Title: Soldiers and Heroes
Challenge: Bedtime Stories
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
His father’s stories were always of soldiers and heroes and family history. The Falklands and the Somme were as familiar to the boy as Narnia was to his school-friends.
Once, he dared to interrupt a story about his grandfather.
“Please Daddy, can you read from my book instead?”
His father eyed the spaceship on the cover, and tossed it aside.
“Fantasy rubbish,” he declared dismissively. “I won’t have you wasting your time with this kind of thing.
The little boy knew better than to argue. There was no room for childish daydreams in the Becker household.
Only soldiers and heroes.