(No message today, but may have some things in the cooker for the weekend. 20 year class reunion this weekend. Enjoy the fictioneers today!)
Hold Your Head Up
by Miles H. Rost
Chuck beamed with pride.
He finally finished. It took months, but he did it with his own hands. He ran inside, and smiled at his dad.
“Dad! Come take a look!”
“What is it, Chuck?”
“Come with me!”
His dad walked out to the greenhouse and looked. Seeing Chuck’s creation, he smiled.
“See Chuck, I knew you could do it.”
“I know, Dad. But it’s real now! And you can put things in it.”
His 17 year old son created something useful. Down Syndrome didn’t stop him. His dad smiled, knowing his son was going to create beautiful, workable things.
His son is beautiful and I am sure he will always make his father proud. A gentle and thoughtful take on the prompt.
I have met many Down Syndrome children. They are probably some of the best kids I’ve known, because they have a different way of looking at the world. We can learn a lot from them.
What a lovely story! Really enjoyed reading this.
Susan A Eames at
Travel, Fiction and Photos
Thanks, Susan! I loved writing it!
A warm, gentle story. You capture the pleasure of both father and son very nicely.
I’ve seen a lot of these. The world isn’t as dark as people want to think it.
Awww. Lovely twist there at the end. Loving Dad, enthusiastic kid. Great story.
Cherished hearts, the both of them!
Beautifully done. Lovely relationship.