Copyright–Douglas M. Macilroy
This is my story for Friday Fictioneers this week. This is a weekly challenge to write a story in 100 words with a beginning, middle, and end. It’s supposed to follow the picture prompt given for the week. The host for the challenge is the talented and gracious author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week the picture prompt is a photo supplied by Douglas M. Macilroy. Thanks Douglas.
THE COSTUME by P.S. Joshi
Halloween is my son Bradley’s favorite holiday. At the age of ten, this year he decided to wear a costume of his own invention.
I could hear him mumbling to himself as he searched through old junk in the attic. I finally heard him yell.
He came downstairs carrying his granddad’s old diving helmet.
“This is great!” he shouted, pulling on the helmet. “I’m going outside right now to show my pal, Stuart!”
Suddenly, from outside I heard, “Oh no!” Thud!
I looked out. He was sprawled on the sidewalk, embarrassed but not hurt.
“Better pick something else, Bradley,” I advised.