Today I face another Raven's Challenge.
Words for this week's 10-word challenge are: officer, candid, drowning, turtles, sugar-coated, prospecting, shame on you, recliner, luggage, brains
And for the mini: paragon of virtue, cats-in-the-cradle, swamp, sprinkles, garbage
Charlie Johnson was walking indignantly down the side walk. He promised him, yes he did, he promised to let him go his grandmothers. He was pulling his luggage behind him. Packed were all that was necessary for his stay, swimming trunks, goggles, and water shoes. He packed it himself. He was promised when it still had snow, to be able to stay at his grandmothers, when the weather was warm and they, his parents ,would be off work. That was today.
He asked but his father stayed in the recliner, making no effort to call grandma. His mother was still in bed. He would walk there. He couldn't wait to catch the turtles in the lake by grandma's.
Joe Johnson was talking to the officer. He gave the officer a photo. June Johnson was angry at her husband. "You would think that anyone with brains would be able to look after a six year old ." Both parents were scolding themselves.
The officer was open and candid, there was no sugar-coating the danger the child was in. Prospecting for the child was more difficult than for gold. There was the possibility of drowning in the near by river, or abduction by some sick minded person. The ringing phone drew the attention of everyone in the room. Joe got to the phone first. It was his mother, who started her conversation with" Shame 0n you." A very tired, and hungry child had found his way to her door. All were glad and thankful that Charles was safe.