Moral Mondays : Faith and Mickey, the sun and a seagull

Child's crayon drawing

Image: Pixabay

Faith pushes her forefinger into the tights, so the tip is enveloped in stretchy cloth. She spits ‒ soaking the fabric ‒ and starts to scrub.

Mickey stirs. From the smell she knows he’s wet the bed, but she leaves him – he’ll get up when it’s cold and stings. She doesn’t want to strip the sheets just yet. She wants to make the picture.

Then Mickey is beside her, the strong wee smell making her eyelids flutter.

‘Wet,’ he says, snot swelling from his nose.

‘I know,’ she says. ‘Look.’

The picture’s finished, drawn into the black mould on the bedroom wall – Faith and Mickey, the sun and a seagull.


Written for Nortina’s Moral Mondays. See the moral – this week, There’s No Place Like Home – and write a story in 100 words. See here for Ts and Cs.


9 thoughts on “Moral Mondays : Faith and Mickey, the sun and a seagull

      1. Oh good for you!
        I’ve been unusually productive of late… my muse has returned! (But it’s on the naughty blog so you probably wouldn’t see it!)
        I must get back into Moral Monday etc now too. I’m caught up writing filth and dark stuff mostly.

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      2. Haha! Filth and dark stuff? Sounds like a good night in. Glad your dirty muse has returned – good for you too. Maybe it’s the promise of Spring sending our creative saps rising 🙂

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