Flash Fiction Friday – On Tuesday – The Pink Monkey

I’m a grown woman, a corporate executive—with a pink monkey in her office.  He hangs there from one arm, attached to my cubicle wall with a Velcro hand.  He stares at me with those goofy eyes.  He warms me inside.

Toys at work?  How unprofessional.

I smile.  It’s not just a toy.  It never really was a toy to me at all.  There is a heart embroidered on his belly, and he’s pink.  My favorite color.

My son won a prize at school.  “Pick anything you want.”

He saw that pink monkey, with a heart on its chest.
His mother’s favorite color.

He could have taken an airplane.  He could have taken a super ball.  But he picked up the pink monkey, and bought it home.

He gave it to me… for no reason.

“I love you Mommy.”

“I love you too, Baby.”

No, it’s not a toy.

The monkey stays.

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6 responses to “Flash Fiction Friday – On Tuesday – The Pink Monkey

  1. Nice, I used to have a hand painted bi-plane that sat atop my computer screen. He was in grade one I think. I still have it somewhere, but don’t tell the Bossman (son) he might get embarrassed.

  2. Awesome, Jennifer!! :)

  3. Nice I love the sentiment!

  4. writerwendyreid

    That was beautiful. I bet I would like it too…I love monkeys AND the color pink! My son gave me a peach colored heart, with gold piping around it. It says, “My mother, My friend” It hangs in my kitchen where I can see it everyday. :-)

  5. When I worked in the corporate world, I had several of these special little trinkets in my office – a purple elephant, a super ball, a Ty baby fish. They were reminders every day of why I worked so hard. Now, the good Lord has blessed me and allowed me to have have time with my family instead of work. I’ll cherish every minute I can get.