A decision is made

This is week 156 of Sonya’s “Three Line Tales” writing challenge.

“We’re making plans for you, Nigel”, Grandpa said. It was early evening, before dinner, and we were sitting by the lower pool with our legs dangling in the warm water. “Your father wants you in the business, and I agree.”

I didn’t want that. I knew what their business was, and I wanted no part of it. But I liked the luxury, the benefits, the fearful respect, the influence it gave the family, so I didn’t tell him my thoughts.

I was scared of Grandpa. I’d heard about what happened to people who upset him. So I nodded my head, and I was committed. For life.

Thanks for reading,

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Photo by Sam Loyd on Unsplash. This post is 129 words.

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