Kids can surprise you sometimes. As a dad of seven (3 from me, 4 from my wife) you can imagine how many times on a daily basis I get ‘surprised’, ‘bewildered’ and damn near shocked!
Today’s example comes to me courtesy of my 14yo stepson Iain. He is quite the character. When I say that term it still does not give Iain justice. He is one smart dude on all things history, from the Roman era to battlefield weaponry used by every civilization known to man!
He also has an imagination that would make H.G. Wells proud. Usually that wonderful imagination consists of how to annoy the living bejesus out of his siblings. But today was one of those days where I have become truly awed at his wit, style and spontaneity. Working from an idea from a ‘punch a prompt’, (I am a new writer so this is all Greek to me) Iain immediately thought of and wrote the following short story. I am so proud of him for his impromptu story and I would like to share it with y’all: Continue reading