My son wanted a fire truck for his second birthday. My mother bought him a ‘Bedroom Colour Consult’ with Xavier (no last name).
His team spilled into my son’s room.
‘I’ve always liked chevrons…’ I offered.
Xavier scoffed. ‘Oh, Darling! Chevrons are sooooo 2008.’
Xavier’s assistant looked at his mobile phone and squealed with delight. ‘They revealed Prince George’s new nursery design!’
Xavier snatched the phone off him.
His jaw dropped.
‘Team! Change of plans. Bed goes there, get me one of those mirrored chandeliers and Dominic-‘
‘We’re gonna need a LOT of chevrons.’Follow @jessieansons
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35 responses to “Trend setter (Friday Fictioneers)”
This is simply a delightful story. You painted a clear picture of Xavier in a few words. I’m sure the two-year-old would still rather have a firetruck. Well done.
Thank you Rochelle! My two year old certainly loves his fire truck 🙂
A fool and his money are easily parted: fashion is the mechanism.
What a great saying! And so true.
LOL, I love every detail of this. At least there will be chevrons now, so the room won’t be a total loss.
Oh there will be so many chevrons! Thanks for the read.
I feel I may have met Xavier. You painted him well.
Thank you Sandra. I’m glad you got that feeling 🙂
Whew! You scared me there for a second. I thought my mouse was sorely behind the times! 🙂 Cute story. Love it!
Thanks Caerlynn. Your mouse is gorgeous 🙂
This story is as vivid as the chevrons it describes. Nicely done!
Ooh lovely comment! ! Thank you!
Good to put the trend setters in their place. That Xavier!
Thanks Patrick 🙂
ha ha. Nice one. The obsession with the royal family is incredible.
Thanks 🙂 He is a pretty cute royal that little one!
Also big apologies to the writer whose comment I just accidentally marked as spam! ! I can’t seem to get it back. Does anyone know how to do this?
I have to say that even a firetruck might have been the best one.. Could one have a firetruck with chevrons?
Oooh now there’s an idea! Xavier should get into that… He’d make a mint!
Wow, Jessie – in awe of your creative thinking and Xavier’s character is beautifully shown.
Thank you Di for the lovely comment! See you tomorrow!
My daughter-in-law had a firetruck with a fireman names “my grandson’s name” and I thought it was hoot! When they sold their house, a family bought it that had a son with the same name as the fireman! Good job! Nan
That’s always a thrill when you can find their name on something 🙂
cool…you’ve sketched Xavier so well…a cute story…
Thank you, glad you like it!
Firetrucks are sooo 2009.
Hahaha that’s so funny
That kid is going to be scarred for life 🙂
Haha most probably!
Loved it. Thank you Grandma.
Thanks for your comment 🙂
Chevrons it is!
So many chevrons!
Engaging characters and dialogue. Lots of fun.
Thank you Margaret!