Bread and Butter, by Bruce Arbuckle

He finds his mother in the dark, buttering bread. “What are you doing, Mum?” Smiling, she puts a boney finger to her lips. “Shhhh, you’ll wake the others!” It’s three o’clock in the morning, there’s no-one to wake, but she’s happy. He pulls up a chair. “Let me help”

A 50-word story written by Bruce Arbuckle, inspired by the Freewriters Writing Prompt on Hive, “bread and butter”

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