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Hugs and Kisses: #Fiction #FFAW

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It’s a balmy July afternoon. The fever refuses to abate. Ten-year-old Kate has no other choice, but to play Tic-tac-toe, all by herself. After all Mommy is busy finishing her blog post for the day. Lyka and Leah, the furry girls are grabbing their afternoon snooze and Watson, her twin brother is still at school.

Kate seems to enjoy her own company. She is doubling up for Lyka, her Shitzu as she draws the crosses on the white board. Lyka is fast asleep on the couch opposite her. Kate personally prefers the noughts to the crosses. After all hugs are better than kisses.

“Kisses are kind of invasive”, she feels. 

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Just then she lets out a loud chuckle. She has managed to nail the noughts. 

“Lyka, who needs you in person to play tic-tac-toe, when I can hug and kiss myself in the game.”

Mommy smiles wistfully from across the room. “If that isn’t self-love, then what is.”

 

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Total Word Count: 167

 

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Linking this post to Priceless Joy’s, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story or poem in around 100 – 175 words, based on the weekly photo prompt. Thank you Priceless Joy, for this lovely prompt. For more information visit here..

To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit here.

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