Short Fiction #24 Washing Machine
â€œWashing machines should not make that noise,â€ said Peter as he finished making his coffee.
â€œThen find out whatâ€™s happened,â€ muttered Jody, engrossed in the latest romance novel.
Peter shrugged, took a sip of his coffee and casually strolled to the laundry. He looked at the machine. The noise came again; muted screeching like some wild, watery demon trying to escape.
Peter pressed the â€œOFFâ€ button, lifted the lid and stared in. At once he saw the problem and scooped up a squirming blob. He carried the dripping object and plonked it in Jodyâ€™s lap.
â€œKitty doesnâ€™t like being agitated,â€™ he commented.
All rights reserved. Copyright 2006 Trevor W. Hampel.
This short story was first published in Freexpression magazine in June 1999.
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