The Elephant in the Room

©Susan Eames

The doctors were amazed at the damage caused to her foot by simply dropping the iron on it, but Sadie still didn’t mention the elephant in the room. Bemused, they’d tested her synapses and brain functions extensively, as this was the third time Sadie had dropped the iron in three months.

She didn’t like lying, especially to authority, but she didn’t want them taking Ella away. Ella was clumsy but it wasn’t her fault, she was still young and a living room in a terraced house can be an extremely small space if you have big feet you’re still growing into.

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.

57 thoughts on “The Elephant in the Room

  1. “Why would she have an elephant in an apartment?” said the practical one.

    “Because she can,” responded the pragmatic one.

    “Sounds like a lot of fun,” said the rascal.

    “Well, it makes for a good story!” said they all.

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