Big Happy Face


“Are you laughing at me,” I asked my four year old when I heard him laughing loudly at the local florist. He shook his head and said, “No, I am laughing with them,” he pointed at no one in particular.

I looked around. There were all kinds of beautiful flowers. We were the only customer at that little shop in the outskirts of the city. He continued laughing and made faces. I asked him to stop acting funny. He explained, “Mumma, just look at those two big happy faces. They are sticking their tongues out.”

I was horrified but then I looked closely and saw what he was seeing. The cute orchids appeared to be sticking their tongues out. I laughed.

Both of us had seen the same thing, only his perspective was happier.

This story is a part of Mondays Finish the Story by Barbara Beacham. This is a flash fiction challenge where a new photo and the opening sentence is provided. The challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words. Click here to take up the challenge:

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