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What About The Children?

What About The Children?

It was Jimmy’s idea.

We’d get a load of kids like ourselves and just stand there, middle of the road, holding hands and singing. I mean, who’s going to run down a bunch of harmless kids?

The lead tank hit Jimmy first.

MikeJackson©2014

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Now that I'm retired I have more time to devote to writing my blog and creating short stories.

21 thoughts on “What About The Children?

  1. Reminded me of that guy at Tiananmen Square standing in front of that tank. I think he probably most likely inevitably got killed too.

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  2. Oof. That got me. Until the last line I was thinking of some kind of innocent, if dangerous, protest. Like their playground was being bulldozed. Great, hard-hitting punch line.

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  3. Man, that’s harsh. Particularly because you know it happens in the real world. Like Silverleaf, I didn’t see the ending coming, which made it even more intense. Nicely done, Mike! 🙂

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