Fiction: Secure

Lillie McFerrin Writes

Susan took her two and a half year old baby to preschool, the teacher assured her she’d be fine, there was no reason to worry.

She let go of her baby from her arms to Mrs.Locke’s, wondering if she was doing the right thing, the sudden cry of the baby, unnerved her, she turned around and walked towards the door, praying everything will work out.

Before leaving the yard she went to the door to see, there was her baby quietly sitting on the chair, coloring.

While at home she counted the hours, when  she’d walk back to bring her little one home.

To her surprise her baby was playing with her newly made friends, she felt a tear rolling  down her cheek, her baby wasn’t waiting to pick her up, she was secure with Mrs. Locke!


DP Daily Prompts: The Eighth Sin

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For me the eighth sin is, “PREJUDICE”. It is a baseless and usually negative attitude toward members of a group.

When God created us I wonder if He thought that His creation will not get along because we are different. By this I mean not all of us speak the same language or practice the same religion or have the same skin color.

I remember I went to a store in a city where they will not speak to you if you spoke English, even though I was a customer and was there to spend my money and they were employed to make sure that the customers were treated with respect.

I was discriminated because I did not know their language, this is prejudice #1.

Then there is the issue of religion, what difference does it make if my religion is not the same. If I practice a certain religion, I am considered a terrorist, therefore they will have nothing to do with me.

Number 3 is color of my skin, why should it be an issue, but it is, there are known facts where if your skin color is different from the natives they wont rent their house or apartment.

I think eighth sin , “Prejudice”, is just as evil as the other seven sins!


365 Writing Prompts: A house divided

Pick a divisive issue currently in the news. Write a two-part post in which you take on two personas and approach the topic from both sides. Bonus points for a creative format( round table discussion, debate transcript, etc.).

I’d like to remind everyone who reads my post, I am really not giving my opinion either way. I am writing it as a prompt, and nothing else.

We all have difference of opinion in every divisive issue we read about, some of us are vocal, others not so much. At this moment I am thinking about, “Doctor assisted suicide”, this issue is talked about by healthy and those who are unwell, as a healthy individual I do not feel the pain of someone who is suffering day in and day out. When the final prognosis is given by the doctor the possibility of the condition of the patient will deteriorate in the coming days, when there is no hope, the patient finds it difficult to carry on with so much pain. He/ she might even think that his/her presence is also making his/her near and dear ones suffer.

When I take a positive stand in favor of the one suffering I’m inclined to believe that keeping the patient alive is not helping the person in front of me. It is sheer torture for the sick, the only way of relieving the patient is to agree with, “Doctor assisted suicide.”

This is the part of me who is unable to watch the patient suffering, I therefore see myself with the 45% of the people who think it’s morally acceptable.

Then there is the other part of me who agrees with the 48% of the people who consider it morally wrong. Suicide assisted or unassisted is morally wrong, we have no right to end someone’s life because we are not capable of giving life. Someone has to be very strong mentally to agree with Doctor assisted suicide.

Personally I do not agree with suicide at all!