A Child’s Fear

OK. So I cheated. The prompt is ‘Euro Meltdown Fear’ and I’m supposed to do it like a journalist. I’ll probably get drummed out of the 100 Word Challenge for Grown-Ups Club for this entry.  I’ll try and do a proper one soon.

The days were short and temperatures dropped like a stone. Despite the freezing temperatures, Matias played outside, swaddled in coats, gloves and scarves to shield him from the bitter blast.  They built a wonderful man of snow and he was now sporting a bright scarlet scarf and standing proud outside of Matias’ bedroom window.  Matias was ready for bed, his nose pressed against the window, checking that his creation was safe, tears streaming silently down his cheeks.  Mother saw this and hugged him.  ‘Yuuro will be fine’ she cooed.  It is so cold, there is no Yuuro meltdown fear tonight.’

9 responses to “A Child’s Fear

  1. This is so sweet that I definitely think you should be forgiven for cheating! I really like the way you have written it with the child's stilted English 'man of snow' instead of snowman. It adds to the tenderness of the piece. Sally-Jayne

  2. Love it! If your gonna bend the rules (and I am all for that) might as well do it right!!

  3. I agree. I'll accept rule-bending to enjoy writing like this.

  4. Very sweet. 🙂 Makes me want to break the rules a little harder myself.

  5. This is lovely; mine seems terribly dry in comparison. Ha, rules are, after all, made to be broken 🙂 love it 🙂

  6. Lovely, such a clever take on the prompt – I like the thinking outside the box.

  7. Clever bending of the rules. I'm new to this but now I've seen this I might try to think a little outside the box too. Loved it. Very evocative.

  8. Aww this is lovely. Excellent take on the promopt x

  9. Brilliant! No drumming out with this one! I was wondering how you were going to get it in L! Thank you so much for always taking up the challenge!

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