Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Inventor
Copyright -John Nixon
                                                                                     Photo prompt  © John Nixon
He liked to fiddle with everything, from toy-train to tri-cycle.
“Tell him not to touch my things,” his brother shouted at the mother when he had inserted a nail in the toy-scooter.
“Don’t be harsh on him; he is just curious kid. He only fiddles with things that you discard.”
The brother had hardly cooled down when he found his video game missing.
“What has he done with my video game?” he shouted.
The mother rushed, anticipating a crisis. The little kid was nowhere to be seen.
He was in the bathroom, washing the video game.
“What’s that?” she shouted.
The kid was smiling brightly.
A post for Friday Fictioneers on a photo prompt

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  1. Nicely done. :-)

  2. That's the height of innocence.. Well told story! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Well, maybe he was right. Maybe it was dirty! Great story from a child's perspective.

  4. lol just wanting to help out. That is all. Or could be R rated and need a good washing.

  5. we all know how these games tend to be dirty... yet he might have learned something that day.

    1. thanks, based on a real incident. my younger son, when was about three, had washed clean the video game of his elder brother. it was the end of it

  6. I give him the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.

  7. Dear Arora,

    Kids have their own ways of helping, don't that.



  8. Cute story. You have to keep an eye on the little ones. My son got really upset when his younger sister pulled one of his action figures apart. She wanted to see how it was put together I guess. :D --- Suzanne