A Small Protest

“Won’t!” The small face scrunches.

Father sighs. “I’d let you go like this, Arnie, but-”

“No no no!”

“Arrrnie,” Father begins, his tone less calm, “Daddy‘s wearing-”

“Daddy’s fart face!” A small tongue protrudes from the small mouth.

Father straightens. He takes a small arm in a big hand and marches small legs up big stairs. “That’s enough, young man! We do not stick our tongues out or call names.”

“Fart. face. Fart. face,” Arnie gasps at each stair.

“Now,” Father concludes, setting him at the top. “You’ll sit in Timeout, then you will put your pants on!”


Enacted for Carrot Ranch‘s prompt: protest

January 16, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a protest story. It can be about a protest, or you can investigate the word and expand the idea. Who is protesting, where, and why? Go where the prompt leads!

Respond by January 21, 2019. Use the comment section to share, read, and be social. You may leave a link, pingback, or story in the comments. If you want to be published in the weekly collection, please use the form.ย  Rules & Guidelines.


Photo Credit: Marcus Neto

ยฉ2020 Chelsea Owens

44 thoughts on “A Small Protest

  1. Love it! I once wrote a story with a little girl arguing about what she would wear, among other things, and her father trying to deal with it due to her mother being ill. At certain age, they want to demand their independence.

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  2. I knew a family that – well in their own home (guests present or not) allowed their child to run ‘Free’ (they weren’t nudists. I could not see that happening in on of my Aunts homes where her living room furniture was covered in plastic when not in use for adult company ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Ha, ha! You certainly created a believable situation! I recall a similar incident as a teen between my aunt and great-grandmother who was going senile. This child may one day get to repeat this conversation in the reverse.

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