“Time to pay the piper,” he said. “Your choice today. Paddle? Belt?”
“But daddy, I did’t…”
“Shut up and chose! Mama’s not here to protect you.”
“Wish I could chose a new daddy.”
This fiction was written for Trifextra: Week sixty-one.
This weekend we’re asking for exactly 33 words including an idiom somewhere within.
Oh, that’s sad, but great use of the idiom. Well done!
Oh no ): I wish he could choose a new daddy too!
😦 too sad that the child could not choose. Come home, mama.
awe… So sad. Great for the prompt!
Sad story… Poor little boy!
I didn’t feel terrified for the child until the phrase, your mama is not here to protect you. It was also eerie when the antagonist gave the child a choice of paddle. Good job on a terrifying piece.
This is so tragic and so well composed. I love your use of idiom, though I’m not so keen on that father.
Good use of the idiom, although a scary scene.
What a sad situation. I like how you wrote the idiom.
What an awful Dad-he needs to be throttled & thrown to the dogs!Poor baby!Great use of the prompt:-)
hmm that seems so wrong… I know fiction…and had to use an idiom…it just got to me more than it should have 😦
It is a reality to some in this world. So sad.
The worst kind of choice!