Casey is the winner of Vol 3 – 4. She also received an honorable mention in the Year Two Flashversary contest. She’s a faithful #FlashDog; her work appears in their anthology here. Follow her on Twitter and at her blog.
“Hide, Baby, hide real good so I’ll have to search real hard to find you.”
“And then it’ll be my turn to find you, right, Mama?”
Her face droops a little. I think that she likes being the seeker best too when she says, “I expect that’s about right.”
She pats the top of my head and I smell Ivory soap on her skin.
She places her hands over her eyes and begins to count.
I grin and run down the alley, out into the bigger world, her numbers growing larger and fainter.
This is the biggest game of hide and seek I’ve ever played and I can feel my stomach dance as I run through all my choices of hiding spots.
I find a spot that hides my body but lets me peek out so I can watch Mama’s face when she’s stumped over where I am. I’ll giggle to see her searching so hard.
Now I wait.