Parental Panic



Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner- 2016 Week #41

Parental Panic

Scott’s father returns from work and doesn’t see his son’s swimming flippers or snorkel on the porch. Mira, “did you let Scott go swimming by himself?” It’s midweek, there is no one at the beach. He shouldn’t be down there by himself, a shark was out there last week. I go to work and you let him go alone? I can’t believe it, “you don’t care, he is only your stepson!”

I’m going down there to make sure everything is OK. Scott’s dad gets to the beach, the child is nowhere in sight. He spots his swim flippers near the water, one has blood on it. He goes nuts, ballistic, screaming and yelling as he runs back, to call the rescue squad. He calls 911, soon there are sirens wailing as vehicles pull up to the beach.

I have to get back down there. Pack your bags Mira, your out of here! The neighbor lady, Mrs. Parson calls, Myra, “what’s going on, with all the sirens? “Bob thinks something happened to Scott. Stop crying Myra, “Scott cut his foot, he came here because it was closer, he is just fine.”

Bob cried, while Mira drove away.

Conscience With or Without


Shape Up or Ship Out
Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done.

I am not sure if you’re a personality trait or if you are an evil demon who takes control of peoples bodies and minds. When you take over someone’s life they have absolutely no conscience. They become capable of doing and saying anything. They will steal from their neighbors, their employers, their parents and their grandparents, it does not affect them. Your victims continue doing this until others cut off all ties with them, they then blame those people, or the world because they feel bad about being rejected.

Your victims will lie to anyone, it makes absolutely no difference, they will lie in order to get whatever they are seeking, be it drugs, valuables, money, or property.

You are a conscience demon, you destroy the conscience, leaving a crippled, lonely, broken body, it becomes a shell. How can you be so evil? You have destroyed the conscience of the very young, students, working people in all walks of life and also in families.

You are a demon without feelings or conscience, but I will first appeal to you to cease and desist all of your evil ways. I do this as a way of granting you the choice of mercy. Stop attacking the conscience of people, leave all people alone, quit your demonic trade. If you refuse this offer, I have no other choice than to cast you into the depths of the white-hot, Fires of HELL!
I will do this through the combined and consolidated powers of good, from every good person on this planet earth.