Annessa is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In the case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.) Without further ado, here’s the winning story:
Mom and Sarah had gone to the store. They were going to surprise me with something new. When they
arrived there was an advertisement for Clothes with Shoes. Mom texted me with a picture, she said,
“ This store is different and weird. They have clothes with shoes attached like they were some sort of Barbie clothes with Velcro that kept it all together.”
I was so confused so I texted back,
“Clothes with shoes?”
“Yeah weird, I know.”
An hour or so later Mom and Sarah were back. Mom had gotten me the clothes with shoes. When I put them on, I felt like they were all the same size. So I set them outside and put in stones to stretch out the jeans. The shirt and shoes fit though.
The next day when I got outside I realized my plan worked. But when I put them on they were too big! When I realized that it was going to rain tonight and Mom had always put clothes out in the rain to shrink a little.
We hadn’t had a Washer or Dryer since they were so expensive and we lived in the country so mom thought we should just wash our clothes like people did back in the day.
“ Mom! Can you help me set the clothes out to shrink?” I asked
“ Sure, thing?” Mom said.
We got all of it arranged and the next day I dried them and they fit perfectly.