The Exasperated Child #1LinerWeds

First, you know what happens on the first of the month: I post a new micro-mini story on my Hot Flashes page. Go enjoy.

Okay. Now. When #4 Daughter, the Amazing Sara Marian, was wee, we were in the grocery checkout. She wanted something and I denied her request. She was not best pleased.

I said, “What are you going to do, run away from home like the Runway Bunny?” (Referencing a book usually put us both in a better humor.)

And she said:

I run away from home all the time and you never notice!”

I think the lady behind us wet herself a little, she laughed so hard.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Somebody runs away.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “The Exasperated Child #1LinerWeds

  1. Holly

    August 1, 2018 at 10:10am

    She may have meant that literally, but my first thought was, “Now THERE’S a reader for you. We run away all the TIME and no one notices.”

    We’re time travelers, too.

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      Marian Allen

      August 1, 2018 at 12:15pm

      No, no, no, no, no! A mother with an anxiety disorder DOES NOT say that to an adventurous child who knows no fear! lol

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      • John Holton

        August 5, 2018 at 4:15pm

        Never heard that one? I think it was popular back in the ’90’s. Part of the reason I gave up on music after 1995…

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          Marian Allen

          August 6, 2018 at 7:33am

          I had heard people reference the lyrics, but I had no idea of the actual video. It exceeds all expectations. If “exceeds” and “expectations” are the words I want.

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      Marian Allen

      August 10, 2018 at 1:15pm

      I know! The thing is, she roamed the woods close to the house at will, so I never knew when she was asploring and when she was running away from home. lol

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