Tag Archives: Children

The Age of Innocence

The park was blooming with the sound of innocent laughter of what seemed to be hundreds of kids, and with the loud admonitions and administrations of their nannies and parents. Burt and Emily sat on a bench facing the fountain … Continue reading

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Madeira’ No. 1 School Goes on a Field Trip #PortugalPlots #28DaysinPortugal

The roll call was in full flow. Miss Beatriz, the dynamic Headmistress of the school always took great pride in their discipline. “Mariana?” “Present Miss.” “Miguel?” “Present Miss.” “Afonso?” “Present Miss.” “Are you seriously planning to go on the field … Continue reading

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Young Guns – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

I had only a partial view of him, but it would have to do. Photo by Ana Martin on Unsplash I aimed carefully, and fired. And as I heard him cry out, my face lit up. I imagined his newspaper … Continue reading

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Waylaid Warrior – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

They had me cornered at the edge of the cliff. PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields Cowards, attacking me when I was injured, and almost dying of hunger and thirst. Time was when they would shiver in fright upon coming … Continue reading

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Right Here Waiting – #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

These catacombs beneath the city had been our home for generations. Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent Away from the eyes of the world, we took birth here, lived here, and died here. There were miles and miles of tunnels, so … Continue reading

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The Break-In

We returned home to find the door ajar. Fearing the worse, I asked my family to stay behind me, and cautiously opened the door. The living room looked like a disaster zone. And then, I noticed the trail of blood, … Continue reading

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Prom Night

Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent I waited expectantly near the school gate for my boyfriend to come and whisk me away. Boyfriend….I still can’t get myself to use that word for him. We’d known each other since the first day … Continue reading

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