|Photo posted as prompt at Grandma's Goulash|
Each week, over at her Grandma's Goulash blog, Grandma posts a photo to inspire writers to compose a short story of 140 words, or a short-short story of 140 characters including spaces and punctuation.
I always like to try for the 140-character-count, and I also like to use The Word of the Week, which Grandma's daughter Calico chooses before she has seen the photo.
Here, in red, is my submission of 140 characters, containing the word backbone, to go with the photo above:
Roberto was willing to put up with the pain in his backbone for the sake of carrying his small son, plus a backpack, safely on his bicycle.
Of course, when Roberto gets his driver's licence back, there's no telling what he'll... no, seriously, folks, I am always terrified by those nylon-covered baby trailers people pull behind their bikes. A speeding tailgater will hit the baby trailer first, I'm sure. Of course, I could be wrong, but they scare me out of what wits I have left. This looks like a nice sturdy baby rig, though, especially for riding on cobblestones. (Not as bad as walking on them, either.)