First Line Friday: October, 22 2021

Dylan Hughes is our host for the fortnightly First Line Friday challenge. You can find out more and join in here

Your line for this week is:

“Whatever you do, you can’t do that.”

“Whatever you do, you can’t do that.”
Chrissy looked up at her father who was wagging his finger at her.
He wasn’t smiling but didn’t look angry.
She weighed up her options, which for a four year old weren’t that many. Either she did what she was going to do or she didn’t.
She smiled her sweetest goofy grin and raised her hand to start. Maybe he was playing too.
‘No Chrissy,’ he said. ‘Don’t.’
Moving across the room, he took the fork from her little fist and lifted her into his arms.
She snuggled in close.
Maybe poking those little white squares in the wall wasn’t such a good idea afterall.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to First Line Friday: October, 22 2021

  1. Carol anne says:

    I liked where this went Di! Xo

  2. murisopsis says:

    We used to joke that our first house was a “kid killer” because the original owner had been a shop teacher/electrician and his basement was his workroom. There were outlets spaced every 2 feet around the entire room at ~ 5 inches from the floor, again at 2 feet from the floor and then at about 1 foot from the ceiling. All you needed to do was provide the kid and a fork! We had 2 children in that house but kept all forks secured!!!

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