Anna took Kevin’s hands in hers, painfully aware of the contrast between his battered with her perfectly manicured ones. He opened his eyes with extreme effort and whispered a barely audible “Mom…” before closing them forever. Anna sat stunned and motionless, tears streaming down her reddened eyes. He was supposed to be home for his… Read More Anna and the umbrella #WoWe
The amusement in this mundane exercise was laced with underlying hope. Suddenly loving caretakers, good food, decent clothes and clean surroundings were comprehensible indications of what was to happen. With their rarely filled tummies and fast-pacing hearts, the children stood in a line with bated breaths. The couple wanting to adopt had arrived. God bless!… Read More The Hope #writebravely
He was amazed at the clarity of his thoughts while staring into the face of death. He had erred, first in forming relationships and second, in maintaining them. Did he deserve lying on his deathbed with no one by his side, then? He hoped not. Holding the pen, he opined, “I must seek their forgiveness.”… Read More 55 Fiction ~ Terminal #writebravely
The clock struck one She shuddered, terror-struck Anticipating timorously The door flinging open Her heart beat frantically Her palms sweaty, greasy Her eyes shut tight Every sound alarming her Then it happened, she knew Like it did every month His whole month’s pay Lost to gambling and drugs An errant tear rolled down As she… Read More Suffering #writebravely
They had signed on for a week of adventurous revelry, but their lives were now hanging by a bleak invisible thread.