This was again part of the 100 Word Stories Weekly Challenge
. Voting’s back, so you can vote for it and listen (and read) the rest of the stories over at the 100 Word Stories site
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. The link mentioned in the audio is to this page
; scroll down to see the fiction works (they’re listed in chronological order).
My son puts on a newsboy cap, picks up a newspaper and his voice rings out: “Extra, extra, read all about it!”
I laugh, and he tosses the hat aside. He grabs a cop’s hat and waves a baton. A helmet, and he’s lowcrawling along the floor.
I see the fedora, but I’m not fast enough. Steel eyes gaze from under its brim.
“Couldn’t wait for the inheritance,” my father says through my son.
I stumble backward as my son, wearing my father’s hat and my father’s eyes, raises the knife.
“You never could wait,” he said.
“But I could.”