Mother, May I?


As they drove home from the city, the sky looked ominous. They were late and her mother was going to be waiting on her dinner. They had needed time to themselves today. Her mother was always there. They never had any alone time. She hated thinking things like this. Her mother was ill. They had stayed as late as possible and had even had a wonderful French dinner.

Because her mother felt badly, she didn’t want anyone else to feel good so she always gave them the evil eye when they laughed even the tiniest bit at home. Sometimes she shocked herself at the sound of her own laughter, she heard it so seldom.

As they got out of the car, they heard voices in the house and laughter. What could that be? They raced inside. There sat her mother with friends, talking, laughing, looking quite guilty. She sat down at the table and cried. #amwriting #amblogging #writing #romance #depression

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Rosemary Carlson

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3 thoughts on “Mother, May I?

  1. Wonderful story, Rosemary! She was feeling guilty about being gone for so long yet when she got home she found her mother having a good time! I think maybe she is feeling a little guilty. It’s good for her mother to have fun in the midst of her being sick.

  2. I feel sorry for her, but also a little chuckle at her mother having her friends round when she thought she wouldn’t get caught! Nice take.

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