The task this week is to write 105 words including:
…. it was 50 years ago…
For the first time, I think, I’ve decided to write non-fiction for this challenge.
The Last Day
The last day of primary school. I remember it vividly, even though it was 50 years ago. Teachers and children actually wrote nice things in my autograph book. I strolled round the playground with one of the girls. She said, “I’m sorry we were so nasty to you.” I said, “It’s easy to say that now,” to which she replied, “But I mean it.”
If only she’d said that earlier, and followed her words with a change in her attitude, and encouraged her friends to do the same. I believe I would have been a very different person today, even though 50 years have passed.
Only 15 days to the launch of my book.
9 replies on “100 Word Challenge – Week #136”
Wow. It’s so amazing how so few words can get across a huge statement.
Thank you, Angela.
I like the thought behind this one. Well done, life could have been better if people had been kinder to us when we were kids. Enjoyed your tale.
Thank you 🙂
This hits a nerve. You’ve hit the nail square on the head (excuse the cliché). Lots of grownups can associate with this. 😮
Children never think, “What I do to that child will remain with her for 50 years and more.” But they should.
I can SO relate to your story. IT sure brought back those old feelings. Nicely done!
Thank you 🙂 Sorry if it brought back bad feelings 😦