just climb back down the way you got up.’

‘I can’t.’

‘Stretch down your leg.’

‘Mum! I’m stuck.’

‘Why did you have climb so high?’

‘I just kept going. It was easy.’

‘You sound like your father. We’ll have to get the fire brigade.’

‘No, no, no; I’ll never hear the end of it.’

‘And you think that’s the case now? Hey, Gary?’

Gary stared at his feet, not wanting to get drawn into the exchange.

‘Gary managed to get down.’

‘He only climbed up halfway.’

‘Then you’ll have to jump.’


‘Well, I’m not coming up there after you.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the way you build the anxiety here, Rob. And I'll bet that's not the only kid's gotten in deeper than he wanted...