CW: Innocence and Curiosity.

It’d been a long day for Teddy – first classes, then homework – when all he wanted to do was watch Power Rangers. He hoped that dinner would consist of chicken nuggets and fries so he could devour it quickly.

As luck would have it – baked salmon and pea puree. Yuck!

Defeated, Teddy moved pieces of food around the plate.

“Just go to bed already.”

Teddy opened his mouth in disbelief. “Is it because you want to 49 Mom?” he asked.

“That’s what Tim said adults do when their kids are sleeping,” he added, seeing the confusion on his parents’ faces.


“In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about ‘the ’49ers.'”
– prompt used for this CW piece.
[Source: Carrot Ranch]


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  1. Well, that was unexpected. I actually like the historical 49ers–I wrote two novels about the California they created. But kids do say things like that. My son once retold a joke at the dinner table about oral sex that it was obvious he had no idea what he was talking about. Made for a very awkward moment.

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      1. Thanks for that link, an interesting tale. I find it especially interesting as it illustrates the lunacy of greed; “one in every five miners who came to California in 1849 was dead within six months” is one quote from that article. And it’s sad and ironic that Sutter, the one who first struck gold, did not himself profit from the discovery in the end.

        A tad surprising that with a name like Goldie, you aren’t inspired to write about it 😉

        Ah! ’69’! Yes, I understand that, and, now, the confusion on Teddy’s parents’ faces becomes clear. Colour me stupid 😉

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