I wrap the cumbersome blanket around me. Henry really should have packed a lighter one! That was the problem with him. He could never think for himself and constantly needed to be told what to do! What to think! I was so tired of mothering him and being – let’s just say it – his brain. How I longed to be with someone who would take charge and allow me to be just me for a while.
“Come on Henry! We really need to move along!”
My impatience causes him to walk a little faster but I know, in a few moments, he will be back to his shuffling walk. Oh, the frustration of it! I long to scream, to hurl out my frustration into the open universe.
Finally we arrive at he parking lot. Spotting our car quickly, I swiftly move between the cars and people to reach my destination. Opening the trunk, I stuff the blanket inside. Regretting the loss of my jacket, I climb inside the car, start it, and switch on the heater. Henry will take his time and I refuse to wait out in the cold for him!
Would she really be happier with someone who took charge?
(This piece of creative writing was inspired by Kellie Elmore’s Free Write Friday word bank)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013