“You can come up now” written for Willow’s What Do You See? Weekly Challenge June 4, 2019


Willow’s What Do You See? Weekly Challenge June 4 2019

Your choice: Poetry or a story


“I see you’re having a little personal picnic,

on the roof.”

“Yes Daddy.”

“Lovely moonlit evening too.”

“Oh Yes!”

“I see you’ve taken to wearing hats.”

“This hat?”

“Yes, that hat. The one you’re so lovingly


“It was on the roof.”

“I’m sure it was.”


“Is that perfectly wrapped present for me?”


“Then who’s is it? “

“I don’t know.”

“Could it be from the lad hanging from

the gutters at me feet?”

“What lad?”


“You can come up now.”

©J.E.Goldie June 4, 2019






“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

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