What follows is in response to the 100 Word Challenge, authored by the soothing Velvet Verbosity. The word this week is "Harsh".
"Don't you think you were a bit harsh?", she asked.
"I suppose maybe I was."
"Why? What happened to 'Love, Kindness and Understanding'?"
"There's a time and a place for everything. This wasn't it."
"But you've always said .."
"I know what I've always said. Don't throw my words back at me."
"It just seemed a bit hypocritical, that's all."
"No, it was not hypocritical. It was Kindness. He has so many lessons to learn - I needed to teach him this one before he learned it the hard way. Better me than someone with no kindness in their heart for him."