Monday, May 31, 2010

Saturday Centus - Alone

I am joining Jenny for Saturday Centus, a fun weekly meme that let's us stretch our creativity and imagination. We are provided with a prompt, and then write a story with no more than 100 words. The prompt for this week's story is in blue type. Make sure to stop by Jenny's place and see some wonderful writers at work!

"Just look at that sky Daddy! It's the same color that you painted our front porch ceiling. Remember how you told me it would keep the haints at bay? And that magnolia tree is even bigger than the one in our back yard. Isn't this just the prettiest place you've ever seen?"

“May I help you, miss? You look puzzled.” “Mmmm… thank you, I’m just looking for my father. We came in together a moment ago, but he seems to have wandered off.”


"Are you sure? I saw you come in a while ago, and you were alone."

Alone. Reality slowly dawned on me. Yes, I was alone.

I turned and slowly walked back through the gates of the old cemetery. I sure hope Daddy is happy here.

17 comments:

Terra said...

oh so sweet. the remembering, the holding on...Very nice! I just finished the links to all the posts tonight so I am glad you stopped by! I might not have gone back to them. I suppose I should through the week though since it doesn't close right away!

Amy said...

Very nice. I can just imagine her talking to her daddy.

Mumsy said...

I have this kind of conversations with my dad also. That was really sweet, and then reality hit!

My name is PJ. said...

It harkened back to father-daughter conversations of old and then BOOM!

I got a chill!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Kat, what a precious post. Brings back tons of memories. Hugs, Marty

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I wasn't ready for that. Very sad, poignant and well written.

Lois said...

Very nice! It made me miss my own father.

Jenny said...

Oh...sweet, sad, poignant and wonderfully written. Wow. Love the word "haints".

Viki said...

This was so heartwarming. I loved it. Great post.

cjschlottman said...

Yet another story of a father lost forever. You did a beautiful job of capturing that eerie moment when we realize our loved one is truly gone forever.

Jewel said...

oh wow..totally unexpected. It gave me chills.

easternsparkle said...

Beautifully written!

jeff campbell said...

Well done...nice and sentimental...peace and blessings

Arti said...

Beautifully written..
Simple yet touching!!Great work!
Visiting from WOW!

Lizzie said...

Sweet and simple, absolutely lovely.

Green Monkey said...

I agree... sweet, simple, and very telling....

Writing Womb said...

aw, that made my eyes tear up! well done! i keep on saying i am going to try this saturday centus thing out but never get around to doing it. one of these days...

glad i found you from WOW