Once Upon a Summer

For this week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups prompt Julia decided on the below picture to help tell a story. At first I was thinking of something happy but as I started to write, the characters just did their own thing. Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

“My mom and I used to come here every summer,” Bernadette said.

Lucy looks around. “Is she here today?”

Bernadette shakes her head. “No,” she said as she turns to Lucy. “She got really sick last year,” Bernadette continued.

“Is she all better now?” Lucy said.

Bernadette looks down and shakes her head. “No,” she said.

“I’m sorry.” Lucy said.

Bernadette smiles. “Don’t be,” she said as she looks at her reflection. “Mommy is in a better place now and she’s not feeling pain anymore.” Bernadette looks at Lucy and smiles. “That’s what’s important.”

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5 thoughts on “Once Upon a Summer

  1. I almost cried reading this, I think many of us went the solemn route with this one – it has that atmosphere about it.

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