Father & Daughter #100WCGU

“Who is it supposed to be?”

“Probably some well-known person from round here.”

“Why’s he wearing no shoes?”

“Don’t know.”

“Do you think he was homeless?”

“What makes you think that?”

“He has no shoes.”

“But you don’t always have shoes on.”

“And he has long hair.”

“So do you.”

“Are homeless people just like me then?”


“But I sometimes don’t wear shoes and I have long hair.”

“But you have a home.”

“Why did they build a statue of him instead of giving him a home?”

“I don’t know.”

“Poor homeless man.”

“Yes, people can do strange things.”

(This post is part of the 100 Word Challenge for Grown-Ups series run by The Head’s Office. It is a grown-up version of the 100 Word Challenge for children that I have been doing with the children in my class this year. For more information, click here.)

6 Replies to “Father & Daughter #100WCGU”

  1. I love this! what a great use iof the prompt. I wonder what the children would make if it. I love the thoughts the ending poses. Great to see you on the 100WCGU! Next week – yes?

    1. Thanks for the comment. Yes, I’ll definitely be back next week!

  2. great idea using just dialogue – might try that next time x

  3. Loved seeing him through a child’s eyes and loved the ending which gives even more thought to the conversation.
    Popping in from The Head’s Office 🙂

  4. This is wonderful. You’ve managed something so complete yet thought provoking with just 100 words!

  5. What a great take on it. Dialogue works so well. Excellent piece. x

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