Jumping the Fence : Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Erin Leary

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Erin Leary

“Fences are to keep you safe, don’t jump them”

“But Dad – how do I learn about what’s on the other side?”

“You need to learn the rules son”

“But what’s more important – rules or ‘to learn’?”

“Too many questions – we’ll be late. Lot of work before we can eat; your sisters may go hungry to bed again.”

He did jump the fence. Sitting by the fireplace he reads the letter.

“Dear Dad,

Am sorry, but I had to jump the fence. And I found the pines with golden acorns. Sending my first haul with Huck, while I stand guard. Get the village folk, there’s plenty for all. No one will go hungry to bed again.

You son”


This 100 word Flash Fiction written for Friday Fictioneers challenge dated 23 May 2014. It’s a weekly challenge organized by Rochelle Wisoff.

I missed FF for 2 weeks  – and missed them bad. Was shunting between cities to take care of ailing mom; finally she is out of hospital and recovering at home !

You can see the other Fictioneer’s take from the froggy link below –


26 responses to “Jumping the Fence : Friday Fictioneers

  1. i agree with his idea of jumping over the fence to learn 🙂


  2. Brilliant and thought-provoking. We need to discover what at the other side and for it, parents are not always right in the journey of self-discovery:)


  3. a very important lesson taught by a son to his father. i admire his guts. 🙂


  4. I hope for a son like that.


  5. Cute story, what a nice son!


  6. The boy done good! 🙂


  7. So sweet!!


  8. Tradition and the way things have always been aren’t necessarily the answer every time. Good story illustrating that. I think at the end you mean “Your son.”



  9. Sometimes the brave get the gold.. other time he end up dead.. good that luck was with him


  10. (You Son should be your son)
    Good for the son! Sometimes one needs to jump the fence to further the cause.


  11. Aha! The Pioneer spirit wins again! I like this.


  12. Good story. Sometimes parents have a hard time letting go. Well done. 🙂 —Susan


  13. Dear Indrajit,

    It sounds like a good thing for the family as a whole that the son did jump the fence. Good story.




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