The ugly war of words erupted again between him and her, stabbing each other’s hearts mercilessly with every word uttered, tormenting the mind of their eight-year-old son.

The little boy retraced his steps back to his room, with a heavy heart, slammed the door on the nasty fight, though the howls, cries, and expletives seeped through the slit in the door, making his little soul cringe.

Pulling out his Lego blocks tray, with shaky hands he started building a house of a distant dream, piece by piece, that looked happy and he longed it would be his someday, one day…


Photo by Nathan Dumlao via Unsplash
Linking this photo prompt post to Three Lines Tale Week 225 by Sonya
Categories: Flash Fiction

15 Comments

Nitya Neelakantan · May 22, 2020 at 10:55 am

All heart for the little child. Many of us have been in this situation and may our children never have to go through this themselves.

    Anagha Yatin · May 22, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Difficult childhood for some, unfortunately. Thanks Nitya for visiting.

Aashi D Parekh · May 22, 2020 at 11:48 am

Oh this is touching! Well penned!

    Anagha Yatin · May 22, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks Aashi

Rhen Laird · May 22, 2020 at 12:21 pm

Oh yes…sad, yet lovely…and all too common.

    Anagha Yatin · May 22, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Wish children of the world dont have to witness it, somehow. Thanks Rhen.

      Rhen Laird · May 22, 2020 at 5:14 pm

      Yes, we’d love to protect them from all unhappiness.

Simon · May 22, 2020 at 12:23 pm

Well written Anagha! I’m on way writing this post 😉

    Anagha Yatin · May 22, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks Simon. Look forward to your take.

Sangita · May 22, 2020 at 12:33 pm

Very touching ,described emotions of a small child so well Anagha..

    Anagha Yatin · May 22, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Thank you so much, Sangita for visiting and appreciating.

Balaka · May 22, 2020 at 3:28 pm

I feel bad for the little boy. May he find his dream home.

    Anagha Yatin · May 22, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Amen for all such children, Balaka. Thanks for visiting.

Parul Thakur · May 29, 2020 at 7:26 pm

oh no! i feel sad for the little boy. Thoughtfully written, Anagha!

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