Give Thanks

Give Thanks

Millicent finished a bowl of hot soup and left the church cafeteria. She didn’t complain as she limped slowly toward the park. She knew she was luckier than others.

In the tunnel, she wrapped her blanket more tightly around her shoulders and gave thanks before drifting off to dreamless sleep.

My November submission to 50 Word Stories

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Angela

Angela

It rained the day I was born. Momma says the angels were crying because I left them.
Daddy laughs and says I poked a hole in the clouds on my way down. Momma and I just smile.
She winks at me and tucks a stray feather back under my sweater.

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My 50 Word Story for October

Vital Research

Vital Research

Dr. Gennit was close to a breakthrough. His devotion to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s was legendary.
He’d been care giver for his mother, watching her steady decline, eventual death.

We thought he was just overworked until he left the lab today.

” I really can’t stay. Mother has dinner ready.”

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Featured today on 50 word Stories

Heirloom Gardening

Heirloom Gardening –

She was an old woman spending summers bent over planting, weeding, harvesting.
I watched from my window as she used her cane, to search for beans and cucumbers.
Now I am the old woman, bent over, sowing seeds saved by her.
I harvest a bit of her with each picking.

Story of the week for June 1-7 at 50-Word Stories