55-Single Dad

Jim buckled his sick baby in a car seat.
After 5 tries,
He started the engine.
“God helps me, ”
Jim murmured,
His wife left him for a richer man,
He became Sam’s mom then,
Jim doesn’t want to remarry yet,
He is not sure he can ever trust another woman in his life again.


Write a story, or a poem, or anything that is fiction  in 55 words. Give it a try and notify  G-man

I used web tool to count my writing which is exactly 55 words… WORDCALCULATOR

This is the first time Jingle writes a story in fiction for Flash Friday 55.
Single Dad is inspired by Brian Miller at Brian with his 55 titled Single Mom,

Thank YOU, Brian, for being such a creative writer and an inspiration to your readers,

Single Dads needs attentions too, agree?

Happy Weekend to YOU all!
😉  😉  😉

44 thoughts on “55-Single Dad

  1. It will not be simple
    It will not take long
    It will take all your breath.

    (My parenting mantra, when I was a single mom)

    Well done, Jingle. Great follow up to Brian’s post, too.

    Mine is a juicy combo-pack this week- it is here and also, just because I couldn’t stop myself… also, here.

  2. As great a blessing as our children are, I’m sure it’s very difficult to be a single parent. Despite the fact that I’m not a single parent, I still find it over-whelming sometimes!

    Single Dads are unsung heroes indeed!
    Love the way you did it all in just 55!
    Excellent 55!

    p.s You are multi talented!

  4. This is awesome. We all get hurt badly atleast once in life, but then we have to start trusting and loving again, otherwise we hurt ourselves not others.

  5. what a wonderful post. I have know a few single Dads and they have done a wonderful job. I hope you have an amazing Friday..

  6. Point-Counterpoint!
    Sort of like Tag-Team 55’s?
    Great Job My Friend.
    If you need inspiration, Brian’s da Man!
    Thank you for visiting and playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End…G

  7. Excellent. Better to take his time than go on the rebound with a woman. Well done. Happy Easter to you and your family. Mine is up on my Portrait of Words blog 🙂

  8. A very difficult job whether you’re a man or a woman. 😦

    Welcome to Flash Fiction 55 and thankyou for taking the time to read mine and comment.

  9. Poor Dad. Deserted, sick child, temperamental car… He must think he’s got a target on his back. I hope he is able to move on and meet a woman who will live him and his son.

    Nice job.

  10. This is such a tough subject. There is a lifetime of hurt and regret for either parent in these situations. There are somethings even a Buzzard won’t touch.

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  14. So sad and hard to be a single parent; I know this from experience. I love my son, but sometimes I found myself so lost that I didn’t know which way to turn, but I found that in order to be a good parent I had to admit to my son when I’d made a mistake and ask him to forgive me. I would ask him at the end of each week, if I’d done something wrong and if so maybe he could help me fix it. We kind of grew up together, so I guess you can say we raised each other. I wanted so badly to be the perfect parent to show everyone I could do, instead I ended up being a very human parent, mistakes and all and if I could, I’d do it all over again.
    This piece brought out all kinds of memories and emotions. Job well done. Be blessed.



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