Sadje brings us her weekly “What Do You See?” Monday Challenge. Here’s the photo:
You can write a post on your blog and create a ping-back to link to the original post.
Write an original story, poem or a caption.
I will try to re-blog your response on my blog.
There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.
I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.
Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee
Does this picture inspire you to write something?
New Friends or Class Clown?
By Tessa Dean November 2020
Ronny was tempted to walk out on the limb that was lying half in the water. He had worn his only hoodie and had to go to school and if he misjudged and fell into the water he would have to not only run home to change facing his father’s wrath for being late to school, he wouldn’t have his hoodie to wear. On reflection, he could take the hoodie off while he walked out on the limb.
Finally he took it off and started to inch out on the limb and tried to gauge how far he should go. It was slippery and he kept having to catch his balance. He hadn’t hit the spot where the water was covering the limb, but he thought he should start back to land.
As he turned around to start back he realized that several of the bad boys at school were watching him. Just great, he thought, if I fall they will never let me live it down.
The boys remained silent and just watched. He was expecting jeers, but no, they made no sound just watched him.
He started walking back with more pride in his step and hoped to hell he didn’t end up falling. This might be his in with the other boys.
He made it to the dry ground and hopped off the limb. The boys approached and Brant said, “Way to go. Johnny here fell into the water the other day and none of the rest of us even tried it. Want to walk to school with us?”
Mindful that these were the bad boys, Ronny was delighted to have made friends finally at the new school. They took off jabbering amongst themselves.
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