The little boy lay on the couch. His sweet, little face was flushed red with fever and his breathing was laboured. The doctor said it the flu virus. There was nothing the doctor could do for the little boy that the mother was not already doing. She had used his nose spray, nebulised him and given him cough mixture and his asthma medication. The virus would have to burn itself out. The mother felt very sad that the little boy was so sick again. He hadn’t had the flu vaccination because he hadn’t been well enough during the window period to have it done. Now he lay there, coughing and coughing. There would be no pancakes or French toast for breakfast on Sunday as he would not be well enough to make them. The mother looked out of the window. It was twilight and the temperatures were dropping. The view looked how she felt; dark and cold.
This piece of flash fiction was written for Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt. If you would like to join in the fun, click on this link: https://scvincent.com/2017/06/15/thursday-photo-prompt-twilight-writephoto/
Robbie and Michael Cheadle are the co-authors of the Sir Chocolate Book series and Robbie Cheadle is the author of Silly Willy goes to Cape Town (coming soon)