Come and See This

He had to use the bathroom. Mom and Dad were in the backyard, so I let him in.

I was playing with my Legos. I wanted to show him my pirate ship. I knocked.

“Come and see this,” I said. I tried opening the door but it was like something fell against it.

Mom and Dad came back. I told them the postman was in the bathroom. Dad started taking the doorknob off. Mom called 911. I went back to the tub for the pirate figures. But I couldn’t find them and I was getting frustrated.


Kevin Richard White’s fiction appears in The Hunger, The Molotov Cocktail, Hypertext, decomP, X-R-A-Y and Ghost Parachute among others. He is a Flash Fiction Contributing Editor for Barren Magazine. He lives in Philadelphia.