#100WCGU – Wk59 – Prompt: a photo – 100 words – “This Isn’t Your Fault”
September 25, 2012
“Sir, I had a dream. I was sitting on a high cliff. Something was pushing, urging me to jump.”
Bevan hesitated, “Yes, but I woke safe in bed.”
“Falling is a common dream. Is something worrying you?”
“My dad has cancer. If I’d been better behaved…”
Bevan’s teacher was reassuring, “Events can happen over which we have no control. This isn’t your fault.”
With further counselling and an offer to talk whenever needed, Bevan left happier. The teacher’s own memories of childhood flooded back to a time when someone cared enough to tell him it wasn’t his fault.
This graphic was the photo prompt on the 100WCGU site.