“What would you like to see.”

“I like to see my mother.”

“Very well.”


She was in the garden, her place of solitude and comfort. Bent over the sunflowers, whispering words of hope, words she wished another would speak to her.

She was as calm and gentle in her manners as he fondly remembered. The woman before whom he could do no wrong. He smiled cherishing the moment. He heard a voice calling out to her, it sounded very familiar, but it called her by a different name.

She turned to answer the call from within the house, looking him squarely in the face without seeing him.



“That is not my mother. What evil trick is this? Surely you’re the enemy masquerading as a messenger of light.”

“Cease your meaningless wailing! That is your mother. The woman who gave away her most precious possession, the only way she could keep you safe. But as opulence choked the essence of your heart, you mocked the one who gave you life – a common servant you called her.”

In response to the writing challenge flash fiction for aspiring writers hosted byPriceless Joy click on the link to visit the blog. The photograph was provided by Sonya only 100 words (interesting photo can’t wait to see all the stories it inspires) and the challenge is to write a 100 – 150 words (+/- 25 words) story inspired by it. Do click on the link for other stories.

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17 thoughts on “Mother.

  1. This story is very neat. I think it speaks to the fact that people don’t appreciate what they had growing up. How hard their parents worked to keep them fed and dressed and in piano lessons and sports etc. Often, when we grow up a bit poor or see our parents doing jobs which we think are beneath them we strive for wealth. We forget that everyone had to start at the bottom to get where they are and that we are not too good for a certain job, even though it’s beginners work. Sometimes that is the best someone can do. Maybe his Mom did all she could for her son.i think she realized too that people, her children, and family are more important then money. Very wise tale. It’s impressive work.

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  2. Some people have too much for their own good, yet others who have the same, respect what they have and do not degrade others less fortunate . Everyone should be treated with respect no matter what their status is in life. This is a great story showing the need of humility.

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