(A flash fiction piece prompted by Carrot Ranch, the theme of this one is the three word phrase I Got Life, which has to appear somewhere in the story. Link to the prompt is below.)
Father ran out of the closet holding a board game. “Hey, look what I got. Life!”
“Another old people’s game?” son moped.
“Yeah, those those things are so passé,” daughter dismissed.
“It’s a classic!” father insisted.
“The kids these days just aren’t into board games,” mother said.
“But they’re so much fun!” father pleaded.
“We’ve already played a ton of board games because of this sucky quarantine!” son complained.
“We’re bored of board games,” daughter said.
“Then how about more stories of my high school glory days,” father said dreamily, “back when I-”
“Please! No more! We’ll play Life.”
©2020 Robert Kirkendall