Flash fiction in under a hundred words.
There was a lot of hamburger left over from the Sons of Italy picnic, so Geppetto (who always wanted a son) used it to make a little boy.
After three days, the kid was getting on his nerves.
"Go out and play."
Soon Geppetto heard loud voices.
"You stink," said some neighborhood kids.
"Rotten kid," said their mothers.
Then he heard the dogs.
Geppetto let out a sad sigh. Then he noticed the pile of wood next to his old stove, and smiled.
If at first you don't...