Friday, June 19, 2015

Ed Says

Ellen shakes her head. “Grandpa, that’s not the real name of the game. It’s Simon Says.”

“Not this version,” Ed replies to his granddaughter.

“Alright. OK. Let’s just do it,” the youngster reluctantly responds.

Ed smiles and begins. “Ed says scratch your head.” Ellen and Edna immediately scratch their head.

“Ed says blink twice.” Ellen and Edna do it.

“Ed says smile.” Ellen and Edna grin from ear to ear.

“Hug your grandmother.” Ellen gives Edna a big hug.

“I didn’t say Ed says. You lose, young lady.”

Ellen laughs. “No, Grandpa. I won. I got to hug Grandma.”

This 99-word story is my contribution to the June 17 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge to "write a story that involves a children's game or rhyme."