To My Son, William: Five Sentence Fiction

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

Pic from Lillie McFerrin

Pic from Lillie McFerrin

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.

Randy Mazie


5 thoughts on “To My Son, William: Five Sentence Fiction

  1. I think a man, at least in many circles, is measured first by his words and secondly by his worth. Of course people should work, whether for pay or at home or a combination. Character is most important, but character and a job is even better! 🙂

    And then there are people who are characters.


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