This is my first attempt at Flash Fiction being written in a continuous Chain.
This Flash Fiction, titled, Toy Soliders, is being written by a motley of some fabulous writers. These are the writers that are contributing to this story:
Part 1: Written by Abirami
Part 2: Written by Sona
Part 3: Written by Yinglan with “Hidden Stars Fiction”
Part 4: Dr. K.O.
Part 5: Austin
Part 6: Phaena
Part 7: “Itchy Quill”
Part 8: Priceless Joy with “Beautiful Words.”
Our galant host is Jithin with “PhoTraBlogger”.
Part 1by Abirami
Part 2 by Sona
Part 3 by Yinglan
Part 4 by Dr. KO
Part 5 by Austin
The Story Characters are as follows:
Protagonist: Rick: No so ordinary boy, 10 years old
Jenna: Social Services employee
Jack: Jenna’s Boss (introduction into this scene).
Mrs. Montgomery: Foster Mother to 13 children and her only child, a son.
Jake: Mrs. Montgomery’s only child, a son.
Sun (Sunne): “The” Monkey
*** Elaborated Characters ***
Mesa (boy) 14 years old; Toro (boy) 12 years old; Wheeze (boy) 8ish years old.
Danus (boy) 11 years old; Makaya & Kumba (boys and twins) 7 years old.
Moses (boy) 6 years old.
Table 3: Marilyn (girl) 11 years old; Britney (girl) 8 years old; Kanya (girl) 6 years old.
The Tiny Toy Soldier Part 8 Fiction Chain #5
From part 7:
The phone answered with a click. It was a man’s voice on the other end.
“Jack, it’s happening.”
“Where are the kids?”
“I don’t know. They aren’t here. No one is here. And, there is a half eaten banana on the floor.”
“The kids could have left that there.”
“No. I don’t think so. The place is a complete mess. They all had a food fight. You know as well as I do what that means.”
“I’ll be there in fifteen minutes. Don’t leave. You need to be there if someone comes home.”
Just as the phone clicked, Jenna heard the sound of the door knob turning. The place was thick with dread and fear. When the door squeaked open, Jenna about jumped out of her shoes.
As the door opened, there stood Mrs. Montgomery,
“Oh my Dear God. What has happened here?” She dropped her bag of groceries on the floor and covered her mouth with her hand in stunned silence.
“Mrs. Montgomery, where have you been? I went to the Post Office looking for you? How could you just leave the kids like this?”
“I…I’m..I’m sorry. I didn’t want to tell you that our power got shut off. I went to the church to get a payday loan to tide us over until my next check comes in. I… I just didn’t have the heart to tell the children that was where I was going. Please tell me. What is going on here?”
“Mrs. Montgomery, I don’t have time to tell you right now. I need to go find those children right now. It is very important. Jack is on his way here. Please keep him here until I get back.”
“I’ll make a pot of coffee and start cleaning this mess up. Oh Jen, I just don’t understand… her voice trailing off.
“Mrs. Montgomery, it’s that monkey again and at this point that is all we know. I don’t have time to explain right now. You just have to trust me.
“Jenna, please be careful and please bring me my babies back safe and sound.”
Those words had barely left Mrs. Montgomery’s mouth before Jenna ran out the door and headed for the jungle……
Part 8: Beautiful Words