"Get Healthy!"

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: The Imaginarium
Written for a prompt at the Imaginarium House. Write a story, maximum of 250 words that includes; 'exercise bike' and 'wax fruit'.

Submitted: February 25, 2019

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Get Healthy!”

Why don’t you just get a bit more...healthy?” That’s what my Mom said when she paid me an unexpected visit. “You are definitely not looking any younger.”

If I’d known she was coming, I’d have thrown out the fast food boxes, recycled the soda bottles, the beer bottles. I’d have made sure I was dressed in more forgiving clothes.

The thing about my Mom is that she likes to ‘surprise’.

Okay, I could do better. I could sip mineral water, eat salads day in, day out. Fruit and vegetables could be filling my shelves, my refrigerator, instead of the things I actually like.

You don’t argue with my Mom. Well, I don’t. ‘I’ll improve. I promise,’ I’d said.

A second hand exercise bike and some wax fruit. A quick snap on my camera and I send her the pic. That should keep her off my back, for awhile at least.


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