Catch That Fly

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Children Stories  |  House: Booksie Classic


 

It was a warm afternoon in Cedar Hill, North Carolina. The time was 4:30 pm. 10-year old Jeremiah and his older brother 11-year old Roman were playing outside in their parent's yard. They were playing hide and go seek. In the back of their minds, they were excited for dinner time. It was getting close. They could smell the meat their mom Monica was cooking from afar.

''Um, that meat smells good, it sure does J. I'm getting hungry. Come on J, hang in there a little longer, the food will be done soon. It's your turn to count.'' Jeremiah stood in front of a tall white oak tree and begin counting. ''1,2,3''. Roman begin hiding and laughing. He tried to find a really good spot where his younger brother couldn't find him.

''4,5,6''. Roman believes he found just the place where his brother wouldn't find him. He hid behind the tree in front of his parent's old house. ''He'll never find me here''. Roman laughs silently. ''8,9,10, ready or not, I'm coming for you''. Jeremiah begins looking for Roman. He looks behind the tree he was counting in front of.

''He's not there. Where could Rome be?''. Jeremiah looked on the right side of the house. No luck in finding Roman yet. He headed towards the tree in front of the house where Roman was hiding behind. Roman was getting nervous, Jeremiah was real close on his trial. Before Jeremiah looked behind the tree, he heard Monica say these words.

''Boys, it's dinner time! Be right there mom!''. Jeremiah headed towards the house. He felt a tap on his head. Tap! It was Roman behind him. ''There you are Rome, yep, you almost had me. I did have you if mom didn't tell us dinner was ready. I'm so glad though. I'm ready to eat. Me too J, me too''. Both boys enter the house and were in the kitchen.

Their mom Monica had cooked Pork Chops, Macaroni and Cheese, Stuffing, and Mixed Vegetables. Their dad Ed had already made a chocolate cake an hour ago. He was still in the living room watching an NBA between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trailblazers. ''Babe dinner, alright alright, I'll be right there. Darn it, he missed the shot.''

Ed made his way to the kitchen to unite with his wife and their two sons. Ed looked at the food and was pleased to see the good food all over the table. ''I gotta say, dear, this food looks wonderful''. Monica smiled. She was happy that her efforts were appreciated. ''Alright everyone let's eat''! Before they started, they all heard a buzzing sound.

Ed really noticed the sound. He then saw what was a fly going close to the sink. ''Is that a fly? Oh no. Cover the food! All of it! Nobody eats till that fly is caught! Really Ed? Really really''. Monica rolled her eyes at her husband's dramatics. ''Alright boys, let's find this fly so your dad can eat in peace. Darn right.''

Roman and Jeremiah looked in the living room to see if they could kill the fly. Roman headed into the dining room to see if he saw it in there. The fly came out of nowhere at him. He tried hitting it with his shoe. He almost had it. The fly was too fast to catch. It headed in the living room. Jeremiah saw it going around in circles.

He tried to creep up on it with one of his jackets. Jeremiah waited until he felt he had a good moment to strike. The fly was making his way towards him. Jeremiah was excited, he thought he had a shot to end the chase. The fly was in the face range. Jeremiah swings his jacket at it. Pow! Or so he thought. He knocked off some candy on top of their television.

The fly got away again. Jeremiah couldn't believe it. ''I had it, how did it escape my shot?'' He thought. The fly headed back to the kitchen area. Ed tried hitting it with both of his hands. He missed the fly. He was furious. The fly was flying away smiling at the attempts to take it down. And then flash! It started to lose consciousness, and begin to fall to the floor.

All it saw was black till life came out of it. Monica still was in her swing mode after she hit it. Jeremiah and Roman made their way back into the kitchen. Ed was thrilled that his wife got the fly. Jeremiah and Roman were glad that the fly was gone so they could eat now.

''You're the best babe''. Ed kisses Monica on her left cheek. ''Yeah sure''. Monica starts to smile. ''Alright boys, let's get those plates and start eating! Yes sir''. They both say with glee.

 
 
 


Submitted: October 27, 2020

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