Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Murphy's Law for Mothers

This story is for the Three Word Wednesday and Your Photo Story prompts. Hope y'all enjoy it!



Sandy was caught in the crush as all the children tried to go down the stairs at the same time. Admonishments of slow down, watch your step, and don’t knock your sister over fell on deaf ears.

“Hey, watch it! I’m first!” and “Harry pinched me!” were some of the many varied complaints uttered while each child tried to beat the other to the front door, and the promised ice cream that waited in the truck at the end of the drive way.

Sandy started to warn Michael about pinching, when her heel caught on the stair runner, sending her sliding down the last few steps to land in a heap at the bottom.

“Mommy fell down the stairs,” Little Sarah giggled, pointing at Sandy.

She always did have a knack for stating the obvious, Sandy mused, pushing to her feet.

9 comments:

ThomG said...

I can see this all happen in my mind as I read. That's a tribute to your writing.

Angel said...

Thank you so much, Thom! That was a great compliment!

Tumblewords: said...

It is, for sure, full of imagery - nice work!

SweetTalkingGuy.. said...

Nicely told, I can see this happening - sods law!

Ofira Sephiroth said...

Great job with imagery, I could actually see what was going on while reading.

lissa said...

strange, I thought Sandy was a child at first...guess I should have pay attention to the title

bitchyangel said...

me too, lissa.

i find it cute.. dont ask me why. :p

Angel said...

Thanks, everyone. Maybe I didn't make it clear enough Sandy was the mom since I few thought she was another kid. Sorry!

~willow~ said...

Perfect! Like Thom said, I saw everything happening in my mind's eye as I read the words. Perhaps it's the use of simple words that made people think Sandy was also a young kid? Not me though, if that counts :) Thoroughly enjoyed this little piece of yours :)