Unconditional Love

Friday Fictioneers!

This week’s photo prompt is submitted by Courtney Wright! 

dadsshoes


My daughter was standing at the front door with duct tape in her hands. As soon as I entered and saw her, I couldn’t help but sob. She must’ve overheard the conversation I had with her mother the other day about how my shoes are ruined and the thumb sticks out. I don’t know how my 7-year-old daughter understands that I cannot buy new shoes. We sat down and fixed my shoes together with the tape. When it was done, she gave me a smile and said she loved me.

I’ll work harder now. My little princess deserves better.


(99 words)

33 thoughts on “Unconditional Love

  1. Aww… so sweet! Little ones pay a lot closer attention than we give them credit for! Well done! ❤

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  2. Such a sweet story, the innocence of children.

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  3. That brought a lump to the throat. Well told.

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    1. Glad you liked it Michael😊

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  4. Lovely little tale. Kids observe and understand a lot that we don’t give them credit for.

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    1. True that! Thanks for dropping by😊

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  5. Dear Shivam,

    This one goes straight to the heart. Beautifully written.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  6. Very sweet. Kids pick up on so much.

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  7. So moving and absolutely delightful. Definitely an ‘aww’ moment

    My FriFic tale is called Jim and Jan!

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    1. Oh thank god! That’s what I was aiming for. Glad you liked it😊

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  8. This is a warm and touching snapshot of a perceptive child and her daddy. Well done.

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  9. Sweet and poignant. How many fathers are prompted to strive by their children? Nicely done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  10. Loves wins all the time 🙂

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    1. Especially when it’s your daughter for whom you are a superhero! Thanks for stopping by😊

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  11. Somehow I see her standing in the doorway, wearing a flowered dress, that has a few buttons buttoned wrong, and a smile that would melt the sun. Love this story.

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    1. Now I am picturing her like that only😅 thanks for that cute visual

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      1. You’re welcome 😉

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  12. Ahhh, sweet tale. We both wrote similar stories this time around – involving children and parents.

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    1. Oh! I’ll read that right away😀

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  13. Love it… but the daughter seems to be understanding…

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  14. So sweet. They hear and understand way more than we think…

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    1. Indeed they do. Thanks for stopping by😊

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  15. Wow! What a caring, hard working mother! She is wonderful! Nice story

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    1. Thanks😊. When I wrote it, it was from the perspective of a father. But sure, the narrative can also be from the mother’s perspective. I just wanted to show that the daughter understands the hardships their parents go through. Thanks for reading and commenting😊

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  16. Such a touching story, heart-achingly poignant.

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    1. Glad you liked it jillyfunnel😊

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