E/O Drabble Challenge

Challenge word: fort

Length: 100 words

Weechester. Sam is 3. Dean is 7. John was out doing research and was gone longer than he meant to be.


"Dean?"

Inside the motel room, John found a massive configuration of blankets, pillows, and...was that a mattress?

Dean emerged from behind a woolly wall.

"You want to explain?" asked John.

"You were gone a long time. Sam got scared."

John felt the familiar twinge of guilt. "So, you decided to…..?"

Dean shrugged. "Build a fort. Keep him busy."

John noticed something on the floor. "You poured a salt line for it?"

Dean smiled proudly. "Yes, sir."

"Where's Sammy?"

Sam came running, hugging John around the knees. "Daddy! Come play with us!"

John laughed. Sleep could wait a little longer.


A/N: I've not written a drabble in 3 years. Haven't really written too much of anything. Things happened. That's life. Some of you have continued to encourage me to write. I hope to do more of that this year than I have in the past three. This drabble is the first step in that process.

Thanks for reading! Comments are always welcome!