I discovered this old writing prompt on ROCHELLE WISOFF-FIELDS’ site and thought it would be fun to write a condensed version (100 words or less) of an event from Buck Crenshaw and William Weldon’s boyhood:
LIFE BEHIND THE FENCE
Fred pissed in Buck’s boots.
They walked down Chestnut Street with its grand homes. Everyone envied Buck and Fred.
Lemonade waited, but friends were never invited in.
William understood the fence between us and them. Mrs. Crenshaw lounged. Fred trotted to her. Buck hung back.
Mrs. Crenshaw struggled to her feet.
“You soiled your shoes?”
Buck backed up, upsetting a glass.
“I curse the day I had you! Take off the shoes.”
Buck tore the shoe off and flung it at the fence. William lingered long enough to see the belt cracking the soles of Buck’s feet.
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