Weekly Writing Challenge: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

James McAdams was not into children. At all. But he has to show friendliness to all if he is to become governor. He is going to start trying to be friendly today in church.


Sean McAdams was sleeping peacefully that early Sunday morning when his father walked into his room and woke him up.


“Get dressed”, he was told. For what reason, he didn’t ask. Even though he’s only seven years old, he knew better than to question his father’s orders.


Rachel Jones was in no mood to get out of bed. Her parents are getting ready for mass. Rachel, only three years old, knew nothing of masses and stuff like that. The whole family was wearing their ‘Sunday best’. Except me, Rachel thought. She unwillingly let her mother make her wear a pink outfit, which in her opinion was too stuffy, too snug, and too..pink.


They began the short walk to the town’s only church. As they were at the church’s gate, the bells tolled; it was already time for the mass. The family hurriedly entered the place and went to a quiet corner.


After the mass, James and his son Sean met the people at the exit. Some of them smiled, while others didn’t seem to care. Most of James’ supporters stayed behind, Rachel’s parents included.


“Well, don’t you have such a lovely little girl, Mrs. Jones?” James said while looking at Rachel.


“Well, thank you.” Rachel’s mother replied.


James bent down on one knee and told the little girl, “Hello little girl. What is your name?”


“Rachel.” she told him, not at all happy that she had to wear the stupid pink outfit for an extended period of time because of this man in the suit.


“Do you mind if I have a picture with her?” James asked Mr. Jones.


“Oh, not at all, Mr. James.” Rachel’s parents replied.


“Come, little girl. Let’s have a picture.” James said then held her hand. He took Sean’s hand as well, and motioned for his campaign photographer to take the shot.


“Smile!” the photographer said.


But no one was exactly in the mood because…

…James was not into children.

…Sean was still sleepy.

…Princess was feeling very uncomfortable under that pink dress.


And it all showed in that very disagreeable and awkward picture.



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Weekly Writing Challenge: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

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  1. www.marvalously.wordpress.com says:

    Good interpretation of the picture; the adult looks as if he doesnot belong, may very be a politician. Rachel should have run away when the photographer was snapping the picture, then we would have had some emotion from Mr. McAdams aka Mr. Mug Shot.

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