Response – JSW Prompt 2-4-2019

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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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JSW Prompt 2-11-2019

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Response – JSW Prompt 1-28-2019 on 2-4-2019

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Have you ever wanted to just walk into the forest and disappear?  I did once upon a time. I not only wanted it, I dreamed it, I felt the longing in my soul.

It was the day I can across the Thee Big Boys that I actually decided to leave, step into the corridor into another world which world lay before me. Narnia? My Side of the Mountain? Either was fine, but beyond that, I didn’t care. There was a magical world out there, somewhere, and I was determined to find it.

Was that a lamppost? A hawk crying in the distance?

I dream about it now, sometimes, sitting in this chair, rocking, rocking, rocking, the world away.

 

JSW Prompt 2-4-2019

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JSW Prompt 1-28-2019

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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers 1-22-2019

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

This week’s photo prompt is provided by H.R.R. Gorman. Thank you H.R.R.!


 

They lay in the blanket fort, staring at the mint green sheet above them.

“Tell me again, why the toilet paper?”

“In case we have to use the bathroom,” she explained with that 7 yr old I’m-smarter-than-you tone every child seemed to learn in the womb.

“We can’t go to the bathroom right across the room?”

“Not unless you want to be eaten by the Dingledort in the ch….chasem….”

“Chasm.”

“Yeah. In the middle of the room.”

“Ah, so cut off from the bathroom. Good thinking.”

She rolled onto her belly and started to color, pushing one of the books over in front of him. “You color the pink fairy wand. It’s protection against the Dingledort.”

“So, pink?”

The look again. The tone.  “Yes.”

He rolled onto his belly and picked up a hot-pink crayon, outlining the rose branch wand. “So when do we storm the castle.”

“This IS the castle.”

“Oh? Right.”

She looked seriously over at him. “You have to get with the program.”

“Sorry, I’ll do my best.”

“That’s okay, Dad, you always do.”

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Response – JSW Prompt 1-14-2019

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Hearts become hollow

Forgotten shapes of lost souls

Green grass arises.