"His thoughts are too scattered, just give him a moment to collect." This advice within the high pitched laugh of a well-meaning mother. The tour guide had simply meant to ask her son a simple question, how could the guide know that the son had no intention of answering?

"Well." The guide sputtered, looking for a simpler way to ask the stubborn child with almond eyes if he liked the zoo. Finding nothing suitable, he reached into the cage behind him and pulled out a red snapper. "Here, hold it."

The child held his hands out and mewed with delight. He took the turtle and smiled at the shape of its tale.

A zookeeper rushed out. "Goddamn it, Johnson

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Autism bad parenting disaster set-up

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Prompt (write a story including these elements)

hero Turtle
villain Zeno
goal Go the distance
Prompt suggested by Galen

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