OMG

“OMG”. Little Sally had been saying that a lot lately. She had heard someone on tv say ‘oh my God’, and when she said it, Mother told her not to take the Lord’s name in vain, “He is a gift”, if she heard it again she would get a spanking. Little Sally didn’t get it, didn’t know what ‘vain’ meant, definitely didn’t want a spanking. She asked Grandma, who said Mother thumped the Bible a bit much. Older Sister said, “Just say OMG”, so that’s what she was doing, not taking anything in vain. Mother just rolled her eyes.

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Charli Mills latest… September 12, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the greatest gift. Answer it as if it were a question, or show what it could be. Go where the prompt leads you!

That 99 words always throws me off, I write 100 and realize it’s 99 and have to take 1 out. Here’s my story this week for the Literary Community.

9 responses

  1. As cliche as it is, I use it all the time! Clever take…

  2. Loved it, good job

  3. OMG!
    The way kids interpret the language, the sayings is priceless.

  4. a nice one on the prompt

  5. Out of the mouths of the children –
    There were things I didn’t know the meaning of that I repeated.
    I finally found out that one foreign phrase I was repeating (when I was maybe three) just meant “bowl of vegetable soup!”

  6. Language is fascinating with all its unwritten cultural rules and generational fixes.

  7. This is great Ted! Very clever sister.

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