The Great Speech Maker

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields

“We have reached the mountaintops, the first step on our way to the stars.  With much effort we have scaled these heights, overcome these obstacles.  We can turn and look back across the dusty plain of adversary, the desert of our past, and be proud of our accomplishments.  We have done it on our own, with our own two feet.  We…”

“Dad, do you have to do this every time we go hiking?”

“Quiet dear, he’s on a roll.  This one might even be more epic than his “Pit of Despair” speech he gave when we visited the Grand Canyon.”

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Word count = 100

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57 thoughts on “The Great Speech Maker

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      For now the youngster can stay highly embarrassed without realizing that (s)he will someday be the embarrassing one. We can’t escape that fate of turning into our parents…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. I’ll be honest – I had originally want to use the elements of the photo as allegory, but when I tried, it all sounded like a silly cliche, and thus the story was born.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yes, that’s what dads seem to do best, at least embarrass their children. Yes, “adversity”. I think I let spellcheck fill it in without being sure I had it right. Thanks.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The son (or daughter) doesn’t recognize the entertainment factor, just the embarrassment factor, but the wife gets it… And I’m sure he takes an awful lot of photos – you can read that either way you want ;)

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  1. Norma

    “…the first step on our way to the stars…be proud of our accomplishments. We have done it on our own, with our own two feet.” That was some speech.
    Poor kid! Seems like the speeches come in with the trip wherever they go to.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I think some people are full of self-importance. Others are full of something else ;) I’m not sure, but there are some that are like that.

      Thanks.

      (My dad is an introvert, so few soliloquies, perhaps only when actually needed… My mom is quite gregarious. Not soliloquies as much as talking in general…)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It must have been a great occasion. Father made a speech. Mother had a tear in her eye. I’m not sure what it was about, but I’m sure it was momentous…

      Yeah, I think your right

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