Second Childhood – Friday Fictioneers

Title: Second Childhood
Source:  Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Nina cringed. The other girls wrinkled their noses. No one played Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

Hands on her hips, Candace shook her head. “This is a lame ass game,” she said.

Candace’s mother stood a few feet away and heard every word. Faster than lightning, she grabbed Candace’s elbow jerking her aside. Candace yelped.

“You will not be disrespectful,” she spat as she dragged her off for a private lecture.

Blindfolded, Nina stuck the paper tail to the wall. The woman in the wheelchair clapped her hands and squealed. Nina smiled and went to kiss her grandmother’s cheek.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

50 thoughts on “Second Childhood – Friday Fictioneers

  1. It looks like Candice is getting a lesson on how to properly behave. Perhaps, more children need discipline. Too much freedom of expression can create a spoiled child. I was touched by the way Nina wanted to please her grandmother. Nicely written, Jo.
    Isadora 😎

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  2. This little lesson in behavior should have probably been taught before the party. I’m wondering why Nina came out with that language all of a sudden. Where did it come from? Her mother probably asked her about that also. Kids often pick up those words from other kids. It has to be corrected before it becomes a habit. I’m glad the mother straightened out the situation and the grandmother was happy. A good story and well written, Jo. 🙂 — Suzanne

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