FF – Volcano Warning

Image copyright belongs to David Stewart. The story is mine, with a little inspiration from the real-life Luke and Matty

Volcano Warning

“Over easy,” giggles Luke.

“What’s so funny?” Matty’s building up to blow. The lava was already rising when I made him wear socks, but it’s the job of a big brother to see that and needle.

Maybe Luke’s not trying to annoy Matty, maybe he’s just being a preteen boy who’s discovered the hilarity of innuendo.

“You’re too young to understand.”

Nope. He’s definitely trying to cause an eruption.

A secondary vent spits at me, “Tell me, Mom!”

Throwing myself in the crater won’t help anyone, and it’s too late to run. All I can do is move glassware away.


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20 responses to “FF – Volcano Warning

  1. A very pragmatic response from the mother

  2. Dear Jen,

    I remember those days. I had Luke, Matty and their brother the most volatile volcano of all. I miss them…and then again…;) I love the way you hinted at the prompt ever so slightly. Good job.



  3. Oh, yes. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Thanks for the memories (I think). Well done, Jen. 🙂

  4. Ain’t parenthood fun? Those explosions come out of nowhere sometimes. She’s a wise mother.

    • I agree – I often find myself scrabbling to avert disaster, but sometimes I need to remember it’s coming anyway and all I need to do is remove the breakables!

  5. I think I might have been the third vent in that particular eruption. Well done, Jen.

  6. I love this analogy for sibling rivalry.

  7. Ahhh … kids can keep us on our toes.
    NOT always in a good way. Nicely expressed, Jen.
    Isadora 😎

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