Inspired by the latest prompt for Friday Fictioneers from Rochelle Wysoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple I throw my hat into the ring and offer you my take on the prompt for 3/4/2016.
Batteries Not Required
It was with great alarm that Joan found her two-year old son, Bobby, chewing on a AAA alkaline battery. Snatching the dimpled and dripping form from his chubby little hand she yelled,
“NO! This is not candy!!”
Bobby burst into tears.
Examining him closely she saw no sign of irritation and checking the battery saw no signs of leakage. She immediately started storing them in a tightly sealed jar on the top shelf of the pantry.
She went apoplectic when, at age three, she found him atop the pantry ladder, jar in hand.
The pantry door is now locked.
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