Mom’s blessing

The widow hugged her son as he left in pursuit of greener pastures.

She lived for his daily evening calls.

After a year, he said, “I’m married!”

Two years later… “You are a grandma!” She blessed him.

One evening she said, “Don’t waste money asking about me. I’m fine if I know you are happy.”

Thereafter, every evening she only said -“God Bless son” – when he said ‘Bye’.

One day he arrived to surprise her. He hid outside and called.

His neighbour came, placed a recorder before the receiver and left.

Dejected he sat down with his pen and diary…

Courtesy: MorgueFile

Courtesy: MorgueFile

Prompt: I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.
― Anne Frank

© Nisha Sanjeev

Word Count – 100



Written for the 100-word Saturday prompt at Write Tribe


17 responses

  1. Oh no, it is so sad and heartbreaking. Beautiful post.

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  2. That is heart-breaking but the son deserved this. isn’t it?

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  3. Ohh so sad…how we leave behind loved ones for materialistic things only to come back when it’s too late

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  4. o touching! I have also selected the same quotation but with a different perspective.

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  5. Poignant n sad, well done with the prompt Nisha 🙂

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  6. Materialism does all that. 😦 We need balance.

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  7. Thank you all for the feedback


  8. Very moving take on the prompt, Nisha. Hey, do you have two blogs? WordPress and Blogger?

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    1. Yeah Shailaja…Blogger is my old one [personal accounts]
      And I started a wordpress now [to concentrate on fiction]


  9. Oh my! 😦 That was heartbreaking!

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  10. Oh my that was heartbreaking! 😦 Well composed!

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  11. that’s so sad 😦 wonderful take on prompt.

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  12. I always tell me children — do it, say it before it is too late.

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  13. The son had left a green pasture , his mom, to chase a mirage. So sad.

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  14. It’s so heart-breaking and soothing at the same time, knowing writing is such a power that makes memories alive:)

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  15. Ouch! this was so sad. Nicely written, Nisha!

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  16. Really heartbreaking. We run behind money and materialistic success so much so that we forget our loved ones who are left behind :/.

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