The War Was Over – A Micro Challenge

The War was over.

After deliberation, a patterned cotton dress was chosen to wear. Blond curls were begrudgingly folded into place and complaints were made against the necessity of clean teeth.

In the end, we hugged. I straightened her backpack and she boarded the bus joyfully.

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22 thoughts on “The War Was Over – A Micro Challenge

  1. Beat About The Book September 7, 2016 — 6:25 am

    Aw that’s a sweet one. What wars the kids can fight!!

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  2. Ohhh I hope your daughter enjoyed her first day! It sounds like it was a hard-fought battle. Hehe

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    1. She loves school. She only hates to get ready 🙂

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  3. I love you. She’s strong as an ox, she gets its from her mama! She looked very happy and safe!

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  4. Hard to let go, but then we are happy when they fly!

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  5. Awww! That is definitely a fun take on the war prompt this week. 🙂

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  6. This was adorable! And yes, those wars are the toughest to fight!

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  7. Donna-Louise Bishop September 8, 2016 — 11:55 am

    So many emotions conjured up with this one. Great job 🙂

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    1. Thanks DL! The “first day fight” was the first thing on my mind with the prompt. Now I’m at the “third day resistance” haha.

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      1. Donna-Louise Bishop September 8, 2016 — 3:26 pm

        Ha! You need to do the microstory sequel!


  8. Getting kids ready for school is the actual worst. I felt that here, but also the love.

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  9. Aww the first day of school battle 😊 I remember those. Of course, I was the kid refusing to go. 😊

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    1. It’s easier being on that side, trust me!

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  10. Those curls! I love the contrast between the neat, pretty exterior and the grumbling–so familiar. The “necessity of clean teeth,” ha!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I loved your piece this week, too!

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  11. It is a war indeed! what a great take on the prompt, Danielle!

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  12. I liked your choice to use passive voice in the second paragraph. Kids have a way of removing themselves from their actions when they’re mad at us, don’t they?

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