May We Go, Father?

Avatar Author: Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA) I am the Guardian of the Ink Wells and Head Flight Attendant of Our Strange and Wonderful House. Read Bio

Pat and Wendy were invited to go to the beach. The day was perfect and there was no school tomorrow so their father wouldn’t be able to argue there. They had done all the laundry for the whole family so no argument there. Dinner was ready for him at the table. The floor shined like polished silver so he couldn’t beat them for that. Everything in the house was immaculate.

Wendy finished drying and putting the dishes away. Pat made sure her clothes were without stain and not a single hair on her head was out of place. Then, they waited for father to come home, nervously fingering their modest one-piece bathing suits that father demanded they wear.

They heard the door slam open and close and their hearts began to pound. They waited thirty minutes for father to be relaxed with his first beer of the night.

“Father,” Pat goes over to him and asks, “may we go to the beach tonight?”

He looks around, “You can’t, it’s raining.”

Pat looks outside, “No, it’s not.”

His voice becomes steel, “I said it’s raining.”

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  1. Avatar Robert Quick

    Speaking of people that I would happily make disappear forever- customer #1. Nice characterization of the kids and the dad. If I despise him (and I do) then you did a good job.

  2. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    Hehe, yeah. Sad that this is an actual experience that a friend went through when she was a child. The last line is verbatim.

  3. Avatar Robert Quick

    /rage vomit >:(

  4. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. Parents and family members can be the sickest, cruelest people sometimes.

  5. Avatar treefrog1996

    So sad. But so good.