A young child plays on the floor with cubes of varying size. Grasping two, he pretends they are fighting. Another one says “vroom!” like an automobile, wrecking into the other two cubes as he gestures explosions. “Pshooooooaaaaa!!!” He looks at his mother, then at the neurospecialist, smiling and clapping at his cacophony.
The specialist stares into his notes. The mother peeks over his shoulder.
“Mommy! Mommy, hey! Mommy!” Finally she glances over, but her son seems fine, in no immediate danger, so she awaits the diagnosis.
“I’m sorry Mrs. Carpenter. He shows all the signs. He is NOT autistic at all. We must begin intervention immediately.”
FLASH! It’s Flash Friday, the day when Seeking New Earth authors write short stories up to 1000 words (“flash fiction”) or 110 words (“microfiction”). Both are sure to instigate the imagination and stimulate the synapses. Did you like what you read? Want to explore the story some more? Or maybe you want to try your own hand at some flash fiction? Leave us a comment below!