What’s It Mean to Kill a Mockingbird?

Thanks as always to Rochelle for Friday Fictioneers. I am a bad writer in this community because I know I don’t respond and reciprocate as I would like or as I used to do. No excuses. We all have them. 💔 However, please know that those of you who do comment, I love you to bits. 🙂

What’s It Mean to Kill a Mockingbird?

I read To Kill a Mockingbird but, god, I wish you were here to discuss it with me. There’s no one else.

Daddy said it was liberal nonsense and Momma said I should be reading the Bible. You know my siblings. The only person who cared about learning was you.

I might join the Army like you.

I’m deeply afraid of being stuck. Folks here never think beyond what folks before them thought, meaning no new idea ever flows through here. They’re scared of new. Face it, they’re scared of thoughts.

I’m scared.

I’m afraid I’ll become just like them.


Sascha Darlington

17 thoughts on “What’s It Mean to Kill a Mockingbird?

  1. Very poignant, Sascha. You’ve portrayed well how a neglected intellect can atrophy.

    To Kill A Mockingbird is a great book. I’ve often wondered if there was any correlation to Scout Finch and your dog.

    P.S. Thing, the puppy on my lap, likes the raindrops floating down your page. She’s trying to jump on my computer to get at them.

    1. lol your puppy sounds like a cat!
      No, I can’t take credit for naming Scout. I was just supposed to be a foster but a lot of English Shepherds hit the rescue because of a hoarding/abuse situation so as the months went on I realized I couldn’t let him go. By that time it was really too late to rename him. I have no regrets over failing as a foster with him or not renaming him…although I frequently say: Scoutie and people think it’s Scottie. 🙂
      Thanks for reading! 🙂

      1. You may be onto something. She likes to attack the curtains, too.

        You didn’t fail as a foster. You found Scout the best possible home.

      1. Thanks. Her real name is Maxine, but she’s never called that. When she first came home, the other dogs refused to acknowledge her. I tried to get them interested with, “What is that thing?” “Get that thing.” The Thing stuck. Now, she’s Thing, Miss Thing, Thingleberry Robinson, Thingus McGee, Thing-A-Ma-Bob, etc…

      2. LOL! Love it. My son’s cat’s name is Moondust but he has decided he was forced into naming her such. She is now Kat. Miss Thing is great.

  2. Sascha. What a brilliant write. I loved it.
    And silly me… that comment re: Thing was supposed to go under Nobbin’s comment… Sigh,

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