http://magpietales.blogspot.com hosts a weekly writing prompt, write a small vignette or poem using the photo below as your inspiration. This is mine. . .
She couldn't help it.
She knew he was lying ... but what was she to do?
There he sat, apple by his side minus a child size bite.
"You took your sisters apple didn't you, Jake?"
He shook his head, eyes wide, eyebrows up.
"What's this then?"
She picked it up and showed him the bite.
"Who did this, Jake?"
"Your saying Scruffy, our dog took the apple from Lucy, had a bite and then put it by you?"
"You're sure it wasn't Sparky the cat?"
"No, it was definitely Scruffy ... I saw him do it!"
"Jake, is this a bit like the time I found you with chocolate all over your face when Scruffy took the cake and ate it?"
"Yes ... he's at it again mum!"
She wanted to smile.
"I tell you what then, Jake, would you keep an eye on him for me because it's very naughty of him to keep doing this."
"I'll do my best, but ....
"But what, Jake?"
"It's just ..."
"It's just what, Jake?"
"It's just I heard him tell Sparky that
he was going to eat Lucys chocolate bar later!"