The lab took Daddy away in a burst of flames.
It was an accident, Mommy told everyone.
Old chemist tinkering with new ideas, resulting in bad chemicals colliding…
But the sadness in her eyes did not fool Sophie.
Sophie was down there, too. She saw everything through a slit in a forgotten closet.
The old chemist was Daddy. The new idea, his assistant. And the bad chemicals were them and Mommy colliding in a burst of tempers, betrayal and threats of death.
Sophie had never left Mommy’s side.
She hated Mommy for leaving her there.
Mommy didn’t even feel sorry.
*Inspired by the prompt 10,000 spoons from The Daily Post.