Sunday Photo Fiction – March 31, 2019

Susan has chosen one of her photographs for this week’s challenge.


Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding

The family would be here soon. It was by tacit agreement to keep Mother’s Day free to get together.
Everyone brought something for the table and she provided paper plates and napkins, plastic cutlery and cups for the kiddies. The old camping stove would be going full pelt making endless pots of tea.
Memories in the making, each year another baby or toddler, boyfriend, girlfriend, newly weds, and so the cycle would start again.

Laughter echoed off the trees, bouncing up from the pine needle carpet, whoops of glee ringing out when youngsters succeeded in finding hidden treasure.
She settled herself in her camping chair, a mug of tea in the holder and a plate of sandwiches and pastries on her lap.
She heard the happy chatter of babes just learning to talk, the joyful noise of dogs barking as they played or got in the way of those who wished to race.
She felt the sun warming her skin from without and her heart warmed from within.

Her ashes were scattered where she had last sat.
Here in this place, a daughter was united with her parents, a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was now watching over her family, four generations ranging from eighty to eight months.
She was everywhere, her voice in birdsong, her endless love reaching beyond the canopy of the trees, a part of her living in them all.

About pensitivity101

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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11 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – March 31, 2019

  1. Sadje says:

    A wonderful story.

  2. Rajashree says:

    Nice twist in the end.

  3. ceayr says:

    The cycle of life, very nicely done.

  4. Violet Lentz says:

    What a heartwarming take,. I really loved this little window into the families life.

  5. Mukhamani says:

    So beautiful 🙂

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