Our place (Friday Fictioneers)

Jessie Ansons

Image by Jean L. Hays Image by Jean L. Hays

‘Can you see the car, George?’

George bounces on the spot and points. ‘Car!’

We’re sitting side by side on the front step. Traffic rumbles past just metres away. Not the best place to bring up children. But you do the best with what you’ve got.

‘Look, George! It’s a truck. Can you say truck?’

‘Quack, quack.’

‘No, not a…’

‘Quack, quack.’

‘Well, close enough.’

My son looks at me with big blue eyes and smiles. I bundle him up in my arms and carry him inside.

Not the best place to bring up children.

But this is our place.

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Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island was my 5th book in my 100 book challenge and I’ve written a short review here. For someone who never used to read much (I hear you gasp – a writer who doesn’t like reading!?)…

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