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Arthur’s Morning – Flash Fiction

Previously published on ongoingboy (my blog)

Photo by Chris Leipelt on Unsplash

Ahhh… It’s morning. The sun is still on the horizon. Peter is fully awake already. I bet Peter’s just finished washing his body. I can smell his soap. I think today is the day when he will leave me with a lot of leaves in his bag. I wonder why he brings a lot of leaves.

“Let’s wait for a minute until Peter came out.” I yawned.

“Since when you can talk?” I jumped while Toddy pointed his fluffy finger at me.

“Ummm… Ummm… I think the issue is with you. You’ve not even supposed to be alive. How can you talk to me? We’ve been months together and I do not hear a single word.” I raised my eyebrows and tilted my head.

“You never heard me talking? I usually talked to Keroppi over there.” Keroppi didn’t respond. “Surely you never watch Ted.” Toddy continued and crossed his arms.

“Well, I never heard one.” I shook my head.

“What are you talking about. It’s a family movie.”

“Peter never brings me to watch movies.” I laid down on the floor.

“Sorry about that,” Peter said casually.

“Wait, you’re not barking?” My ears up.

“What?! You’re the four-legged. You’re the one who barks.” Peter doubted me.

“You bark Pete.” Toddy agreed with me. “Oh, hi mom.” Toddy waved to mom.

Mom suddenly fell seeing the three of us talking to each other, I think that’s what you called ‘pass out’.

“Let’s solve ‘Teddy bear, a dog, and a human talking to each other’ issue later, yeah? I need to wake my mom first.” Peter carried his mom back to her room then wake his father.