Nope means no

Eunice adjusted the cap to cover his face.

He was dressed in the same clothes he wore when he left but his once-bright yellow cardigan was brown-smudged and soiled.

Shame is a strange thing. He couldn’t be blamed for what happened to his mother, but he hadn’t done anything to protect her from the rage of his father.

Ridden with guilt he just slithered away to hide in sewers and alleys.

He was ten and it had to end.

He entered the house welcomed by whiffs of vodka and grease.

He pulled the knife from his pocket.

‘Father, I’m back’.

© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

I had to think about what Nope meant. I guess for my protagonist the day had come to stand up to his abusive father… basically saying Nope.

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September 9, 2020

26 responses to “Nope means no

  1. That is one heck of a story, Bjorn. You covered a lot of turf here in the history, the colors, the smells, the feelings, and finally the accounting. Where did you find that red-eyed froggy with the knife? Wonderful accent!

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