This (very) short story is my first entry to the 100 word challenge. I promise it has less than 100 words.
The prompt is
..but where did the noise come from…
“NOBODY. LEAVE. THIS-TABLE.”
Each pupil was suddenly glued to the dinner in front of it. I couldn’t tell which child of mine was the perpetrator, and anarchic smiles from lowered heads made it clear that no sibling was prepared to throw a fellow disputant of the dad regime under the bus.
It had been the loudest fart, I’m sure, ever heard in this galaxy. Even worse – it bookended my big speech on manners.
“I’m going to ask nicely one time…”
I waited for an echo of the gaseous grumble to recede before continuing.
“Where did the noise come from?”