Mummy Took Me To Watch The Hanging Today
A fun day out for all the family
WARNING - CONTENT REFLECTS TITLE & IMAGE. IF YOU KEEP READING, THAT'S ON YOU.
Little chin upturned, big eyes stretched in owlish fascination. Watching in innocence the unknown man step forward to his fate. Does the man's face look wet? His trousers?
"He's naughty, mama says. This is what happens to Bad Men. I watch the hooded man pull the lever, and the Bad Man's legs jerk. His eyes bulge and his tongue sticks out. He goes a funny colour. Papa laughs and says 'look, he's dancing!' The hooded man must be the good man. I'm going to be just like him when I grow up. I'm going to pull the lever for pennies."
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If you are interested in the story behind the story: This is was inspired by a brief conversation I had recently. Amazing to reflect how times have changed! Of course, we don't consider this family entertainment anymore. We watch Eastenders instead.
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Nice job with putting this from the perspective of a child trying to assimilate the meaning of what was happening. Obviously if Mummy and Daddy were HUNG UP about the event then the hung man must have been bad; thus it follows the masked executioner is the good guy. Also, I note the use of ‘Mummy’ instead of Mommy. That 9n itself made me chuckle. Good work.
Excellent writing. Love that you didn't hold back. Also I loved your Trigger Warning, well said. Congrats.
Eastenders! Lol. Great work. ☺️😂👍
Hey L.C. sorry for being a double commenter but I just had to say congratulations of Top Story! 🎉 I am aware that I am saying it a tad late and you have my most sincere apologies for the delay!
Ugh!!! and lol at the same time. The dancing reference made me chuckle, but the reality was quite grim.... (Mixed emotions) Congrats on your Top Story!
Congratulations. This was well done
Powerful reminder that children act as we teach them.
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Ugh, so horrible! This microfiction was good!… but it’s horrible that people used to gather to watch public hangings for entertainment. At least now we watch people pretend to die and in movies… right?
Ah, the innocence of children... 😬
I don't know why, but I'm reminded of the torture method for the blood eagle. Here's an YouTube link for it. https://youtube.com/shorts/cJfgD56ODc0?feature=share Your story reflects about how impressionable people are, especially when we're children. Teaches You that if positive emotional reactions are associated with negative things, we'll desire for those bad things. Hopefully mummy and daddy won't be up there when the little grows up, pulling the lever for pennies.
This is wondering gruesome. Well done and congrats on the top story!
Gosh that was dark but brill! Well done! Great top story.
Congratulations L.C., a much-deserved top story award!
Yes! Glad to see this one made it! Congratulations, LC!
Oh wow L.C. This conjures up so many emotions. Very sad, but imagine it was realistic. Congratulations on Top Story
Congrats on the Top Story
Wow. It caught my attention. Was looking for more.
Oh, blimey. I didn't like the way this made me feel but it's great just for that reason.
Sheesh. Fun times back then. And I thought reality TV was bad! Also, Eastenders...didn't realise you were a Brit! Well done on a great story and well deserved Top Story!
Congratulations on Top Story!
Congratulations on your Top Story
Very visual , wow. Some kids would really think that way if there is no proper parental guidance. Nicely done within 100 words
Well thought out and thought-provoking article. Well done here.