Friday, June 26, 2009

The better father

Jack is mowing his lawn, just like any ordinary Saturday morning. It's his weekend routine, part of his life so to speak.

While mowing, he can't help but notice his next door neighbor Wilfred, happily playing ball with his daughter Jeanna and wife Liza.

When the girls, daughter Jeanna and wife Liza, went inside the house to drink, Jack leaned over the fence and called on his neighbor Wilfred.

"What's up, buddy?" Wilfred said, "finished with the mowing already?"

"You know what? I think I'm beginning to hate you?" replied Jack, with a grin on his face.

"Why is that?" asked his neighbor.

"Here I am, working my butt off in mowing the lawn. I don't even have time to have a leisurely breakfast with my family. Yet, look at my backyard - it's a mess!" said Jack.

He continued, "And there you are playing ball with your family. I haven't seen you touch your garden, and look how beautiful it is. My wife always nag me to make our garden as beautiful as yours, what's your secret?"

Wilfred said, "It's no secret buddy. I owe it all to Austin Landscape Design. They did the landscaping and maintaining of the garden, so I can take my time taking care of my family. You should too, buddy. Give them a call at 512-782-9435 so you can free yourself from the lawn."

"But isn't it expensive?" asked Jack.

"Nah! It's reasonable, buddy. Besides, is the time you are allowed to spend time with your family isn't worth every penny? Try them buddy! You can thank me later," said Wilfred.

Just then, his wife and daughter came out and they continued playing with the ball, while Jack went back to mowing the lawn.


Jena Isle said...

he he he, very ingenious Roy, saludo ako...Flash fiction Jan should read

Roy said...


would he? :)

zorlone said...

It's like a commercial hehehe. Nicely done Roy! made me want to call (512) 782-9435. Oh wait, I don't have a lawn yet. Gotta have one soon.

Hold on, I still don't have a family. hmmm...

I'll start with a girlfriend first, what do you think?


Roy said...


you should have read what I have written in the Engagement Rings in The Struggling Blogger, Z hehe..


Lucrecio Emerito said...

Good one, Roy. This shows that it does not have to be boring and templatey. This is creative writing.

Roy said...

and it's actually easier Luke