Thursday Inspiration — Them’s the Breaks

“Those are some prodigious waves, aren’t they?” I said to my little girl on our weekend trip to the coast. “Do you see how that giant wave breaks against the rocks?”

Debbie looked at me and asked what ‘prodigious’ meant.

“Large,” I said, “remarkably so, titanic in size.”

“Titanic?” she asked. “Like that famous ship that sank?”

“Sort of,” I responded. The Titanic was a very large ship for its time. I doubt that there were any larger back then. Where did you hear about the Titanic, Debbie? Did you learn about it in school?”

“No, Daddy,” she said. “I watched the movie with Mom, silly.”

“Oh, she didn’t tell me that you watched that movie together.”

Since she threw you out of the house,” Debbie said, “you two barely speak to one another.” She let out a deep, disquiet sigh.

“The issues between your Mom and me have nothing to do with you, sweetie,” I said. “We both love you very much.”

“Yeah, I’m sure that’s what your relationship coach told you to say, right?”


Written for Jim Adams’ Thursday Inspiration prompt and for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (prodigious/coach), The Daily Spur (weekend/doubt), Ragtag Daily Prompt (titanic), MMA Storytime (school), and Your Daily Word Prompt (disquiet).

7 thoughts on “Thursday Inspiration — Them’s the Breaks

  1. newepicauthor April 8, 2021 / 7:30 pm

    This is such a cute story Fandango. I don’t blame the little girl for not knowing the meaning of prodigious, as I had to look it up also.

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  2. Marleen April 8, 2021 / 10:25 pm

    That’s sad. Also astute. But good that Daddy took her there.

    Liked by 2 people

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