A Memory

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Copyright: Melanie Greenwood @ https://thisismycorn.wordpress.com

She sat on the garden bench looking at the maze before her. She remembered their discussion when deciding on its intricacy. How they had laughed! They had been a family then: close-knit, caring, full of love and hope. And now …. Silent tears ran down her face as she remembered her beloved husband. Her heart ached for him; and for the twins who had left in anger and with the arrogance of youth. But maybe they would come home now for soon she would leave this world. Surely they wished to say goodbye?

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Why do you think the twins left?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(This post was inspired by Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. The challenge asks for bloggers to write a story in 100 words or less in response to the photo prompt.)


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25 thoughts on “A Memory

    1. I was thinking of those instances in which parents die and the children never reconcile with them. It is sad and I ask whether, in the end, whether pride is worth keeping if final goodbyes can never be said.

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  1. After the husband died, the boy twin was told that he was the man of the house now, but he was only 15 and he couldn’t cope with the responsibility. So the girl twin argued on his behalf with the mother and the whole situation escalated into lots of arguing … then a terrible, vicious fight between them all.

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  2. Okay – I cheated – I read the comments before thinking of my own ending – and so now am I all tainted and skewed. ha! jk. but how fun to give us this to chew on. and because I cheated – can I add a cheesy ending?

    The twins came busying through the door – she was no longer on the bench – but back up in her room – with the hospital bed – and with the photo of her and her beloved when they were teens – and there the teens stood – and one said, “Sorry we got so mad mom… we just are angry because illness sucks.” The other twin broke in with “but we’re learning to deal….”

    they set down the flowers – a soft smile appeared on the mom’s face – then twin one smiled, and then twin two smiled – and in the quietness of the room – and with wet eyes – there was a feeling of family love that was unbreakable…..

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