Meet Your Uncles

Look kid. Daddy’s never coming back, okay? He joined the circus or something. Now if you don’t mind, “Top Chef” is on.

I know you miss Daddy, Sweetie, but save the tears for Dr. Carter. I’m not very good with the emotional stuff.

I do want to spend time with you, darling. It’s just that mommy needs time with her boyfriends, too.

The baby sitter’s name? Tiffany? Emily? Ashley? Does it matter?

© 2010 Tina Barry


7 thoughts on “Meet Your Uncles

  1. This was a bullseye. Just enough meat to flesh out and imagine the entire scenario, right down to the dirty dishes still in the sink. Smiled all the way through. Thanks

  2. Tina Barry says:

    Thanks so much, Derek. I’m glad you enjoyed “Meet Your Uncles.”And you’re right about the dirty dishes. They’re piled high in this mom’s kitchen.

  3. jessiecarty says:

    i think i might be related to some of these people 😉

  4. Tina Barry says:

    Sorry to hear that, Jessie. Thanks for commenting.

  5. Dan Rako says:

    Poor Dr. Carter! 50 minutes a week of “I miss Daddy…”

    Really strong work.

  6. Tina Barry says:

    Thanks for reading and commenting, Dan. I wouldn’t want to be Dr. Carter either.

  7. Ramon says:

    Nice work, Tina. “. . . joined the circus or something.”, brought forth a giggle. Very clever format; using dialog as narration.

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