Words Worth A Thousand Pictures

Crushing the Cliche That A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words


Charlie was electrified by the energy. He gripped two nickels fiercely in his sweating palm, his hand shoved deep inside his pocket. Overjoyed, his body quivered with anticipation like a horse prancing in a stall before a race.

He shoved and strained to see past the hoods of the carnival workers, desperately trying to catch sight of the rides and flashing lights.

They walked a few blocks before he realized there would be no rides for children.


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2 thoughts on “Disappointment

  1. Marie Palmer on said:

    I love the length of your posts. For me, on the computer, I would often rather have a short, significant experience than a long one.

  2. Heather Burton on said:

    “He gripped two nickels fiercely in his sweating, brown palm…”

    Sorry, Charlie, the rides are only for little white children.

    God in Heaven, how I hate the Klan.

    I have to ask, though: “How am I like them?”

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