Prompt: Elaborate | Word Count: 120 words exactly | Genre: flash fiction

April 13, 2020

He could barely see over the counter, but he stood on tiptoe, “Excuse me, I’d like to pick up some masks.”

“Could you please elaborate. We have many kinds of masks here, some of them quite elaborate.”

“I called this morning and you said you had doctor’s masks. So, I’d like 25 masks, please.”

Marilyn looked over the counter at the young boy. He couldn’t be more than ten years old. “Is your Mom with you, honey?”

“No Ma’am. She’s a doctor and she says she can’t come home because there aren’t enough masks. That’s why I called.”

Marilyn sighed, this would break her heart. “Honey we’re a costume store. We don’t sell the kind of masks your Mom needs.”

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