As promised on my twitter, here is the new drabble. I am now paranoid that I talked it up too much with the “drabble you won’t want to miss.” Maybe it is miss-able but its themes have been heavy on my mind.

Does it remind you of a certain song?

Let me know in the comments if it worked/didn’t work for you.

And stay tuned, I’ll soon be posting an analysis of a short story I love.

“Mama!” Matty’s always tugging on her tired skirt for attention. 

Gail slips on the little yellow VR headset over Matty’s disappointed eyes. “Mama’s here,” she says, and flicks the power switch on. She just needs a minute’s peace. 

An hour’s passed before she notices Matty’s mouth open in a silent scream.

Guilt-ridden, Gail shuts off the VR. It releases Matty’s wails to the room. 

He doesn’t let her near, hate and fear in his eyes. 

She doesn’t want to think about what he’s seen because she forgot to adjust the viewer settings. 

“Mama’s here,” she says, a minute too late.