Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Daddy’s a Peacock.


Jennifer was at the San Diego zoo with her nephew Hollister. Hollister was oohing and aahing at the animals he saw. “Look those are peacocks honey, aren’t they pretty?” Jennifer asks Hollister. He nods and says, “oooo nice.”

“That’s the boy peacock” Jennifer tells him pointing, “they always have bright blue and green feathers so the girl peacocks will notice them. The girl peacocks have white feathers. ” Hollister smiles.

” I think the boys are just showin’ off,” he says. “Like Daddy when he brings the red car with Monica. I like Monica she is so pretty, but not as pretty as Mommy,” Hollister spouts.

“When does Daddy bring Monica over?” Jennifer asks Hollister. He giggles.

“She is so funny. Monica comes over in the day when Daddy comes and gets me from playschool. I watch cartoons and play with my toys. Daddy says not to bother Monica. But I went to see them once…” Jennifer gasps but Hollister continues,”Daddy got mad and he was naked. Monica was naked too. Daddy said they were having grown-up time.”

Jennifer was so furious at her brother-in-law. Hollister pats Jennifer’s hand as if he can see how anxious she is. ” It’s okay Auntie, Daddy was just being a peacock .”

Jennifer sighs. “We’re going to have to tell Mommy this story Hollister.”

Peacock

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14 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Daddy’s a Peacock.”

    1. Yeah. Hollister’s Dad isn’t very smart. I doubt Hollister will be seeing much of his Dad once the Mom sues for custody after the divorce. Not to mention the Dad named the kid Hollister, who names their kid after a clothing store!

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  1. Wow! I can just see the mom’s reaction to that news! Dear old dad is in for a real fight, he might as well get his wallet ready to be emptied! So much for quality time with his son. Different take on this prompt….great job! 🙂

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    1. Yes, he certainly does. When I thought about the character of Hollister I thought about how smart and perceptive many children are. Adults think they can hide from them but really they are like sponges, soaking everything up. Thanks for reading!

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