100 WCGU: Helping Hands

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This week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown-ups, hosted by Julia’s Place, has a picture prompt. Remember, you can click on the link and go give it a try, or just go read the different posts others have brought to the challenge.

I’m feeling a bit rusty with the writing lately, and I found this one particularly difficult to whittle down to 100 words, so please forgive. I had it down to 100, then realized it might not make sense without the picture, so I added a brief description of the image on the picture to help it make sense.

Helping Hands 105 words


Jason stood in the basement, surveying the tables filled with dinosaur bones, each carefully categorized. It was finally done!

“Do you realize what it means, Ben? I can finally start putting them together!” His five-year old son was the only one in the family to share his enthusiasm.

The next morning Jason went directly to the basement. He stopped. He stared at the huge ball of bones.

“Look daddy!” Ben ran toward him. “I put it together for you!”

Jason grabbed Ben up. His head was spinning rage.

Ben squeezed his neck, “Now you won’t have to work all the time.”

Jason hugged his son.



37 responses

  1. […] element as to whether I get something done. So, I’ve managed one entry for the 100WCGU, Helping Hands.Β  For the Saturday Centus, I’ve managed two in the past few weeks, Texas Pleasure and Recipe […]

  2. snagglewordz | Reply

    Very clever! Oh, the angst and then the realisation of what is most important in life. Well, I guess there’s months of re-categorising ahead. πŸ™‚

    1. Yeah, but I guess it was worth it for that hug. Thanks for the visit!

  3. Dad must have been thrilled at this! But how can you have a go at a youngster’s solution. Great dimension to this piece . . .

    1. Thank you so much. Oh, and your blog seems to be missing?

  4. A lovely twist. Reminds us that our own lives are so much more important than the things we think of as important.

    1. Yes, something not often learned until it gets pushed in our faces. Thanks for the visit! πŸ™‚

  5. ha,ha,ha! Be careful what you wish for~ excellent centus. laurie @ http://dealingwithmyinnercritic.blogspot.com/

    1. You said it! Thanks for the visit, laurie.

  6. For someone who is “feeling a bit rusty with the writing lately” you did a wonderful job. I actually said ahhhh out loud at the end. Children have such an innocent way of teaching us not to sweat the small stuff. I really enjoyed your take. Lord knows what you’ll offer us to read when you’re not rusty anymore. Can’t wait.

    1. Thank you so much! Actually I probably always feel rusty, must be the age, lol. As for the end of this, it simply created itself, so I guess I can still listen to a tale and let it go where it wants to. Thanks for the visit and the sweet words. πŸ™‚

  7. Oh I loved this! In actual fact it almost choked me up at the end. I think so many children would love to be able to do this to their parents work in real life! xx

    1. Thank you Linsey, I appreciate your kind words.

  8. Great twist and such a lovely piece.

    1. Thank you Susan, glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

  9. Aw I can just imagine Jason’s conflict!

    1. Yeah, me too. Thanks for the visit!

    1. Thank you Lorraine

  10. such a lovely peice… pulled on the heart strings!!!

    1. Aww, thanks so much. πŸ™‚

  11. What a smart boy on so many levels. Loved it.

    1. Thank you. Nice of you to stop by. πŸ™‚

  12. That was very sweet. Exactly the thing a young boy would do – he was only helping in his own way, and a loving parent will always see through this!

    1. I like to think so. Thank you for visiting and commenting. πŸ™‚

  13. Sweet πŸ™‚ That is so what a loving son would do and the reaction was perfect.

    1. Thank you anna, I’m glad you think so.

  14. awww lovely piece πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  15. That was so sweet Judee. A brilliant idea. Glad to see you’re getting into the swing of it again. Looking forward to more.

    1. Thank you Sandra. I’m trying to balance a few things and find time, as I do so enjoy being creative.

  16. You can picture the look of horror on his face – but how can you say cross with 5-year old logic like that? Great idea!

    1. Thank you Sally-Jayne!

  17. Gotta love the deflated rage and big hug. Great story.



    1. Thank you Doug, nice to have you drop by.

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