Thursday, October 29, 2009

Flash Fiction Friday - Mom






Best of Intentions
By Kathleen Kimball-Baker


Sally’s white hair sparkled in afternoon sunlight
She lifted her head from the couch.


“Where am I?”
 “You’re with me, Mom.”
“I don’t know what’s happening anymore.”
“It’s OK. I’ll take care of you, promise.” 


Light shifted, glistening off little white bristles on Sally’s chin.
Her daughter had promised once
she’d always keep those plucked.




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So about last week's 55 . . .


Honestly, I don't know where this stuff comes from.
Which is why I just love participating in Flash 55 Friday.
 I sit down and what comes flying down from my imagination
 and through my fingers into the keyboard is what you see.
I know that that I've red bits and pieces about Aboriginal people
of Australia and the Dream Time and creation stories.
I know that I've always wanted to go to Uluru, that it calls to me.
And so all that coalesced into last week's strange little tale.
That's as much as I know, folks!
(Hope that's enough 'splainin' for Ms Boomer!)


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To join the fun, write any story you like in 55 words (no more, no less).


Then tell Mr. Knowitall, aka G-Man by leaving a a comment

on his own Flash-55 post.






7 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

I so enjoy your writing abilities....your 55s are always enjoyable. As is this one. Seems to me you're writing about ME! LOL


Have a terrorific Halloween tomorrow---

My 55 is a two-parter this week...

Trick or Treats HERE

Brian Miller said...

wonderfully written kathleen...a bit sad if i read it right. hate it when the mind starts to go, sad when they cant remember you. great 55!

mine is up!

Dr.John said...

Been there with two mothers. I could feel with the 55.
Great writing.

I have finished my 55.
You’ll find it

HERE.
.
But it’s a groaner.

Chef Kar said...

Kathleen, you always touch me with your words. Sad 55 but happy to see someone with "mom" ~ sometimes they don't need to know who you are, just that someone is with them. I experienced this with Ex-Beau's mother before she passed.

You do always make me think. Thank you for that.

Have a peaceful weekend.

You'll find 55 ~ Skipping Stones posted.

Alice Audrey said...

Scary. It all comes down to a matter of priorities and abilities.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Oh, my! This is such a sad 55! But wonderful! And you 'splained just great!!!!

G-Man said...

May the circle be unbroken...
Awesome 55 Kath....WOW!
You are so brilliant!
Thank you so much for this masterpiece!
You Rock Everything South of Detroit Lakes!!!
Thats a LOT!
Have a Kick-Ass Week-End...G