Eventually Avery understood why he never invited to play at the home of his friend Johnny. It was a simple reason that has been a part out the deep south since men first settled there. For Avery, not allowing his best friend to know that he knew the reason was the color of his skin was tougher on him than the reality of not being allowed there in the first place.
This fiction was written for Trifextra: Week Seventy-one.
On to the prompt. This weekend we’re revisiting an early Trifextra, our second ever. The challenge is to write a complete story in only three sentences.
Racism is still alive and well and the history of ignorance keeps repeating itself….
It makes me sad that adults can be so narrow-minded. Children can be more accepting of such differences.
Stupid, backwards, narrow-minded people ):< The kids should find a private place to play and ignore their ignorant elders!
It’s even more unfortunate that this type of thinking is still prominent today. Great job with the prompt. Thank you for linking up.
Great writing and a good reminder things are not all right.
Funny how kids never get this. You’d think we’d learn from them.
I love how you show that kids can have complicated emotions.
I wonder how often this happened. Well written.
Sad that racism continues – but I sense it always will. We are so busy looking for differences in race, religion, class, caste (the list is endless) we fail to see the similarities of the one human species.