© 2013 Aaron Atkinson

Bring a Gun to a Gunfight

This is Troy.

Last weekend he was playing in the shallow end of the pool with some other kids. Some of the other kids had water guns. Troy didn’t. He did his best to splash them back, but before long he was overwhelmed with the streams of water stinging his eyes and he began to cry. Dripping wet, and wiping water and tears from his bloodshot eyes, he ran into the comfort of his Dad’s arms.

His Dad gave him a big hug, a pair of goggles and an oversized water gun that had drifted idly to the edge of the pool.

Dad: You okay to go back in, big guy?

Troy: (with a big, devilish smile and a final sniffle) Yeah. Now I ROCK!


  1. Gunner
    Posted July 16, 2013 at 1:03 am | #

    Is Troy’s real name Aaron?

  2. Aaron Atkinson
    Posted July 16, 2013 at 12:42 pm | #

    Ha! Back in the day – yes. But today Troy’s real name is Troy. 🙂

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