Tuesday, April 1, 2014



The class stared. Miss Hana stared.

Tommy, turning Elmo-red, his hand on the cheek Claire had kissed (and then licked, just to get her point across), looked at her like she’d sprouted a second head, covered in green slime. His eyes were shiny; he looked like he might puke.

Cooties were a big problem this time of year.

Well, that’s what he got for pushing her face into the sandbox.

Later, in the principal’s office, a smiling Tommy and his mom passed her.

Claire licked her hand, wiggled spit-slick fingers at him, and watched him run out the door.

For VelvetVerbosity's 100 Word Challenge: Smack.

Linking up with Fiction Friday at Nikki Young Writes.


L. M. Leffew said...

This was adorable! Great take on the prompt. :)

L. M. Leffew said...

Not cooties! This was a cute story.

L. M. Leffew said...

Oh children. They love to torture each other don't they. Great 100.

L. M. Leffew said...

Claire is a smart girl for getting her own back on Tommy. I doubt he will bother her again!

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