This post is by M. K. Waller.
I heard them talking.
Daddy said, She wants a pogo stick.
Mama said, She has enough presents.
Santa brought a pogo stick.
Daddy smiled. Sturdy.
We went outside.
Mama frowned. Don’t fall.
She’s fine. Daddy lifted me on.
I bounced. The pogo stick didn’t.
Daddy frowned. Spring’s tight. You’re not heavy enough.
Daddy tried. He bounced down the sidewalk.
Mr. Smith came over. Can I try?
Daddy jumped off. Sure.
Mr. Smith bounced down the driveway. This is fun.
Let me try again, Daddy.
Daddy bounced up the driveway.
Mama brought me my doll.
She’s right. I have enough presents.
I wrote this 100-word story for Friday Fictioneers. The photo prompt is a plesiosaurus, but I saw a spring. The PHOTO PROMPT is courtesy of Douglas M. MacIlroy, who holds the copyright.