Taking Advantage

Posted: May 22, 2019 in Friday Fictioneers
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It’s Wednesday/Friday and Rochelle Wisoff-Fields has posted a thought-provoking photo taken by J Hardy Carroll to prompt our Friday Fictioneers gang to write a 100-word story.

My Aisha is talented, she shorely is. The first time that child picked up a crayon I knowed she was something special. Didn’t stay inside the lines, drew purplish cows and green moons.

On tuther hand, her brothers were all dumb as posts. No pappa should say that bout his own children but it’s God’s truth.
They proved it too. They’s all dead now. Drugs. Guns. Vehicular accidents.

But Aisha, she be sellin her paintings for five-hundred dollars a pop.

What? Hell no. I don’t let her keep that money. I’m the clever one in this family.


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  1. granonine says:

    Poor Aisha. One of these days she’s going to cut the ties. I hope.

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  2. Dear Lish,

    I think someone need to take Daddy or Mama out o dat picture. Aisha need to be keeping it and making a name for her own self. Love the story and the voice. Well done.



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  3. neilmacdon says:

    Great story. A wonderful voice. And building to that unexpected climax

    Liked by 1 person

  4. great stuff. Reminds me of “my kid could paint that” about the prodigy whose parents capitalized on her talent.

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  5. Great story – loved the voice – very believable.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  6. Iain Kelly says:

    I think Pappa needs to take a look at himself and figure out he may be to blame for what happened to his sons…. Great voice.

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  7. Poor Aisa, milked by her papa.
    I hope she finds her own way, one of those days, and soon …

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  8. plaridel says:

    he’s a bad dude. aisha needs a prince to rescue her from her plight.

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  9. Pappa may well end up going the same way as his sons, then she’ll be able to reach her full potential.

    My story – ‘A stab in the dark’

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  10. pennygadd51 says:

    Good story, excellent voice, great twist – nice work, Lish!

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  11. draliman says:

    Child exploitation. I hope when she gets old enough she cottons on.
    Funny, I originally called the girl “Aisha” too, until I had to cut out a million words.

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  12. A good story, Alicia. No wonder he loves her talent and his son’s turned out so bad. He wasn’t a good role model. I hope Aisha catches on and moves away him taking her talent with her. Well written. —- Suzanne

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  13. Dale says:

    I’m hoping Aisha encounters someone who will lead her away from Papa’s shenanigans.
    Well done and great voice, Alicia.

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  14. Scuse my french but what a bastard, living on his daughters success, makes me sick. Good take

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  15. Sounds like Aisha needs to get out of there and on her own. Nice use of voice here. I’m sure there are lots of parents like that out there.

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  16. Love it. Great characterisation.

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  17. Liz Young says:

    Aisha will fight back one day – then hel’ll be sorry.

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  18. I sure hope so. Thanks.


  19. Sounds like Dad’s gonna ride that cash cow as far as she will carry him.

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  20. Well he’s not a nice man. Hopefully he’ll meet a bigger bully than him sometime soon. Nice voice as usual, Alicia

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  21. I don’t like Aisha’s father much, but the story is wonderfully woven. I enjoyed the voice as well. Nicely done!

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  22. I enjoyed reading your story accompanied by the southern drawl. It gave the characters
    a very different twist. Her Poppa needs to get his own money. It looks like his
    conrtolling ways may turn out to be a problem for Aisha. It makes you wonder
    if the boys went in the opposite direction to get away from his control.
    I smiled when I read the line with the – blue cows and green moon – my youngest
    daughter drew in that way. I always thought it was clever. Great story, Lish …
    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend … 😍
    Izzy 😎

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  23. Margaret says:

    Fascinating story. I love the voice, and the turn-around at the end which adds a whole new layer to the story.

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  24. subroto says:

    Ha! Ha! Great voice, daddy is no different from many parents of celebrities dotting the landscape.

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  25. Abhijit Ray says:

    Aisha is. a good kid. Is her father using her earning to pay for his bad habits?

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  26. Poppa needs to be a real creep. Good story, Alicia.

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  27. With a parent like that it’s a curse to have talent.

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  28. Wow…so much going in in so few words!
    Wonderfully entertaining, Alicia.

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  29. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh it started so lovely then … horrible dad. Well told story. Hope she gets wise to him soon.

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