Friday Fictioneers–27 September 2013

The a-door-able Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posted the following photo prompt for this week’s Friday Fictioneers meme. My 100-word story is below it. 

Photo Copyright--Rich Voza
Photo Copyright–Rich Voza

Splintered Relationship

“That goes against my grain,” Theodore grumbled.

“Don’t be such a stick-in-the-mud,” Isadore chided, about to come unhinged with his close-mindedness.

“For generations, the young saplings settled in near their parents and put down roots.”

“Just because that’s the way it’s always been doesn’t mean it’s the only way. They lead such sheltered lives, overshadowed by the past. They need to get out and experience life, to kindle new relationships. Personally, I don’t see what’s wrong with sending them to boarding school.”

 Theodore shook his head and said, “I adore you, my love, but you must have sawdust for brains.”

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