Questions for Dad


“Dad, are you and Mom going to get back together?” Miguel asked his father.

José shook his head.  “No, mi hijo.”

“Why not?”

“We don’t love each other anymore.”

“Is it because of Juanita?”  Juanita was the woman José was living with.  They met a year ago at a mutual friend’s barbecue.

“No.  Things changed between your mother and me long before I met Juanita.”

“Are you going to marry Juanita?”

“One of these days, yes.”

“So, she’s going to be my step-mother?”


“Does that mean that I will have to call her Mom?”

José shook his head.  “No, son.”

Miguel looked relieved.  He looked about him.  They were a little ways from shore.  His brow creased.  Looking down in the water, he asked, “Dad, do you know if there are any sharks here?”

“No, Miguel, there are no sharks around here.”

“Are you sure?”

“I’m positive.”


“Any more questions?”

“No, I don’t think so.”

“Good.  Now, let’s just enjoy our time together.”

165 Words

This was written for Aspiring Writers hosted by Priceless Joy and Joe. For more information visit Here.  To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit Here.

18 Replies to “Questions for Dad”

    1. Yes. The curiosity of children is such a wonderful thing. Their minds are just eager to absorb things. I had a cousin who used to ask his parents, especially, his father lots of questions. Sometimes I end up learning new things too because of questions he asks me which leads us to Google to find the answers. Thanks, Jade 🙂 I’m delighted that you enjoyed it.

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      1. I have had moments like that myself where a child asks a question that I never considered to ask myself. It really is fascinating to see the world through a child’s eyes, but at the same time, quite sad because it shows how much we’ve changed as we’ve grown older.

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  1. Separation and new relationship that Jose is into has been hard for Miguel. Was he thinking of pushing his dad into shark infested water?


    1. Divorce is always hard on children. No, pushing his Dad into shark infested waters never occurred to Miguel. He was just asking about sharks because he was afraid that there might be some in the water.


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