#100WCGU – Wk84 – Prompt: …As the line was crossed… – 105 words – “Scared?”

11 Apr

Children were gathered listening to their uncle tell of his tropical adventures. He was showing them a map.

“This is where the Tropic of Capricorn runs through Australia. As the line was crossed I was in the tropics,” he explained.

Eight asked, “Was there a line on the ground?”

Uncle replied, “No but there was a sign.”

Four, “Weren’t you scared?”

Uncle smiled, “Of course not. I even had my photo taken on the line. I had one leg in the tropics and one on the other side of the line.”

Four was worried, “Lions are dangerous. Did it bite you?”

Now uncle was confused.

Lion Line Confusion

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4 responses to “#100WCGU – Wk84 – Prompt: …As the line was crossed… – 105 words – “Scared?”

  1. jabbersville

    April 12, 2013 at 02:47

    I love children. Great piece.

    • Ross Mannell

      April 12, 2013 at 06:48

      Thanks for the comment.

      Children look at the world in terms of their level of learning. It’s refreshing when they use their logic to try to interpret the adult world. They come up with interesting ways we may not see. 🙂

  2. The Real Cie

    April 15, 2013 at 17:59

    Kids are so real and honest. They don’t care about looking foolish. I could do with a little more of that attitude myself.

    • Ross Mannell

      May 17, 2013 at 13:23

      Thanks for the comment.

      Kids, like adults, always interpret the world based on their knowledge and experiences. Without a wide range, misunderstandings can be fun.

      A very young cousin once overheard adults say, “He lived in Wales.”

      She looked confused, “You can’t live in whales.”

      I loved the logic within her range of experience. 🙂


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