Easier Said Than Done

This post is submitted to Friday Fictioneers. The challenge is to write a story with a beginning, middle and end in 100 words or less. My story follow the picture prompt below.

PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox

I hawk my father’s precious, but not fully appreciated, art work outside our ridiculous expensive rented space to tourists who have no idea how much talent is involved in their purchase.

I did not want to return to this busy, ugly, dirty city. My father says to try and embrace the city as it is, not some childhood memory that makes you both nostalgic and sick. Embrace it and make its fault your own.

Somewhere a lyric from a song plays in my mind. “Easier said then done.”

Author: Danny James

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

25 thoughts on “Easier Said Than Done”

  1. There’s wisdom in the father’s advice that we have to accept places (and people, and situations) as they are and not hold onto the past. Especially true when the memories bring pain. Well portrayed here.

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  2. I found this post intriguing, went back twice to re-read it and make sure I caught the nuances. One thing I found important is that the son was trying to promote his father, when it’s usually the other way around.

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  3. I love that he is there to help his father… even if he doesn’t like it. Though, I’m wondering what point there is to stay if he is so unhappy. He can arrange to visit his father…

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