A Difficult Age

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Rish Outfield
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A Difficult Age

Post by Rish Outfield » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:54 am

"Stop calling my daughter the Antichrist!" Richard growls.

"But the way she contorted herself when I said ‘Christmas'..."

"She wants to be a gymnast."

"And she spoke to that alleycat, like it was her minion."

"You're cat-bashing again."

"I think she was speaking Latin, Richard."

"Just babytalk."

"She's six."

"That's a difficult age."

"Her eyes glow red."

"Seasonal allergies."

"She scratched 666 into the sidewalk with her fingernails!"

"She likes maths."

"But..."

"Look, the joke's not funny anymore. You should leave."

Resigned, I grab my coat. Then Richard's daughter spider-walks down the stairs, her foot-long tongue lolling.

"Gymnast," Richard repeats.

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Re: A Difficult Age

Post by Scattercat » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:46 am

She can't be the Antichrist. She doesn't look even a little foreign, and she hasn't mentioned the United Nations or called for peace and reconciliation once.

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Re: A Difficult Age

Post by mrsmica » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:18 pm

A great one. I only wish we'd known it was 1st POV at the beginning :P

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Re: A Difficult Age

Post by swamp » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:56 pm

Very funny! :lol:

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Re: A Difficult Age

Post by Phenopath » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:01 pm

Nice Drabble Rich, but I am a bit confused by the father's response. I mean, which parent hasn't wondered...
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Re: A Difficult Age

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:03 pm

"not my little angel..."

yeah yeah, I got kids too, Rish... :-)
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