A Boy and His Spoon (a five-minute #freewrite)

It was gone. The key was gone. James searched through one pocket and then the other. He had lost it. His heart stopped, fell into his stomach, then bounced back up into his ribcage and set his pulse aflame. He needed to find it!

He spun about and sped through the loungeroom and into the kitchen, the last place he knew for a fact he had had it. Hell, it was shaped like a spoon. He couldn’t leave it in the kitchen with all the other, actual spoons. Doom would befall them! Life would end! It would be disastrous!

“Don’t run inside the house, dear.”

His mother poured boiling water into her mug and whisked it.

“Sorry, sorry,” he gasped. “I’ve lost something. It’s important.”

“That’s nice, dear. Search for it quietly.”

His mother sat at the table, poured a heaping mass of sugar into her mug, then stirred it through. James’ eyes widened.

“No,” he whispered.

“Something the matter, dear?”

It was too late. The key-spoon gleamed bright, energy crackled through the air, and within half a second, his mother shone with electric blue energy before burning to a crisp.



Hullo! It’s Day 654 of @mariannewest’s five-minute freewrite! The prompt for today is — key — and this is what I came up with before the eggtimer website beep-a-beeped at me. πŸ˜€

You can find today’s challenge — AND JOIN IN!!! — at the following link:

The header image is CC0 and courtesy of two Pixabays — <a href=”https://pixabay.com/illustrations/lightning-energy-blue-light-space-2295075/”>Electric Blue</a> and <a href=”https://pixabay.com/illustrations/spoon-cutlery-antique-isolated-1122598/”>Spooooooon.</a>

Thank you for reading! πŸ˜€


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