Five Minute Friday: Goodbye

Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.  We set a timer, throw caution to the winds and try to remember what it was like to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. Write for 5 minutes flat on the prompt – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking


Goodbye

She was in the process of moving.  Since her husband died she was finding it harder and harder on her own.  It was time to be closer to her daughters.  Then, struck down herself she ended up in the hospital.  She seemed to be on the road to recovery … her daughter visited and brought a pot of tea, because the hospital tea was just too terrible.  They laughed together and parted with the words, I love you.  Then, a call; a turn for the worse.  When she arrived her mother had been moved to a private room but she didn’t understand the significance of this.  Her mother seemed to be asleep, but not a restful sleep, it looked like a death sleep.  Her daughter approached the bedside and leaned down to whisper in her ear, not knowing if she would hear, “It’s OK if you want to go and be with Dad,” she said.  And then the last words of goodbye, “I never thought of it that way.”

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8 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Goodbye

  1. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the
    layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?

    Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this
    one nowadays.

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    1. I’ve started to look forward to Fridays what with the Five Minute exercise and the Photo Challenge. I’ve been doing a lot of writing lately, and like they say, the more you do … I appreciate your encouraging comment.

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    1. I’ve been doing a lot of writing lately, and I’m finding it’s opened up the flow from brain to finger tips – it seems to be the old adage, the more you use it, the easier it becomes.

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