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Sadje brings us her weekly “What Do You See?” Monday Challenge.
You can write a post on your blog and create a ping-back to link to the original post.
Write an original story, poem or a caption.
I will try to re-blog your response on my blog.
There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.
I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.
Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee
Does this picture inspire you to write something?
100 Years and Counting
By Tessa Dean November 2020
Myrtle sadly left her granddaughter’s home. Today was her birthday and although they served her favorite dinner, which they did every Sunday, today was like any other day. She left the house, trying not to let the tears show. How could they have forgotten her birthday. Today she was 100 years old and in perfect health.
Her grandson William walked her home, guiding her with her arm in the crook of his elbow. She felt like grabbing it back and storming off. It was only a few blocks so she could handle it on her own.
However, she had been taught not to be rude and so she left her arm where it was and continued up the street to her house.
In the side yard she saw something flickering between the trees. It was dark except for that small flickering light. William guided her to the side yard.
“Surprise,” everyone yelled. Myrtle looked around and saw shadows stepping out of the trees. On the picnic table was a cupcake with one lit candle. A light was turned on and the area was well lit now. She could see her family and all the different birthday cakes they knew she liked appeared on the table next to the cupcake, including a tray of cupcakes for the children.
Now Myrtle allowed the tears to flow. “I love you guys,” she mumbled through her tears. And here she thought they had all forgotten.
Her granddaughter said, “I bet you thought we had forgotten, but you know Nana we would never forget your birthday and today you are 100 years old. What a special day and we wanted to surprise you.” She hugged her grandmother tight.
Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses
New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com
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About my life – http://www.tessacandoit.com
Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/
Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.
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