Children Should be Seen and Not Heard

Flash Fiction

Ken Preston

27 November 2023

Here is the second fifty word story inspired by this photograph from my collection. If you didn’t see the first story, along with the explanation of purpose for these posts, then go here.

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Children Should be Seen and Not Heard

Harry should have been home hours ago. Goodness knows they’d be worried.

She’d told them, I have an appointment.

Just take him with you, they’d said.

Why was this child dawdling? Didn’t he know they were late?

All he had to do was be a good boy and keep quiet.