Question Time

This week’s photo prompt is provided by TJ Paris. Thank you TJ!

“Excuse me” The boy said

The man peered up from his book. “Shh it’s a library, no talking”.

“But how do I…” the lad began

“Write it down” whispered the annoyed reader

“Can I borrow a pencil?”

One was produced

“And some paper?”

Rip, slide

Scribble scribble, the tongue poked out of the side of his mouth in concentration. Sweat on his brow, squirming in the chair he had sat on.

“How do I spell…?”


The lad started to cry.

“Oh, come now, nothing to cry about. Just this once, what did you want to ask me?”

“It doesn’t matter now, I don’t need to go anymore.” He  got up, toddled off, leaving behind a puddle and a wet chair.

Word count; 131


Filed under joke, short stories

2 responses to “Question Time

  1. Ahhh, how sad! Poor little lad! All he needed was to go to the toilet. Great story! Welcome to the FFfAW challenge! We are happy you have joined us!

  2. Goes to show you we should always listen to the little ones; less messy that way! Cute story.

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