The Assignment

“This is impossible!” she said.

            “What’s wrong dear?” her mom said.

“My teacher’s making us write a micro flash fiction using 420 characters, and I’ve only come up with one so far,” she replied.

            “Well, why don’t you start off simple, start with an idea, and brainstorm from there.”

“It’s not that simple Mom; I only have a main character so far and nothing else,” she said.

            “That’s a start! Now work on a plot and all of that stuff,” her mom suggested.

“Thanks for the help Mom, but I still have to come up with 419 more characters!”


© Leandro Diaz