I haven’t been able to come out and play with authors of Friday Fictioneers for the last few months. Today though I find myself with a wee bit of spare time so I thought I would share 100 words or so on Rochelle’s weekly photo prompt post.
Here is the photo and my story follows.
by Je Lillie
I am six.
Daddy says I am the man of the house now.
“He is off to war.” Mommy says.
Grammy says, Mommy shouldn’t say things like that.
“Little ears don’t need to hear too much truth.” Grammy says.
I watch as Daddy’s car drives away. They always send a big black car for him.
I stand in the place behind what Mommy calls the Giant’s Watch.
No one can see me there and that is good. Daddy says men don’t cry but I think sometimes they do.
I cry because Grammy is right. Truth is bigger than giants.