“Just a Boy” in response to “What Do You See?” a Willow Photo Challenge posted May 7-14, 2019


What do you see? Willow Photo Prompt May 7, 2019


“Peter? Peeeee-Terrr!!”

“Oh, Helen don’t scream!”

“But John he’s been gone for a least

10 minutes.”

“Helen, the boy’s just playing with us.”

“I dunno. John.”


“John for heaven’s sake.”


“Well, nothing! Don’t scream at the boy.”

“The boy doesn’t behave himself Helen.”

“O.K. sometimes he is a little inattentive.

I admit that.”

“Helen, inattentive? How about belligerent.”

“John, the boy wouldn’t know how. He’s four.”

“From the day he was born you’ve defended

his right to be a child.”



“He is a child.”

“It’s pretty obvious, the way he acts!”

“John, he’s just a boy.”

©J.E.Goldie May 7, 2019

*Please feel free Not to like this.

It’s not a likeable situation.*



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Jen Goldie

"Life is made up of small comings and goings and for everything we take with us, we leave a part of ourselves behind" - Summer of 42

26 thoughts on ““Just a Boy” in response to “What Do You See?” a Willow Photo Challenge posted May 7-14, 2019”

      1. Jen that’s very kind of you to say. I learn from your writing and in fact I have been trying to write another dialogue-only story, having read so many of your wonderfully stories. 🙂 (And so goes on choo-chooing their train of mutual appreciation, only halting at stations of plenty more compliments and sometimes picking up little ol’ fashioned kidding!)😂😁

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      2. Ever see The Polar Express? So the kid says “What’s that?” Oh, that’s the Train whistle” and with a glint in his eye. He pulled it. Here’s to many more Train Whistles 🥂😎😜

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  1. It’s always interesting how different writes view the same image. Really enjoyed your take on it Jen. I am sure it’s like this for many kids.

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