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Wouldn’t it be nice
if life
had handlebars?

A simple way to steer;

Something to hold
for balance;

A little bell,
to let people know
we were coming;

And a headlight
to help us see
the road in front of us.

Come to think of it,
how about some brakes?

This story was based on the prompt “handlebar” at TypeTrigger.

A Terrible Post-Training-Wheels Accident

It was time to take off the training wheels…


Dad tossed the screwdriver up and down. “You’re sure you’re ready for this?” he grunted.

Terrence crossed his arms, frowned, and nodded emphatically.

Later, in the hospital, Terrence held his dad’s hand.

“Be tough,” said Terrence. “They can fix you.”