Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away

Published May 16, 2018 by Nan Mykel

NOT SO LONG AGO, NOT SO FAR AWAY

Irate, Henry punished his  deaf and dumb boy by shooting his dog.  “Teach him a lesson,” he muttered.

Speechless, the dumb child ran away kicking stones,  absorbing the lesson.  Despite all the kicking the boots held up–zippers still worked, unrusted by rageful tears. And finally the lesson sank in.

Waiting til nightfall when all were asleep, the youth kicked over the lit candle and fled.

For Friday Fictioneers  PHOTO PROMPT submitted by Courtney Wright. © Photographer prefers to remain anonymous.

 

27 comments on “Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away

  • Nan, at the bottom of the grid of participants there’s a blue icon saying ‘Add Your Link’. Click on that and you will take you to a form you need to fill in, much like Mr Linky at Dverse. If you’ve loaded an image on your post for this prompt it will automatically load it. Press Done at the end and away you go. Also tick the two boxes about the privacy policy and about your email being visible to the host of Friday Fictioneers, which is Rochelle Wissoff-Fields. If a verification email is sent to your email address, open it and click whatever link will be provided so your link up will be completed. Good luck. Petru.

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  • Oh how tragic! For the child. And yet I want to kick over the lit candle too now. What does that say about me! But cruelty does evoke strong emotions in me. I’ve never in fact hurt a living soul

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