Return of the Prodigal


PHOTO PROMPT © Priya Bajpal

“I think that all of the talk of the disruption Jerry would cause if he came home is a tempest-in-a-teapot.  We should welcome our son with open arms.”

Mother shook her head.  “I don’t know.”

“Tempest-in-a-teapot?” Em asked.

“It’s just an expression, dear.”

The little girl contemplated her father a moment then left.

“Where’s she off to now?”

Father shrugged.

Ten minutes later Em returned with a Mason jar full of confetti and a festive noise maker sticking through a hole in the top.

“What’s that?”

“Not a tempest-in-a-teapot, I want a party in jar for my brother!”


Word count = 98 (cheating ;) )

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo ©Priya Bajpal.  Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

72 thoughts on “Return of the Prodigal

  1. gahlearner

    Em is such a sweet girl and Jerry is a lucky brother. I bet his little sister will protect him like a lioness in the future. A lovely, heart-warming tale.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

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