Response – JSW Prompt 2-4-2019

Feel free to join in and respond to the prompt. Please try to keep your response between 200 – 250 word (recommended, not law). You can write a story, poem, essay, anything which strikes your fancy! Link your work back to this post so people can read it.



There are a lot of things I could of, should of, said, but I didn’t. Not because I wanted to hurt no one, but because….. I didn’t want to hurt no one. Maybe the best course was to just let things go, let them figure it out for herself.

But, Ma said wouldn’t be fair to them or me. I aint sure why it wouldn’t be fair to me cause I’m the one thinking so I know what I’d say, but she didn’t like me asking and thumped me on the head.

Don’t know why mothers are always thumping you on the  head. That’s one thing I’d like to know, cause I don’t, but I don’t dare ask. I don’t want no thumping, so I keep that question in my head where it belongs.

I like to read. Got worlds in my head, but Ma is always saying reading will make me blind and stupid, so I don’t tell that neither.

I don’t tell much cause I don’t like the thumpings. Grandma whips, but Ma always thumps and that hurts worse than the whippings.

Uncle John says when I’m older, I can ask Ma about these things, but I don’t believe him. I’ve seen her thump Patrick and he’s almost 20.

Adults don’t like you to ask anything so you gotta keep your mouth closed and say nothing. That’s what being a child get’s you.

Adults don’t tell children nothing. When I get to be an adult, I ain’t gonna thump no kids and I’m gonna tell then everything they want to know and I ain’t gonna be afraid of thumping ever again. You just wait and see.


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