Late Night

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The girl turned the doorknob as quietly as she could.  Stepping inside she began to slowly close the door behind her when the light flashed on.  “Mom, I didn’t know you were still up.”

“Yes, I am as my daughter was supposed to be home two hours ago and just now came home.”

“Listen mom, I can explain…”

“Explain why you turned your phone off?  Explain why you let me worry for two hours with no word?”

“Mom, Benny ran out of gas and we had to walk to Casey’s on the edge of town. My cell apparently died as we were walking because when we got there it was dead.  Please don’t lecture me on my curfew, I didn’t…”

“No, you didn’t.  Didn’t think that I had worried.  Didn’t consider I have a meeting first thing in the morning I need to be well rested for.  I will lecture you, but not tonight.  Right now you need to go to bed and I need to calm myself down so I can finally sleep.”

“Mom, I really am sor…”

“Upstairs, we will talk tomorrow.”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – lecture

Positive For Peace

Don’t lecture me
About what is meant to be
I know this world can be rotten
I haven’t forgotten
But focus on the good
I am sure that you could
If you only give it a try
And stop asking why
Take just a moment for peace
Bad thoughts will then cease
And you will discover the world is more kind
To someone with a clear state of mind