Jeremy’s Challenge: February 7th

Every day, Jeremy challenges us to write something of fiction (100-200 words) or prose (14-20 lines) using either music or lines of poetry as a prompt. Today’s prompts which can be found here are:

Repentance is another name for aspiration – Henry Ward Beecher
There are times that when truth and kindness conflict one ought to choose kindness, especially when a little honesty is better than a lot – Leroy Jack Syrop
He who knows little quickly tells it – Italian Proverb

You can find the start of the story here

JDC

Jedra stopped sobbing and looked at Mama. “What do you mean you see words and see things, Mama?” he asked her. Sure, she could see words, he thought. All Mamas see words when they look in their wordbooks, and did everybody not see things? “Can’t all the other Mamas see words too?”

Mama smiled at him. “I see words that are spoken, as well as words that are scribed my sweet Jedra.” She motioned for Joseph to come over and sit down. “Listen boys, I don’t tell everyone everything because it would hurt them with what I see that they say, and what I see that they do. When someone says something, I see what they mean.”

Joseph, looking completely bewildered flapped his arms, opened and closed his mouth a few times before stopping, looking her straight in the eyes and said “What?”

There are times that when truth and kindness conflict one ought to choose kindness, especially when a little honesty is better than a lot, so I don’t tell them what I know they mean when they say what they don’t mean. So we need to go where the other boys disdappeared and I can see what we can do to bring them back”

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