100 WCGU: Helping Hands

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This week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown-ups, hosted by Julia’s Place, has a picture prompt. Remember, you can click on the link and go give it a try, or just go read the different posts others have brought to the challenge.

I’m feeling a bit rusty with the writing lately, and I found this one particularly difficult to whittle down to 100 words, so please forgive. I had it down to 100, then realized it might not make sense without the picture, so I added a brief description of the image on the picture to help it make sense.

Helping Hands 105 words

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Jason stood in the basement, surveying the tables filled with dinosaur bones, each carefully categorized. It was finally done!

“Do you realize what it means, Ben? I can finally start putting them together!” His five-year old son was the only one in the family to share his enthusiasm.

The next morning Jason went directly to the basement. He stopped. He stared at the huge ball of bones.

“Look daddy!” Ben ran toward him. “I put it together for you!”

Jason grabbed Ben up. His head was spinning rage.

Ben squeezed his neck, “Now you won’t have to work all the time.”

Jason hugged his son.

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37 responses to this post.

  1. […] element as to whether I get something done. So, I’ve managed one entry for the 100WCGU, Helping Hands.Β  For the Saturday Centus, I’ve managed two in the past few weeks, Texas Pleasure and Recipe […]

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  2. Posted by snagglewordz on May 14, 2012 at 09:49

    Very clever! Oh, the angst and then the realisation of what is most important in life. Well, I guess there’s months of re-categorising ahead. πŸ™‚

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  3. Posted by gsussex on May 13, 2012 at 20:27

    Dad must have been thrilled at this! But how can you have a go at a youngster’s solution. Great dimension to this piece . . .

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  4. A lovely twist. Reminds us that our own lives are so much more important than the things we think of as important.

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  5. ha,ha,ha! Be careful what you wish for~ excellent centus. laurie @ http://dealingwithmyinnercritic.blogspot.com/

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  6. For someone who is “feeling a bit rusty with the writing lately” you did a wonderful job. I actually said ahhhh out loud at the end. Children have such an innocent way of teaching us not to sweat the small stuff. I really enjoyed your take. Lord knows what you’ll offer us to read when you’re not rusty anymore. Can’t wait.

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    • Thank you so much! Actually I probably always feel rusty, must be the age, lol. As for the end of this, it simply created itself, so I guess I can still listen to a tale and let it go where it wants to. Thanks for the visit and the sweet words. πŸ™‚

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  7. Oh I loved this! In actual fact it almost choked me up at the end. I think so many children would love to be able to do this to their parents work in real life! xx

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  8. Great twist and such a lovely piece.

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  9. Aw I can just imagine Jason’s conflict!

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  10. good twist…!

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  11. Love it!

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  12. such a lovely peice… pulled on the heart strings!!!

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  13. Posted by Louise on May 8, 2012 at 18:06

    What a smart boy on so many levels. Loved it.

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  14. That was very sweet. Exactly the thing a young boy would do – he was only helping in his own way, and a loving parent will always see through this!

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  15. Sweet πŸ™‚ That is so what a loving son would do and the reaction was perfect.

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  16. awww lovely piece πŸ™‚

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  17. That was so sweet Judee. A brilliant idea. Glad to see you’re getting into the swing of it again. Looking forward to more.

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    • Thank you Sandra. I’m trying to balance a few things and find time, as I do so enjoy being creative.

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  18. You can picture the look of horror on his face – but how can you say cross with 5-year old logic like that? Great idea!

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  19. Gotta love the deflated rage and big hug. Great story.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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