Writing Challenge: Jan 14, 2018
Prompt: You’re a kid’s imaginary friend. As they grow up, you are fading away.
One day I flickered. I was a light that had been left on for too long. My whole being stuttered for a moment, but then I was fine, as if nothing happened.
Days later, I paused. I was a television, stopped for a bathroom break. I was frozen in time, unable to move, but then I was fine, as if nothing happened.
Weeks later, I vanished. I was an ice-cube dropped I the grass. I was neither here nor there, nowhere at all, but then I was fine as if nothing happened.
It kept happening.
It kept happening more frequently, and for longer periods of time.
I flickered almost daily when he started kindergarten. I paused for hours at a time while he was in class. I vanished for entire weeks when he was playing with friends in the neighborhood.
I didn’t mind much. I was knew this day would come. He was growing up. He was making human friends.
I didn’t mind much. I knew that it had to happen eventually. I did my job. He didn’t need me anymore.
I didn’t mind much. I knew this is what I had been created for. I helped him grow up- it’s his time now. My boy. My child.