FICTION

The Laff Box

Viggy Hampton, MPH
10 min readJun 30, 2020
Photo by Aarón Blanco Tejedor on Unsplash

1971

“But Mom, if I have to do the dishes, then who’s going to bake the cookies?” the small girl with blond pigtails said, her face expertly framed by the television screen.

“Oh — um — this was supposed to be baked?” a slightly older boy came into view, scooping spoonfuls of cookie dough into his mouth, his cheeks puffed out like a chipmunk’s.

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Viggy Hampton, MPH

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