Thursday 16 May 2013

I Told You....

"I told you so. I told you so. I told you so."

His voice resonated in my head. So much I hated his whining, especially when he was right.... Again.

"I told you. I told you", his nagging voice was relentless. "I told you that if we kept going, eventually, we'd get to the edge of the world. And just like I told you, there'd be a fence to stop us from falling off. I told you. I told you. I told you..."

And in that moment, I loathed him more than ever. If  I could have killed him, I would have. But what chance does a six year old girl have against her eight year old brother.

Aqueduct -Sarah Ann Hall
Written for Friday Fictioneers photo prompt.


  1. That's fantastic, darling. The set up brought to mind (for me, at least) Hobbits and the like, so the last sentence just brought a giant smile to my face.

  2. Oh, yeah, I can hear and see that happening. Fun!


  3. Oh dear.. those cruel little rascals... could grow into a life-time resentment.

  4. Dear Roger,
    Adorable story. I didn't see that ending coming and I loved it.

  5. When I was eight, with a six-year-old sister, I'm sure she would have tried or did try to kill me at times. :)

  6. Lovely. Great use of repetition within your 100 words. Really like this. :)