The Prompt from: The Daily Prompt 2016 by J. C. Cauthon
Use the following items to create a scene:
a Gameboy, a basketball, and a pasta strainer
A Brother’s Blessing by Sojourner McConnell
Conrad, sitting with his feet curled up under him at the kitchen table, appeared to be completely focused on the Gameboy propped in his lap. His little brother, Cole sitting directly across the table from him was idly spinning the basketball on one finger.
“Mom, look! I can do it!”
The boy’s mom was leaning against the sink with a pasta strainer in her hand waiting for the last of the water seep out from the spaghetti noodles. “Just a minute, Cole. This is hot!”
“He isn’t supposed to play basketball in the house, is he?” Conrad doesn’t bother looking up from his game, as he makes his announcement.
“Are you going to let him play ball in the house, Mom?” Conrad speaks loudly over the beeping and whirring of the game.
“I am not playing ball in the house, I am just spinning it for Mom, right Mom?”
“No fighting boy’s. Both of you stop playing and set the table. No more arguing.”
Both boys grumble as they drop their toys and began gathering up plates, forks and spoons.
“I’ll call Dad. Boy are you going to get it when he finds out you were playing ball in the house.” Conrad mumbles as he passes Cole.
“Mom, Conrad’s trying to get me in trouble. Tell him to stop!”
“Everyone stop the arguing it is dinner time!”
As Mom carries the spaghetti over to the table she asks, “Who wants to say the blessing?”
“Can I pray that his Game boy breaks?”
“No!” Mom and Dad answer in unison.
“Then not me!” Declared Cole.