Saturday, September 8, 2018

It's not your fault

‘What did we do to deserve this?’ Maeve looked up for the first time in ten minutes. She brushed away a tear. ‘We always treated him right.’

‘Some are just born bad; that’s all there is to it,’ her sister replied. ‘There’s nothing you could have done.’

‘They were children.’

‘It’s not your fault, Maeve.’

‘He was an awkward child; always getting in trouble. Always falling out with others. And now this. We’ll be blamed. How am I meant …’

‘People will know it’s not your fault.’

‘No, they won’t. We’re his parents. How could it not be our fault?’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's the age-old question, isn't it, Rob? When kids do criminal things, who's really responsible? To what extent are the parents responsible. I like the way you approach this very much.