Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a #100wordstory in response to a photo prompt. PHOTO PROMPT © Kelvin M. Knight)
It was one of those busy mornings when one struggles to push past things in order to get to work on time.
Arjo, watching me intently, for long, suddenly walked up to me.
“Mamma, it won’t happen again. I promise!” I felt his little fingers around my neck and a tight hug from behind.
“You always say, if it doesn’t matter in five years, don’t spend even five minutes being upset over it.”
Saying this, he put out two slices of bread on the chopping board, cutting out a heart-shaped smiley from one of them.
A proud mother smiled.
Linking this with #FridayFictioneers hosted by the amazing Rochelle Wiseoff.
Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers every week. Bloggers post their stories here and everyone ends up reading one another, including Rochelle who visits every post written— a fantastic encouragement for all the writers. If you’re interested, click here to read the amazing variety of narratives and storylines, inspired by the photo prompt.
That’s a good story line short but full of emotions.. Impressive 🙂
Best wishes !!
Thank you Nisha.
Awww – so sweet.
Thank you ladyfi
Lovely 🙂 I have a six year old! Can relate to it 🙂
Thank you so much Meha! Glad you stopped by. 🙂
Such a sweet story. I miss those little hands around my neck.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Rochelle. Yes, sometimes these memories are all we’re left with when the kids have flown the nest.
Aww.. such a lovely story! Brought back so many memories of childhood 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by, Shalini. I know…we all have those little moments that remind us of things we’ve left behind!
Love this line: if it doesn’t matter in five years, don’t spend even five minutes being upset over it. Absolutely agree. It’s my new motto 😍
Thank you so much for stopping by, Luccia. Children sometimes show us things that we tend to miss. It happens a lot with me these days!
It feels heart warming when kids learn from mistakes how small or big those mistakes might be! Once when my nephew threw away plastic wrapper right were he was sitting in a park. I loving tried to explain him how we do not throw away stuff at home and same applies when we are out as well. He understood what i tried to tell him and with a cute sorry picked up the plastic wrapper and dropped it in a dustbin near by. I felt over joyed that day. This post indeed brought back a loving memory! 🙂
Thanks so much, Keerthi. You’re right, there are times when kids listen to what we say and make it seem so simple that we feel we had been so mad at them for such trivial matters. My kid teaches me patience in ways that I would never have known otherwise. Glad for these moments.
awww that is such a sweet story…beautiful!! <3
Thanks Rajlakshmi. So glad you thought so. 🙂
A lovely take on this prompt 🙂
Thank you Doc!
memories are made of this. well done.
OH, they are. Thanks for stopping by the blog.
If I treated my kids like that, they’d walk all over me all the time. Wait. Come to think of it, they do anyway.
You are so right, Alice. They do walk all over us and they also teach us things that we would never do otherwise. Life is made up of these trivial moments that add up to make the bigger picture someday.
Another sweet one to add to this week’s collection. Well done.
A quick post just in time for Friday this week…Btw, thanks a lot, for stopping by the blog and sharing your thoughts here. 🙂
Now, that’s a moment that will last a lifetime, indeed! A wonderful story this week.
Thank you so much, Jelli. Glad you liked the story. 🙂
You have a true story for a fiction prompt. 🙂 That’s special, EMD. So adorable. And wise too, not to forget!
Yes, I do VInay. Thank you very much for stopping by the blog today. I was totally lost before I came up with that incident to make my story. So glad it worked. 🙂
Lost? Oh. Happy you found yourself after that story then! 🙂
Such a beautiful gesture. Well written
Aww they can be such terrors and with one little gesture make everything right again 🙂 Beautifully done Esha.
Thank you Dahlia. That is how it is to live with one of those. I live with one so I am nodding along! 😀
Such a heart warming tale of innocence and love that only a child can express! I love the spins you put on these photo prompts Esha
Thank you Shalz! It’s so true …their innocence melts the most hardened amongst us…I see it happen everyday in my interactions with my teen. 🙂
Awwwww melts my heart. What a adorable boy you have here Esha. Big hugs to the two of you💕
Thank you so much, Natasha! I have many of these moments that I wish I could keep a note of! They grow up too fast, don’t they? Hugs right back dear ❤️