50 Word Stories

Waiting for a Sign

Waiting for a Sign

Cheryl sits on her porch, waiting. She knows when she sees the first lightening bug, glowing as it rises from the grass, that summer has truly arrived.

Her paranoid neighbor says they won’t come anymore – climate change.

Cheryl isn’t a believer. She shivers in the cold August night – waiting.

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Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

Ted was tired of waiting. He is a man of little patience.
All her life he waited, while she did her hair, looked for her other shoe, changed her dress – again.
“Oh, Dad,” she’d scold.
Now he waits to walk her down the aisle. He’s willing to wait forever.


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Waiting for a Monarch

It’s time for the #50 Precious Words challenge at Vivian  Kirkfield’s blog

Here’s my entry

Waiting for a Monarch


Martha is tired of waiting.
“Be patient,” her mother says.
She was patient while she watched the caterpillar grow, crawl under a big leaf, magically form a chrysalis.
Martha is tired of waiting.
This morning she peeks under the leaf. No more waiting!
A beautiful butterfly is waiting for her

Candace Kubinec

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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.

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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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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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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.

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