As Simple as That

Written as part of Friday Fictioneers, which offers the image as inspiration to write a fiction in 100 words (or less) AND Midweek Wordle #8 at A Prompt Each Day, which offers a set of ten word as inspiration, from which I’ve selected four. Photo by Dee Lovering. Word Count: 100

As Simple as That


“Nothing will make me go out in this weather. All I want to do is sit in front of the fire and read a good book. It’s as simple as that,” I had told myself.

But here I am, standing at the ticket counter, her little hand in mine.

“Daddy, you had promised to take me to the park today.”

The expectation in her innocent eyes had been palpable.

I smile happily as she takes the popcorn from me, babbling away endlessly about winning a teddy bear inside.

“Her trust matters more than anything.”

It was as simple as that.

(© 22nd July 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

64 thoughts on “As Simple as That”

  1. Lovely story, Leo. Who can say no to a child in a case like that? Those are the times you remember. Their childhood is over so quickly. Well written. 🙂 — Suzanne

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