Take Your Child to Work Day

Flash Fiction

Ken Preston

2 December 2023

So here we are, Day Seven and Story Seven. Not sure why I felt the need to capitalize those, but there you go.

Over the last week I’ve invented all sorts of scenarios for the meaning behind this photograph. It’s still a mystery to me, but I sort of feel a deeper connection to it now.

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Take Your Child to Work Day

‘Sometimes he can be a tad … tense.’

I gripped Harry’s hand a little tighter. ‘Tense?’

He dropped his gaze. ‘You’ll be fine. Just don’t mention his scars.’

‘Perhaps somebody else can deliver the documents.’

He waved me away. ‘Hush now, no need for that kind of talk. Off you go.’