Going Back


I splash across the muddy trail, without a care about my $20000 Armani suit or my $5000 Berluti shoes. My sons follow me with bewilderment, wondering if a coconut had fallen on their old man’s head.

David, the eldest one, stops me. ‘Pop! My gear is getting ruined. Can’t we like dirt bike or something?’

I look at them, clad in their designer clothes and limited edition trinkets. I remembered my childhood when I used to run barefoot in these neck of the woods, without a worry in the world.

I did become a billionaire. It’s time my kids learnt my story.

Word Count: 100

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff – Fields. Image credit Karen Rawson.Β 

Find other entries to this week’s challenge here.Β 


52 thoughts on “Going Back

    1. It could be anything from a hardworking genius to a psychopathic hit man… the fun of flash fiction. We can imagine it whatever we want it to be. Thanks for the comment, Lisa.

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  1. I imagine he could have taught them the lesson with proper clothing… but he seems to not give a hoot and frankly, in designer shoes, there are sure to be blisters, to keep reminding them…

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    1. Maybe he would have noticed the reality slipping away from his kids’ lifestyle. Better late than never, right? Thanks for the comment, Athling.


    1. I’m not sure if dad wants to teach them that expensive toys can be bought again. Maybe he just wants to dump his spoiled kids in the marshes for a few weeks. πŸ˜€
      Thanks, Iain.

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  2. Dear Varad,

    You left me with lots of questions. What would make him take them into the wilderness without changing to proper clothing? What’s the story he’s going to tell? Good one, sir.



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    1. Dear Rochelle, the fun part about 100 word fiction is even few words can be open to many interpretations. After reading the comments, I see some possibilities which I never even thought of. Thanks for the comment. Cheers, Varad


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