Sarah Ann Hall

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#FridayFictioneers – 9/10/15 – The Fun of the Fair

with 8 comments

Every Wednesday Rochelle Wisoff-Fields publishes a photo prompt to inspire writers to write 100-words of flash fiction or poetry.

At any point during the following week, the Friday Fictioneers post their 100-word tales. Read the other stories by clicking below.

 

I had wanted to write a nice little story about a little girl just having fun, but something intervened.

Also I’m late posting and will be late getting around to reading and commenting, for which I apologise in advance.

 

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

 

The Fun of the Fair

(Genre: general fiction/ misery lit; 100-words)

The air is so fresh, the sky so blue. Who knew flying could be so invigorating? Especially when Daddy insisted the race of Pegasus was a myth.

It is delicious to be outside and able to giggle after digesting all those books Daddy makes me read.

I hope he gets better at the hospital, but I’m enjoying staying with auntie Maisie and being what she calls a normal little girl. Daddy says normal is mediocre, but I like it. I’m looking forward to more days at the corrupting funfair. There’s nothing to be frightened of, despite what Daddy told me.

 

Friday Fictioneers

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Written by Sarah Ann

October 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm

8 Responses

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  1. There’s nothing like freedom from the “tyranny” of parents. You captured the thought very well.

    aliciajamtaas

    October 12, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    • Thanks Alicia. I wasn’t sure I wasn’t trying to be too clever, so glad the point came across.

      Sarah Ann

      October 13, 2015 at 8:46 pm

  2. There’s a fine line between education and indoctrination.
    Good piece.

    micklively

    October 13, 2015 at 7:08 am

  3. You have to be careful what you try to do for the best of your child.. they need some corruption as well.

    Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    October 13, 2015 at 8:53 pm

  4. Dear Sarah Ann,

    You’re not the only one getting around to it late. The new prompt is up and I’m still behind in reading the last one’s stories. 8O.

    I liked the child’s voice in this. So much was said in an innocent way. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    rochellewisoff

    October 14, 2015 at 10:22 am

    • Thanks Rochelle. I’m happy the innocence came over and she wasn’t too knowing.

      Sarah Ann

      October 14, 2015 at 8:40 pm

  5. This is intriguing. As a parent I wonder if the warnings are from being overprotective or if the danger is real. Kids often don’t see the danger that adults can.

    jannatwrites

    October 15, 2015 at 10:57 pm


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