Naflafiwrimo Day 28: Know Your Pets

Does this even count as flash fiction? I say yes. Anyway I’m still super busy so it will have to do.

 

Know Your Pets

 

‘That’s a mouse!’ she says, and she keeps it and it grows and grows and grows.

‘That’s not a mouse,’ her dad says, ‘that’s a weasel.’

‘That’s a weasel!’ she says, and she keeps it and it grows and grows and grows.

‘That’s not a weasel,’ her dad says, ‘that’s a rat.’

‘That’s a rat!’ she says, and she keeps it and it grows and grows and grows.

‘That’s not a rat,’ her dad says, ‘that’s an otter.’

‘That’s an otter!’ she says, and she keeps it and it grows and grows and grows.

‘That’s not an otter,’ her dad says, ‘that’s a wolf.’

‘That’s a wolf!’ she says, and she keeps it and it grows and grows and grows.

‘That’s not a wolf,’ her dad says, ‘that’s a St. Bernard.’

‘That’s a St. Bernard!’ she says, and she keeps it and it grows and grows and grows.

‘That’s not a St. Bernard,’ her dad says, ‘that’s a baby mammoth.’

‘That’s a baby mammoth!’ she says, and she keeps it and it grows and grows and grows.

‘That’s not a baby mammoth,’ her dad says, ‘that’s a bear.’

‘That’s a bear!’ she says, and she keeps it and it grows and grows and grows.

‘That’s… That is a bear. Shit.’ It eats them.

 

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I am Kieren McCallum, a third-year English Literature student at UEA, Norwich. View all posts by lemonmachine

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