Flash Fiction: The Sweeper

This week’s flash fiction prompt over at Carrot Ranch is an especially relatable one: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about chores. 

I had an idea in about 3.7 seconds. Enjoy!

The Sweeper

I open the closet and lug out the vacuum for the third time today. Creeping around my heels, Rylie grabs the dustpan and 3-year-old sized broom. “I seep!”

“Yes, you sweep and I’ll vacuum.”

She toddles to the kitchen, where spilled Cheerios wait for us. Humming to herself, she pushes them around, yelling in victory when a piece makes it into the dustpan.

I plug in the vacuum.

Rylie claps at getting three Cheerios into the pan at once.

Laughing, I abandon the vacuum and sit at the table.

Best to let my daughter enjoy chores while she can.

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