Blind Faith

 

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields – Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll 

Chantal was five today, and we played her favourite game.
When she was three someone asked why she didn’t wear a blindfold like everyone else.
‘If the other children wear blindfolds, then I want one too,’ she declared.
I smiled, she needed to be like everyone else, inclusive, and fair.
It was as if she had a sixth sense and pinned the tail on the rear rump of the donkey accurately. How does she do it?
‘I just imagine what you describe. Am I right?’ she said.
Next week her Labrador arrives, and we’ll watch them walk in the park.

 

 

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19 responses to “Blind Faith

  1. Awwww this is so lovely. She has a brilliant imagination for her condition. Love this

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  2. A dog; best present ever!

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  3. Awww … I hope the Labrador will give her more freedom.
    She looks like she’s a pretty strong little girl already. Nicely done …
    Isadora 😎

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  4. Nice story, I liked the idea of the disadvantaged child wanting to ensure all children were treated the same.

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  5. Such a wonderful thing when you for once have all the advantage.

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  6. A lovely story, James. A labrador should make a great guide dog for Chantal. They seem so gentle and good with children. Well written. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  7. That was simultaneously poignant and heartwarming. Nicely done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  8. this is truly heartfelt. well done.

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  9. I love that she will not let her disability affect her living live. Nicely done, James.

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  10. I love how she wanted to be treated like everyone else!

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  11. I have a feeling that nothing’s going to stop Chantal as she goes through life.

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  12. What Penny said! Well done, James.

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  13. She’s blind, I’m sure. The Lab will be her constant companion and her eyes. A lovely story.

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  14. Clever story, subtly told, James. An excellent example of ‘Show, don’t tell!’

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  15. I REALLY liked that story! I’ve had blind friends who “saw” much more than I did, and tripped over less. hehe! 🙂 ❤

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  16. Sharon Frame Gay

    This is a sweet story, James. I really enjoyed it.

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  17. I wonder what gift the Labrador will reveal. Heightened smell maybe?

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