Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Meeting Yourself

Here is my piece for the Three Word Wednesday prompt this week:



Mary wept, tears covering her hands. The daily dose of anger she dished out at her eight year old backfired when he simply said, “I’m sorry, Mom, I love you,” and gave her a hug. The arrow of shame that shot through her pierced her heart and brought her to her knees. It appears I need to stay on my knees a while and pray I can change my ways, she thought, holding the most important thing in her life close.

8 comments:

Daydreamertoo said...

Awww ... at least it wasn't too late for her to change her ways.

Lovely use of the 3WW prompt and, thanks for visiting me, too :)

Cynthia said...

Sad, but with a good ending.
Quite a lot of meaning for so few
words. Good job.

jaerose said...

mother mary..whether we are biological mothers..or just have precious people in our lives..it always pays to sit a while and think..maybe just before we speak..Jae

Angel said...

Thanks, everyone. I do wish everyone would stop and think before getting angry, with kids and each other.

Chris said...

Short and sweet, that is the best way to quell anger, hug and a kiss. The mother should be thankful to have such a daughter.

Peter Dudley said...

The lessons we learn when we become a child's caretaker..

Shauna said...

Everyday miracle, poignant and
life-affirming.

Tahlia Newland said...

Nice. I like the way the meaning was so strong in such a small package. Well done.