Face Time – Friday Fictioneers

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PHOTO PROMPT © What’s His Name

Face Time

‘Dinner will be ready soon. I’m getting in the shower.’

There was no response, just the muffled arguments of the boys in the living room. Those iPads were a blessing sometimes, Petra had to admit. There aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done, and she was sure every mother called on the technology babysitter occasionally.

The hot water blasted her body and relaxed her muscles. A sigh of pleasure escaped.

The shower curtain was suddenly whipped back. Petra shrieked as she looked straight into her mother-in-law’s smiling eyes.

‘Grandma face-timed,’ little Billy said. 


This piece was written for the Friday Fictioneers hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields – Addicted to Purple. 

Each week a photo prompt is given and the challenge is write a flash fiction piece of no more than one hundred words.

Find other Friday Fictioneer stories here.

Author: Jennifer Kennedy

Mother, teacher and writer. I love all my jobs but writing holds a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy reading my short stories as much as I enjoy writing them!

35 thoughts on “Face Time – Friday Fictioneers”

  1. Eek! My two-year-old granddaughter doesn’t see any reason why she shouldn’t “help” me “go potty,” but fortunately my eight-year-old grandson now knows better.

      1. Sounds good…I have written a collection of shorts, on Kindle called “Keeping Watch and Ten Other Tales of Terror”. I also have several of my horror stories on my blog under short stories.

  2. Ha ha ha ha ha. When we were young, we used to get essay assignments in school with the topic : Technology :Boon or Bane? I guess we know which side this one will vote for 🙂

  3. Nice story. When the shower curtain was whipped back, I momentarily thought “Psycho!” only to break into relieved laughter as it turned out to be granny. It was an educational story too – I had to google ‘Facetime’!

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