An Old Photograph (Part 2): 99-Word Flash

Normally, this pedometer geek writer only writes one piece for the prompt at Carrot Ranch, but after editing out some of it, okay over half of it, there was so much left out that I felt that a little more needed to be told. So, another 99-word piece of writing (no more, and no less) is as follows:

An Old Photograph (Part 2)

In this family photograph, Dad was probably nine or ten. When I told him I liked the knickers, he told me he hated wearing them. According to him, his mother didn’t want him to grow up. Long pants were a sign of being a young man and keeping him in knickers kept him a little boy.

 Personally, I think she was more pragmatic than that; she could cut down her older son’s pants when he outgrew them, converting them, saving money. I couldn’t argue with him since I wasn’t there. Besides, he was my father and I loved him.

~Nancy Brady, 2021

To see the photograph, check out the previous post. To check out all the 99-word flash fictions for this week’s prompt, check out

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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4 Responses to An Old Photograph (Part 2): 99-Word Flash

  1. Charli Mills says:

    Such interesting perspectives! And I bet your Grandma would have had something to add.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Yes, I bet she would have. Grandma was a strong woman, with strong opinions (and the best cookie). She, with the help of her brother and sisters, reared those five by herself after her husband left. My dad was in first grade when it happened. His dad stopped him on the way to school, and that was the last time he ever saw him. According to some people who knew his father, he kept track of the kids, and knew what was going on with them. TMI.


  3. Jules says:

    Your piece reminds me of me having to wear ‘tights’ – I think though I never had the right size. I disliked how they didn’t fit and to this day am not a fan of ‘pantyhose’.

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  4. When I was younger, pantyhose never quite fit me either. On the other hand, the hose you had to attach to a garter always sagged after about ten minutes and fit even worse. .


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