Friday Fictioneers — Silk Butt

img_0418A terrifying scream came from the kitchen. Ralph ran to see what the problem was and saw his daughter cowering in a corner.

“Becky, what’s wrong?”

Becky pointed to the pendant light fixtures over the kitchen’s island.

“It’s just a spiderweb, Sweetie,” he told her.

“I hate spiders!” she said.

“You know,” Ralph said reassuringly, “spiders are marvelous engineers, just like me. Look how beautiful the web that the spider built is.”

“But you, Daddy, don’t have eight eyes and eight legs.”

“And I can’t shoot silk out of my butt like that spider can,” he said.

They both laughed.

(100 words)


Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

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19 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Silk Butt

    • Fandango January 12, 2018 / 9:43 am

      Sounds like a good plot line for the next Spider-Man movie. “Spider-Butt.”

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  1. Sight11 January 12, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    I wonder if you’re like Ralph. It must be a blast for your kids to hang out with you.

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  2. pennygadd51 January 12, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    Clever Ralph, using humour to help his daughter lose her fear of spiders!

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  3. Dan Bohn January 14, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    – And I can’t shoot silk out of my butt like that spider can,” – Some dad’s just know the right thing to say. Great job.

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