Tuesday, June 17, 2014

What Summer Brought

 Summer was eagerly anticipated by all of Whisper's friends.  It meant freedom... endless hours of playtime, and no more school.  Things were different in Whisper's world. She dreaded summer and acted out for weeks before it's arrival, frustrating her mother who didn't understand. 
 
Just a few days after school ended, Whisper would be put on an airplane and sent to spend the Summer with her father who lived several states away. She loved her father and all the fun things that they did together; what she hated was the secret that he warned her not to tell.

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This piece of flash-fiction was written for Two Shoes Tuesday
where the theme choices this week are summer and storm.
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8 comments:

  1. Oh Josie this is so dark. Her secret world is loving and terrifying at the same time but who can she tell? She loves him but doesn't realize he is harming her. She can't tell her mother because she might not then see her father anymore. One day she will confide her secret to her best friend or a cousin then everything will collapse around her.

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    1. You have it exactly right, Old Egg. Though Whisper is a fictional character, her story is true of more children than we can imagine.

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  2. Josie, yes it is, I can tell you that. I am linking up for the first time. Thank you for the opportunity and it is nice to meet you.

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    1. Hello Val! Welcome to my blog! I know children who bear the scars of this story too. I'm delighted that you are going to join us for Two Shoes Tuesday, new participants are very welcome here!

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  3. It hurts my heart to think of it. It's too true, too often.

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    1. It does me too Mimi, it tears me up inside. Children should be able to trust their parents, they should never have to deal with things like this.

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  4. OH, Josie, how sadly and unfortunately true this is in the world...

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    1. My heart is torn apart by little faces with haunted eyes, bearing secrets and burdens far too heavy and dark. Sadly, most often they grow up with invisible scars that make their adult lives so much harder. I have zero tolerance for anyone who abuses children.. .no excuses, no forgiveness, no second chances. Childhood isn't supposed to be like this!'

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