Sunday, August 9, 2015

Today's #flashfiction Keaton's Dominoes

 “Don't put all your eggs in one basket.”
Humpty Dumpty* #quote

Perhaps the best person to ask what the meaning of life is would be a zombie. They would certainly have an informed perspective on the matter. Anyway onto the flash fiction!

Keaton's Dominoes

         Mr. Keaton spent his time at the end of each day building shelves and ramps and placing dominoes on top of them. He filled his whole house with dominoes and the shelves filled parts of his house just to give more room for dominoes. He continued to age and his hands showed his veins more and more clearly as his body wore down. But the old hands would take a few hours at the end of each day to lay down a few more dominoes in the massive chain he was setting up. His family asked him, “When are you going to knock them down?” And he always smiled and said, “You'll know when.”
          Time went on and his house grew more crowded with the huge, sacred chain of dominoes. Eventually Keaton passed on and his family read the will where the old man made his declaration on the fate of the dominoes.
        I set my dominoes down each day thinking of all the wonderful things that happened. Each one a happy thought about what went on in my life. I never intended to knock it down in my lifetime. They are there for you. Knock the dominoes down and as you hear each one know that you're hearing the echoes of the happy times I've spent with you.

       Many family members gathered to see the dominoes fall, ones that hadn't see each other for years and were only linked by old Mr. Keaton. The dominoes fell and made a massive, thunderous racket while happy memories flooded them all.

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