“Annie, I need you to look at me. You need to tell Mama the truth now, you hear?”

The six year old girl’s big blue eyes filled quickly with tears. “I will, Mama. I didn’t mean to. It was me. I picked your favorite white rose.” Annie swiped her sleeve across her face leaving a long trail behind.

Mama drew Annie close in a hug and whispered into her hair, “Why do you protect him so? Why do you insist on telling stories?”

Annie looked at her brother. “He’s so little, Mama. He didn’t mean to. Please spank me instead.”
Lance’s 100 Word Song pick of the week is Tracy Chapman’s Telling Stories. If you, like I, have not seen/heard this music video, please gp and check it out.

There were so many ways I could have gone with this, but I have a child-like heart and a Gramma-like love for littles who have bigger hearts than mine. So, here’s Annie. What fiction do you have in your life? (looking at myself in the all-telling mirror)

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8 responses

  1. Awwww, that was a sweet lie story! I love the way mom already knows that she’s covering for the younger one.

  2. t says:

    At first read, I thought this was really cute. But on the second take, I’m starting to question what there is about the mother to invoke this type of reaction. I love the layers to it!

  3. Eric Storch says:

    Annie does indeed have a big heart. Well done.

  4. Carrie says:

    Aww, little kids can be so protective of those smaller than themselves, especially siblings. This was so sweet.

    But also sad that Annie would think picking a flower would result in a spanking! Who would do that? A scolding, a yell, maybe a timeout…but not a spank!

  5. Cameron says:

    Sweet girl. Kids are capable of so much. Mischief and tenderness alike.

  6. Lance says:

    yeah, this is an onion to be peeled and peeled.

    I like how I get something different each time I read it

    well done 100

  7. Debbie says:

    Mommy always knows. What a sweet martyr she is! The next day will likely bring a different tale won’t it?

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