Welcome to the 2017 Blogging A-to-Z Challenge! I’ll be blogging my way through the alphabet the entire month of April, taking a break on Sundays, for a total of 26 posts! This year I am writing short stories based on a word that starts with the letter of the alphabet. The 26 fictional stories are not related to one another. This is a chance for me to exercise my imagination and explore creative writing which I have not done since college. Learn more about the blogging challenge HERE!
The inspiration for today’s story is Banana.
The banana rested on the counter far above her. Daisy stood up on tip toe and stretched up high to reach it but her herculean effort wasn’t enough. Her short little limbs prevented her from getting to the ripe piece of fruit. She could smell it from the floor. All morning she had been playing in the kitchen waiting for the right moment to sneak up to the counter and grab the yellow snack. However, she was too tiny and would have to find someone to help her out. Maybe, Mom? No, she could easily see through her scheming. Dad would probably take pity on her if she really played up the puppy eyes. But, he wouldn’t be home until later in the afternoon.
In the meantime, she walked around the kitchen looking for other things to amuse her. She pulled open a cabinet and hopped inside. The space was dark and quiet once the door was shut. It was a perfect place for a nap. Daisy curled up on a big bag of rice and dozed off. About 30 minutes later the cabinet door quickly opened and she saw her big brother’s face poking inside. Duke spotted her instantly and tickled her awake. She scurried out from her napping spot and they played together in the kitchen.
After a while, a brilliant idea came into her head. Duke was a few years older than her and a lot bigger. This was it. Now was her chance to get some banana. She looked at him and then looked up at the banana. He understood her and immediately grabbed the treat off the counter. The two of them grinned and raced to see who could eat the most. Just as they polished off the last bite, Dad walked in the kitchen and started to yell, “No! What are doing? How did you get that? Stop it! Don’t eat the banana peel!” Daisy and Dustin scurried off, banana peel in tow. Dad chased them into the living room and sternly said, “Daisy, drop it!”. His firm voice scared her and she dropped the banana peel right away. “Bad girl, Daisy! Bad girl!” Dad exclaimed, as he picked up the mushy peel and dropped it into the trashcan. He turned back to the living room, opened the sliding glass door, and told the two of them to go outside. Daisy and Dustin ran outside and toward their favorite toys. They happily chewed on their rawhide bones with the whole incident forgotten.
And with this story that makes it two down and 24 more to go! Thank you for reading my short story. What did you think? If you are here with the Blogging A-to-Z Challenge, please leave a comment below because I would love to check out your posts!
P.S. Check out my other short stories HERE!