The Defender


Jonathan Michael was his name.  As a young lad, he liked helping others, especially the unfortunate.   The fifth of eight children, he was the brightest and the most hard-working of the lot.  He was well-liked by his teachers and the shopkeepers who gave him odd jobs.  When asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said, “a solicitor”. 

“Why do you want to be dat?” Mother asked.

“So, I can defend the poor.  Jimmy’s family couldn’t afford a lawyer so his Da went to prison.”

Today, a monument’s erected for Jonathan Michael, “the defender of the poor”.

100 Words

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt Here. To read other stories or to participate, click Here

Posted for September 2020 Writing Prompts – #16 – Jonathan Michael was his name

18 thoughts on “The Defender

  1. Often, people who help the defenseless and the poor go just as unnoticed as they do. Much more notice, it seems to me, is given to entertainers and athletes than to those who quietly go about living a selfless life.

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