Today a man’s worth is measured by his net and not his words…
Lillie McFerrin posts a “Five Sentence Fiction” prompt.
This week it is: Words
To My Son, William
You need to get up, get to work, and make some money, William.
Son, you can’t continue on like this while your family is starving.
I didn’t raise you up to be like this.
I taught you that a man is only as good as his words; though as I look back, I should have said “works” or, better yet, “only as good his actions”.
Better still, I probably should’ve just told you to get a damn job.