The Plot Point Kid

Avatar Author: code dreamboat Real things happen to real people and those things are in the news, if it's not in the news then it's not real. Read Bio

“How was your day?”

“Good”, he replies, grabbing a cereal bowl from the cabinet above the dishwasher.

“Cereal for dinner, again? Don’t you want to eat dinner with your dad and me?”

“Nope”

“Well aren’t your full of one word answers today”

“Yup”

“Did something happen at work today?”

“Look..”, he started, finally beginning to make noise. “I appeared too early in your story”

“What? What are you talking about honey?”

“Drop the crap, you’re 24 and I’m 10. We all know why you created me.”

“Sweetie, your father and I created you because we love each other – your the result of our love”

“Yeah, I’m sick of that. I know why I’m here – why I can speak and why you can see me. I’m here to make your plot point believable, but I’m just a fucking kid mom! Why couldn’t you use an adult or some other non-trite vehicle.”

“Honey, I don’t know what your talking about. Now your father is almost home, go wash up for dinner.”

“Damn it! I’m just a kid, don’t make me work so hard! Let me live! Or in some cases, stay dead”

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  1. Avatar Silven

    Good! I enjoyed it. It seems to me, though, that this might not have been the best method of delivery. The awareness/denial combo you used here can be funny or creepy or, in some cases, epic. This got the point across but didn’t seem very… ambitious.

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