Picture It & Write: Deceiver Of Fools

By John Thompson. Click the picture to read the original article that it was taken from.
By John Thompson. Click the picture to read the original article that it was taken from.

My family was poor, very poor.
We didn’t have much after our father left and my mother put almost everything we had up for sale.
She knew a friend that could give her a nice job, but she needed all the money she could get, so instead of hiring a nanny she took my siblings and I to a little corner in the city to sale shoes.
It was an old-time, sometimes you had really sweet people come by or we would get some very weird creeps.
My mother was very concerned for us because my older sister Lydia and I were so young.
We were the ones who basically drew a crowd over because we sang songs and danced with the nice customers.
My mother was the one who got paid and tended to our little brother Philip.
Other families worked around and they would keep an eye out for us, but if they couldn’t do anything for that girl Abigail, what good are they going to do if one of us goes missing?
Mama says they only care about themselves and says we need to be better and always keep our guards up.
People may look nice, but sometimes it’s a lie.

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2 thoughts on “Picture It & Write: Deceiver Of Fools

  1. I love how you threw in the tale of ‘Abigail’. Menacing and intriguing. That was my favourite part. One must always be wary because there are too many evil people in the world. Thanks for contributing this week, Meghan. 🙂

    – Ermisenda

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