Flash Fiction: Senseless

“AR-15? Check! Bulletproof vest? Check!”

Jeremy picked up his duffle bag and headed downstairs.

“Whatcha got there?” His father said, while reading the newspaper.

“It’s for a project.” He responded, nervously.

“Do you want innocent blood on your hands, son?”

“What?!” Jeremy froze.

“Have a good day son.” His father repeated, flipping to the obituaries.

“Thanks.” He said, sheepishly, and left for school.

After breakfast, Jeremy’s father turned to his wife “I swear, that boy is going places. One day, everyone is going to know his name!” She nodded in agreement. “Hun, would you mind turning on the news?”

In response to Finally Unchained’s theme Tragedy .

Inspired by the senseless frequency of school shootings.

Author: MutedMouthful

Native New Yorker, amateur artist, sarcastic social worker, professional people watcher, and alliteration addict. Writing about mental health, introversion, social anxiety, and my imagination.

7 thoughts

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s