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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday Centus #71

It's Saturday Centus again - in a nutshell, Jenny Matlock gives us a prompt from either herself or a guest submitter and then we have to write 100 or words less related to the prompt (the prompt doesn't count toward the 100 words) Then link it up to her blog. It's open until the following Saturday, so that means you have all week to participate by either reading or writing.  The prompt is in blue. 


They always had a stormy life together.  It was always her mom's way or the highway.  How she wished they could have had a different relationship.  She knew her mother loved her, but with the abusive childhood she had had, she could never truly show it. She missed the closeness she saw her friends have with their mothers. 

She sat at her mother's bedside in the hospital knowing that soon she would be gone and they would lose that chance.  Well, no matter she thought.  It was what it was.  She heard her mother groan.  "Mother may I get you something?"


18 comments:

Judie said...

Vicki, this hit close to home for me, and I'm sure millions of other women had the same experiences with their mothers. So sad, isn't it? What a meaningful post.

beckyp said...

Great take on the centus. Sad that many children have this type of relationship with their mother

Annesphamily said...

Love those scarecrows on your header! Ah...fall is in the air! Please please stay a while! I hate to see the snow coming. Anne

Nonna Beach said...

Beautifully written and so real Vicki !

It struck a deep down nerve with me also. Forgiving and then serving helps heal unseen wounds over time.
BRAVO !!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

There's a meaningful story here. Very nice use of the prompt and so few words.
xoRobyn

Susannah said...

Oooh that is sad. Nice use of the prompt though. :-)

jfb57 said...

You took a similar track to me in this one. Mothers can be such a difficult relation!

You may like to have a go at this one!Still 100 words.http://www.theheadsoffice.co.uk/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week9/

Dazee Dreamer said...

A very beautiful story. I can somewhat relate to that mother daughter relationship.

Jo said...

oh my ... what a post ... filled with such relatable meaning ... how truly sad that some people can never truly move forward and open their hearts ...

Mama Zen said...

This is so moving. Great take on the prompt.

Karen S. said...

Oh this is so sad, sending you giant hugs! Great piece of writing and thanks for sharing this....have a great weekend too! Thanks!

Sue said...

Sad and all too real for many.

Well done.

=)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how sad this was. I could feel the daughter's pain. Well done. laurie

Ames said...

Aw this makes me want to cry. My own daughter and I have the best relationship now. I think my having to work all the time took so much from her. I hope she didn't feel this way!~Ames

gautami tripathy said...

This is so sad..

shreds

Tammy Gail said...

This is sad... it made me realize how lucky I've been to have a wonderful mother!

cj Schlottman said...

Viki, This touches a nerve with me. You have beautifully written down what so many of us have endured. Thanks.

Namaste.........cj

PS - Thanks for commenting on Ragtop!" Glad you liked it.

Jenny said...

This was such a poignant use of the prompt. I think we are all waiting for the words that can magically make up for a lifetime of pain.

So tragic when they remain unspoken...even at the end of days.

This was lovely.