rise and shine, it’s breakfast time

“Mommy, wake up!”

Heather fluttered her eyes against the darkness of the room, then squeezed them tightly shut and groaned.  It was much too early.  “Go back to sleep, darling.”


Small hands pressed firmly against the exposed flesh of her cheek.  She tried to ignore it, but they were insistent.  Heather refused to open her eyes.  She nestled deeper into her blankets, shying away from her child’s touch.  “Katy,” her words were spoken from that half-sleep realm when the mind can function but the body doesn’t want to play nice, “it’s too early to be up, sweetheart.  Go back to bed.”

“The man in the radio said I should come and get you.”

Yawning, “Tell him it’s too early too, then shut off the radio and get a little more sleep for Momma.  Can you do that?”

Heather felt Katy’s hands leave her face, and heard the tiny footsteps receding away.  Sleep rushed back to claim her, “Silly little girl and her vivid …”  She was out before she could finish her thought.

Katy sheepishly approached the radio in the living room.  It had been her grandparents and was considered an antique.  She didn’t understand that word, she just knew her parents used it whenever she asked if she could play with it.  “Mommy says its too early and I should shut you off and go back to bed.”

“Oh, don’t do that.  If you go back to bed, who shall I play with?”

A tiny door slid open and the miniature man stepped forward to wink at Katy.  She smiled and held her hand out to him.  He gracefully stepped onto her waiting palm, “Now let’s go see what kind of breakfast we can throw together in the kitchen.  How does that sound?”

Katy beamed and nodded in agreement.  Holding her new friend carefully she tip-toed into the kitchen.  She had visions of pancakes drenched in syrup dancing in her head and could barely contain her excitement.

“We just need to be quiet so we don’t wake your mother.  Set me down on the counter, and then open the fridge so I can see what we have to work with.”


Word Count: 362

Where would I be without the silly wonderful Inspiration Monday writing prompts:


The Rules

There are none. Read the prompts, get inspired, write something. No word count minimum or maximum. You don’t have to include the exact prompt in your piece, and you can interpret the prompt(s) any way you like.


No really; I need rules!

Okay; write 200-500 words on the prompt of your choice. You may either use the prompt as the title of your piece or work it into the body of your piece. You must complete it before 6 pm CST on the Monday following this post.

The Prompts:


29 thoughts on “rise and shine, it’s breakfast time

    • Thank you. Yeah, I’m still not sure if I was going for cute or creepy. I certainly didn’t think the man in the radio was going to be a good buy at first. But, breakfast… breakfast is always a good thing, right?

And, begin:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s