He knew what the word meant, it was on his vocabulary list. He looked it up in his big blue dictionary so he could write out the definition. Mom agreed that his older sister was wrong when she argued that it didn’t mean what he said it did.
Mom said that Sister must believe it really meant ‘insomnia.’ He didn’t know what that word was, he couldn’t even say it right.
Sister’s friends piled on her canopy bed, giggling and squealing long after bedtime. Mom let him escape the noise in her room.
A slumber party sure wasn’t about sleeping.
The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt created by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme is ‘Slumber.’