A single parent raising three daughters, my mom ran a tight ship. There were rules for any and every thing, and the tiniest infraction resulted in severe punishment.
After becoming a mother, I took an opposite approach. There were no rules and punishments were non-existent. My daughter was a beautiful free-spirit, and I did not want to dull her shine. Others warned me about my lax approach; I brushed them off, remembering my mom’s harsh treatment.
As I entered the courtroom, I see my daughter sitting at the table with her attorney. I hoped the judge would be as lenient.
Word count: 100
This is my offering for Moral Mondays hosted by Nortina of Lovely Curses.
This week’s prompt is a common proverb we’ve probably all heard. Maybe you agree with it, maybe you don’t . . .
Spare the rod, spoil the child
Your assignment is to write a story/fable (in any genre) that will teach this lesson.
No need to use the moral in your post, just write the story and let your readers learn the lesson all on their own.
Please limit your fable to 100 words.
After you’ve written your 100-word fable, ping back to this prompt page by simply pasting this link somewhere on your post.
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Expect a recap of the previous week’s fables along with a new moral prompt every Sunday evening at 6:00 PM (EST).
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