It’s Wednesday, so I’m Friday Fictioneering! Yessiree. This photo by J. Hardy Carroll, chosen by our facilitator by excellence, Rochelle, brought me immediately to childhood. One like I had. When times were simpler and freer.
Care to join the party? Click on the blue frog below to add your 100-word story. G’head, it’s fun!
“Go outside and play. Be home for supper.” Mom dismissed us to go do what children do.
We went to the park. We played games we invented. We hung upside down on the monkey bars. We played hide-and-seek. We disputed. We negotiated. We settled.
Always too soon, Daddy whistled for us to get home for supper.
We jumped on our bikes, disbanding with promises to be back at the park tomorrow.
Nowadays? Kids aren’t allowed out of sight of their parents’ watchful eyes. Everything is scheduled. They’ve no freedom to figure out how to settle the score on their own.