NaPoWriMo Day 13


Today’s prompt is to up-end the words or meaning of a familiar phrase.



Getting your ducks…
by ARHuelsenbeck

From the kitchen doorway I watched
as my three-year-old son
balanced on a chair pulled over to the​ sink,
squirted dish detergent into the water.
Grabbing a washcloth​,
he scrubbed his Tonka truck,
then lovingly polished it with a towel.
Finally, he took a discarded ribbon
from my sewing room,
and tied it round his toy.
When he noticed me, I asked,
Watcha doin’? He answered,
Getting my truck all shined up in a bow.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

3 responses »

    • I’m not sure–the scene came to me almost like a memory, but the son in question is nearly 36 years old now, and I don’t know if it actually happened, but it feels like it could have…

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