Nate loved to sit next to his father on the dock and watch the ships come in.  It was a beautiful day.  The air was cool and fresh.  The sky bright and blue.  He laughed as a swift breeze blew his jacket open.

“I wonder where that one is going?”

“Maybe Singapore.  Or Hong Kong.”  His dad answered with a sly smile.

“Or Japan.”

Nate wanted to go to Asia one day.  When he was all grown up.  He was going to explore the entire world with his dad at his side.  They would have lots of money and stay in the best hotels and eat at the finest restaurants.

A passerby slipped a crumpled bill into his father’s hand.  His father tipped his hat to the stranger and smiled.

“Time for breakfast!”  They rose from the bench and walked to the small coffee-shop across the street.  The owner always gave Nate a sweet roll as a treat.  He slipped his hand into his father’s.  It was going to be a good day.

For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers!

23 thoughts on “Asia

  1. I love this! I love your take to the prompt. It is such a sweet story! And I love the twist towards the end that they are panhandlers. Wonderful story! Thank you for your participation.

  2. Very cute! I hope the little boy gets to live his dream with his father and they don’t have to worry so much about money. Well written.

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