Microfiction by Alex McCusker

The Son

“Mom, get out of my room now!” The mother just wanted to check in on her son. She becomes sad because she doesn’t want to lose her son to video games. She wants to live a happy life. All the son does all day is sit in his room and play video games. No social interaction. Never goes outside. Doesn’t even come out to get his dinner. Only eats in his room. The mother only comes into the room a total of 2 minutes a day. She really cares about him, but he doesn’t care about her.

At Sea

It’s getting dark. I’m stuck on a raft. I can’t see anything but the ocean. No land close at all. I’m starting to get hungry. I need food. I don’t know how I’m going to get food though. I see a light in the distance. I think it’s a boat. “Help!” They can’t hear me. I start to wonder if I’m ever going to get saved. I start to get scared. I don’t think I’m ever going to make it out alive. I just want to see my family. I miss them so much.


It’s Christmas morning. My favorite time of the year. It’s nice and warm inside my house. I walk out to my living room and see stacks of presents. I get so excited. “I can’t wait to open these”. I start to hear a door open. I sprint back to my room quietly. I don’t want to be seen out here. I hurry and get in my bed to act like I’m sleeping. I hope no one walks in. I hear my door open slightly. I close my eyes fast. I fell asleep on accident.

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