Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday Centus - 11 Years and Counting

Welcome to my contribution to Saturday Centus, sponsored by Jenny Matlock - Off On My Tangent. She posts several memes during the week with which we can play along. On Saturdays, she gives a prompt and challenges us to write a short story, 100 words or less, using the prompt as the topic. AFTER you read my entry, and, give me a thumbs up or thumbs down, please click on the logo below and go visit Jenny. There are others there, just like me, with short stories that are quick reads, and very entertaining!

The theme of this week's Centus is in bold lettering.


It seemed like yesterday that I watched Tommy dance in the Halloween parade. He was a great scarecrow and played the part well.

Who knew that a week later, he would be diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. We saw many doctors who performed all kinds of tests and still they were unable to offer a cure.

Tommy was getting weaker by the day. Family and friends arrived for support. We prayed as we laid our hands on him. I fell asleep next to him and awoke the next morning to a sweet voice whispering,

“Mommy, I’m hungry.”

It was the 11th anniversary of the happiest day of my life.


Jenny Matlock

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

23 comments:

Koby said...

Sniffle,sniffle. I hope (and I don't) that this is a true story?

Viki said...

I'm glad this had a happy ending. For many it doesn't. Good take on this prompt.

Sue said...

Any mom's heart would be touched by this one.

Nice.

=)

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I was NOT expecting a happy ending! I thought you were going for sad and macabre - oh wait, that's just me!

Malisa said...

I have no idea if there is any truth in this post, but it is beautiful! Those are truly words that would stay with a mother forever!

Malisa

My name is PJ. said...

Hope and heart all rolled into one!

Unknown Mami said...

Wow! I love Tommy and I don't even know him.

Bookie said...

So sad until the great ending!

gautami tripathy said...

This is so beautiful...

embracing weeds

jfb57 said...

I love a happy ending!!

Kat said...

Surely the greatest words a mother could ever hear. Wonderful, touching use of the prompt. Kat

Tracy said...

Ihope also that this was a true happy ending Mine is where I hope to be in 11 years My divorce is imminent so I need to prepare to not look back

Tgoette said...

Wow, a powerful post to be sure! Really well done! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs4444 said...

Wow! What a challenge, and you took it on beautifully :)

Teresa said...

This one certainly grabs the heartstrings! Very well written.

Judie said...

Written like a hopeful parent. Good work.

Chris H said...

So happy it had a happy ending.

RockiBottom said...

powerful and moving. well done!

ReformingGeek said...

That was powerful and I'm so glad the ending was happy.

Great job!

Ames said...

The laying on of healing hands. Powerful! Wonderful and joyous post!~Ames

Doreen McGettigan said...

What a touching story! I feel guilty whining about my gall bladder being cut/sucked out!

Doreen McGettigan said...

What a touching story! I feel guilty whining about my gall bladder being cut/sucked out!

Jenny said...

Oh man. This made me all teary eyed. What a neat and different use of this prompt.

I wrote this prompt in honor of Mr. Jenny's and my 11th Anniversary which was on this date!

What a heart-warming story for a great Anniversary.

Thank you for linking.