Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The Spring Fair

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

I used to love Spring Fairs and merry-go-rounds.  

Delight in the changing seasons and the happy sounds.  Watching young ones clamber up giant inflatable slides, bounce on jumping castles and spin around on rides.  Their smiles, laughter and tender cherubic faces, such love I felt.  I only carried those toffees to spread the cheer. 

You took it away the day you left.  Such acrimonious tales of lies and falsehoods! How could I explain anything to those unfeeling men?  Those images on my laptop I never looked at them the way they did.

You’ve ruined it all, I loved your kids.
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers  Word Count : 100.  

A return to darkness as I aimed for a disgusting, slimy grovelling voice in this one.

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14 comments :

  1. Dark it certainly was. It was also very nearly convincing. He'd certainly managed to convince himself.

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    1. He had indeed, everybody was out to get him. Thanks for your comments Sandra.

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  2. Is he really harmless or just delusional?
    Good piece.

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    1. He is only fooling himself. Thanks for reading and commenting Mick.

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  3. Dear Subroto,

    I read this twice. Amazing how in his own mind he did nothing wrong. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Probably a legend in his own mind. Thanks for your comments Rochelle. I am glad you liked it.

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  4. Oh there are those that don't really understand.. Love how you tricked me into compassion...

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    1. And there are many who fail to understand their own criminality. Thanks for your comments Björn, I am glad you liked it.

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  5. Sends chills down my spine. Children paid heavily for these images on the laptop, and no one who looks at them is harmless. Great writing, you hit the whiny, self-righteous voice perfectly.

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    1. You are right. No exceptions there at all. Thanks for your comment GaH I am glad you liked it.

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  6. Good writing, Subroto. You seemed to have gotten into the head of a very sick, degenerate man. These guys are a menace. Other prisoners hate them as much as the police do. He's in for a rough time of it. Even if he gets released one day, he'll bear that terrible label for the rest of his life. Well done. ---- Suzanne

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  7. In his mind he is still innocent. Thanks for your comments Suzanne I am glad you liked it.

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