The old man down the street was terrible to the children. When the kids frisbee landed on his front lawn he ran out and grabbed it, yelling at them to keep off his grass.
When the boys baseball landed in his driveway he did the same. Neighbours began to wonder when he'd hold a yard sale to give back his confiscated items.
The area children avoided his house at Halloween. He didn't display a carved pumpkin and he didn't pass out candy.
At Christmas his house remained dark with no seasonal lights or decorations.
Neighbours wondered what was wrong with this guy. They'd never seen anyone so ornery.
And then one day something happened. A child new to the neighbourhood rang the old man's doorbell and asked if he'd sponsor her in the upcoming walk for charity. He said sure, sponsored her for $10 a kilometre and signed the pledge form as...
The Two Word Tuesday prompt was tetchy/ornery this week. Now get outta my face.