Jacob shinnied up the post with that special effortless agility only young boys are capable of. Reaching the top, he craned his neck to get a better view. Yep, this was the right one.
With considerable effort, he began removing the bolts holding the heavy street sign in place. He wasn’t sure why it was so important but if Grandpa said it was, Jacob had no reason to doubt the old man’s wisdom.
“Take pride in what you do, boy….always take pride.” He still wasn’t quite sure this was what Grandpa meant but he kept at what he was doing…proudly.
This story was written for the weekly flash fiction prompt Visual Dare 26: Up