Tea Party [A 50-Word Story]

The prompt for this week was “ghost”. I wanted to do something other than the obvious so I looked up the different definitions of ghost. One was “a faint trace of something”, and then the suggestion given by the dictionary was “she gave the ghost of a smile.” I borrowed that line and used that as my prompt for the story below. Enjoy!

Tea Party

“Not today, honey.” Brian turned to Abby. “Daddy has to work.”

A tear slid down her cheek. “Okay, Daddy.” She walked away.

Brian sighed. Work could wait. “Abby.”

She looked back.

“How about a tea party?”

She gave the ghost of a smile. “Really?”

He nodded. “Go get your dolls.”

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