Write a story about the relationship between a parent and a child that spans several years.
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“Reunion” by Guilherme Copati
Here's something I can tell you: he never really knew how to talk to me. Sometimes I picture him, back when I was the kid he couldn’t muster the guts to comprehend. I would sit very focused and important, surrounded by an assortment of odd, lifeless objects, and I would proceed to talk to them about serious business. I was their professor, at five years old, and I was teaching them how to read a book, and eventually I would slap them with a plastic ruler and scold them for being such terrible students and tell the...
“The Things We Don't Realize” by Ai Jiang
It was coolest on Mondays because that was when you had to leave for school again.I watched my daughter as she bounded up the steps of the school bus, the pompon of her red hat bobbed up and down as she moved down the bus. Then, it would suddenly dip and disappear and suddenly her face was pressed against the third last window of the bus, her stubby fingers would wiggle frantically. Her nose always made an oil stain on the glass. I laughed as I waved back. Although she was now in middle school, I often became teary-eyed ...
“Overtime Loss” by Emily Nghiem
I'll always treasure the letter my Mom wrote me when I turned thirty, telling me how proud she was of me, the grown man who was still her perfect baby boy. She even credited me for why she brought Matthew into the world, so I'd have a younger brother to play with, since Aaron was several years older. To her, Aaron, Matt and I were her pride and joy. To everyone else we were the Bailey boys, who played and fought with each other like a pack of wild puppies, never knowing when to quit. In the open fields near our house, we shot arrows up in...
“Equals” by Daryl Gravesande
Hanna:I was in the school bathroom, sitting on the floor; crying. Curled up in a ball, sobbing quietly. I really hated being treated like a child; but I’m so much more than that. If only people could see who I am, beyond my age. I heard footsteps approaching. I could tell the footsteps, They were Kelly’s. She stood before me.“Hey, are you alright?” She asked softly. “(sniffs) Y-yeah, I’m fine.” Kelly was my mom. We'd known each other ...
“Years According to a Parent. ” by Avery Mason 🍍😇🤩
YEAR THREE: YEAR OF THE PRINCESS. I looked down at my daughter Gale in affectionate. She was murmuring to herself while drawing a picture of a princess in a castle. She then jabbed the red crayon all over the princess. I gasped. “Gale baby, what are you doing.” She turned to face me, a mischievous grin forming on her face. She blinked up at me with large blue eyes. “Momma the dragon killed the princess! He tore her guts out!” I gasped.
“An Unlikely Father” by Rhondalise Mitza
Po was a panda who lived with his dad They ran a place where noodles were rad.Po liked to play with his action friendsHis funny adventures never come to an end.One day Po was late to workHis dad said, “Come on, in the store you must lurk.”“Dad,” he said, “I had a dream!It had to do with noodles it seems!”His dad said, “Oh great, that means it’s your turn!Go, go, go, there’s money to earn!Take the cart and go to...
“Dear Mother, Dear Daughter” by BRoOkE HAs A COwBoY HAt
May 22, 2010Dear Mother,I do not believe that we have a good relationship right now. You have been very rude to me lately and you have been making me do even more chores than the normally crazy amount that you give me. I don't understand why, it's not like there's another child you have to take care of. It's just me. I am very upset, and angry, with you. Why can't you just be the old you?-HannahMay 22, 2010Dear Daughter,I can tell that you are upset and angry with ...
“Memory Box” by Kelechi Nwokoma
She reaches under her king size bed and lets her hand search for it. She doesn’t need a flashlight to locate her hidden treasure among the loads of rubbish under her bed. Occasionally, her hands brush some junk away, like the cool metal of empty soda cans she finished some days back and promised herself she’d throw away, but didn’t; the soft fabric of the leg of a woolly sock she’ll go on a rampage in a week or two looking for to no avail; and some pieces of crumpled up paper containing failed writing attem...
“My Diary” by Lata B
THIS IS PRIVATE!DO. NOT. READ.Dear Diary 4/11/2018 I hate her. I hate her more than anything. Life would be so much better without her. Everywhere I go I find drugs; under the couch, in the drawers, and especially in the bathroom. I can't live like this. She's a monster. The other day I was going to teach my little sister, Isla, how to ride a bike. We were out on the sidewalk in front of our small broken-down house, and thi...
“Always our 'candy bar'...” by Harshini Jivaratnam
The first rays of sunlight lit up my room. The dawn chorus of melodic birdsong drifted in. I rubbed my bleary eyes and walked to the window. I was bewildered to see the busy city view in front of me. I put up my messy hair into a high ponytail. As usual I went downstairs to drink water and was doing my workout, when out of blue I heard the phone ringing.“ Mom….phone’s ringing”“Pick it up, honey. I will come around in a short while.”“Okay, sure”. My body was sweaty and tired ...
““Daddy and I - Relationship between a parent and a child”” by Alkaa Sharma
“Daddy and I - Relationship between a parent and a child”A child holds a very loving and warm relationship with the parent. A parent is a whole institution for a child , the relationship has a huge impact on the whole personality of the child. I also shared a very special relationship with my father. It is believed that father-daughter and mother-son bonds are meant to be very special and my relationship as a daughter was no diff...
“The Moon and Star prince” by Lourdes Cruz
Atlalune stared with pride at the small sleeping bundle in her arms. She smiled at the new prince Astrum. Merely by looking at his beautiful ivory skin and silver hair. She lay back, making sure not to wake her precious baby. She hummed a sweet little lullaby, almost giving in to the peace from the darkness of the room. Before she had completely drifted off, a bright figure entered the room, giving off a comforting warmth, her skin becoming silver. "I have arrived, my love." Her husband, Sol, stated warmly. "Hello my dearest sunlight." S...
“Chasing Pirates” by Tula Singer
The baby yawned and Nora smiled. For one, two, three hours, she stared at the face that peeked out of the white bundle, forgetting the nurses and the other patients and the exhaustion. Out the window, cars drove, friends complained, birds flew, lovers kissed, strangers avoided the rest of the city. But none of this existed to Nora; all she saw was the baby in her arms — the little nose, the little lips, the little everything. In the evening the nurse came back with a tray of chicken...
“They Come Back” by Christopher G
There are moments you never forget. The first time you tasted alcohol. The first time you vomited from alcohol. Losing your virginity. The day you get married. And the day your child is born into the world. A cliché in itself, albeit true, does suffice to say there isn’t anything more important at that very moment. Looking into his almond black eyes and mostly bald head reminded me of the brevity of life. I held my wife’s hand as she gazed upon the two of us as we all finally made our acquaintances ...
“Chocolate behind his ears” by Verda H
His head was swollen and pink the first time she saw him, and when they swaddled him onto her chest she let her sweaty forehead rest against his, and she saw his dark brown eyes for the first time. The trip home from the hospital was a nerve-wracking affair, full of baby car seat anxiety and newly mothered clingy-ness that resulted in her sitting at the back with him – who dozed off not even five minutes into the ride.As most kids when they are three, he was obsessed with chocolate. His cheeks were permanently stained a ...
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