#100WCGU – Wk76 – Prompt: …beneath the surface… – 103 words – “Manifesto”

05 Feb

There’s much more to me than meets the eyes. Beneath the surface lies a powerful will and mind. I see more clearly than others around me. I know more. I am me. The world is here to serve me.

It’s time to let the world hear my manifesto. My frustration with the world cannot be contained.

Hear me world!


“What’s he crying about now?”

“Maybe he’s wet or hungry.”

They didn’t get my message. Life’s tough when you’re only three months old.

A bottle of warm milk was put to my mouth. It tasted good. My message can wait for another time.


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9 responses to “#100WCGU – Wk76 – Prompt: …beneath the surface… – 103 words – “Manifesto”

  1. Older Mum (@Older_Mum)

    February 5, 2013 at 21:55

    Hear my world indeed!

    • Ross Mannell

      February 6, 2013 at 23:07

      Thanks for the comment.

      The cry normally does get everyone’s attention. 🙂

  2. gsussex

    February 6, 2013 at 04:32

    Enjoyed this, really liked the opening section.

    • Ross Mannell

      February 6, 2013 at 23:11

      Thanks for the comment.

      The opening might have had readers thinking the story was about a major narcissist. I suppose a baby is in a way as their concern are their needs. 🙂

  3. lorrainefort

    February 6, 2013 at 08:56

    LOL! quite appropriate for an infant…their needs are so often a guess…

    • Ross Mannell

      February 6, 2013 at 23:13

      Thanks for the comment.

      Babies are basically egocentric but hopefully broaden as they grow. 🙂

  4. Rachael 'Honest' Blair

    February 9, 2013 at 00:20

    Brilliant! I use a notebook so I didn’t see the image at the start and thought ‘Is this Ross speaking? He’s changed!’ Then I scrolled down to read the rest and laughed out loud. My son is really trying to talk now (he’s almost two and babbles a lot) and I do often wonder what goes on inside his head. Babies may be egocentric but I figure they must have some insight into the world that we don’t have the time to consider with everything that goes on in our heads…. Or perhaps not!

    • Ross Mannell

      February 14, 2013 at 13:12

      Thanks for the comment.

      The idea was to have people wondering what was happening until the end of the story. 🙂


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