FTWT – A Friend for Henry

“Now Henry, are you sure you’re ready for a pet? It’s a pretty big responsibility.”

“Dad, I’m 7. It’s time for me to understand the meaning of responsibility.”

“Oh, okay.” Henry’s dad wasn’t ready for such a sophisticated response. “Well, good thing we’re already here,” he said as the two of them entered Mr. Perry’s Discount Animal Store. The father and his son walked along the wide diversity of animals. From dogs to cats. However, none impressed Henry. He was too cool for a “basic” animal. However, something caught his eye. He ran over to it.

“Dad! Look!” Henry pointed at the chameleon who was clutching a tree branch, its body as green as its surrounding. “I love its eyes! It looks like he’s drunk! Just like grandpa!”

“Hm. How much for it?”

Henry checked the price. “$12! But today is on sale so it’s 75% off!”

“Hm. Hmmmm.” His dad thought for a moment. “Aren’t you sure you don’t want something easier? Like a goldfish or a moose?”

But Henry did not. He was transfixed by the reptile. He had never seen such a specimen before. So, his father acquiesced. He bought his sun the chameleon which Henry named Charlie.

That night, Charlie talked to his new pet. His new pal. “Wow! I can’t believe it! This is so cool!”

“Yes it is…Henry…” A voice came.

“Whoa! Who said that?”

“It is I…Charlie…I am speaking to you telepathically.”

“Wow! Are you my friend!”

“Yes…I am your best friend…”


“Now, I need you to go into your parents’ medicine cabinet and locate your mother’s brain medicine. We are going to go on an adventure.”

Written for this week’s Simply 6 Minutes. Not much of an ending, but my 6 minutes were up before I could continue. Hopefully their adventure turned out nice and safe!

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