Daily Writing Prompt 26th November

Our three words today are: daughter, dreams, love.
Our picture prompt is this:
Gemma sighed.
The tutu and ballet slippers were laid out just as they always were every Saturday morning.
Gathering them up, she put them back in the box and went into her mother’s room.
Grace sat in her chair, the crocheted shawl around her frail shoulders.
‘Don’t be late dear,’ she said. ‘You know how Madame hates to be kept waiting.’
‘I won’t Mother. Is there anything you need while I’m out?’
‘No dear, thank you. Enjoy your class.’

Gemma was finding it more and more difficult to hold back the tears.
The love she felt for her mother exceeded everything else which is why she kept up the charade.
In years gone by, Grace had dreams of being a ballet dancer, but due to ill health followed by paralysis and blindness, it was never to be, so she had hopes for her daughter to flourish where she had been denied.
Gemma could never be a dancer, ballet or otherwise. She was too big, too heavy and too awkward. But she went through the motions every Saturday morning of going out ‘to class’ after her mother had painstakingly put out her old slippers and tutu.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Daily Writing Prompt 26th November

  1. Sadje says:

    Oh! A sweet and sad story.

  2. The Haunted Wordsmith says:

    Sad 😦

  3. Nicely written. Sad, but well done!

  4. scifihammy says:

    Very sad, but lots of love on both sides. πŸ™‚

  5. Reblogged this on pensitivity101 and commented:

    I thought some of my newer readers might be interested in reading this, something I wrote exactly a year ago on one of Teresa’s original 3TC and picture challenges.

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