For today’s prompt you are going to write a diary/journal entry. The entry can be from any point in the narrator’s life past, present, or future. If future tense and from your own perspective try to imagine where you would like to be. If you are writing from your own past try to write from your perspective at that time. If you are writing as a seven year old child it should read as if it was written by a seven year old child.
Today I made Mommy cry. She doesn’t cry often, but today was all my fault because
I’d eaten the candy, not knowing Mommy had saved it for Daddy’s birthday.
I cried then, because it was for my Daddy, and I’d eaten it all.
Mommy put her arms round me and told me not to worry and everything would be OK. We made a cake for him instead and I got flour up my nose which made me sneeze.
Mommy had to look for a tissue and ended up using kitchen roll as we didn’t have any.
We don’t seem to have a lot of things at the moment, but Mommy says we’ll be OK. I hope so because Daddy is looking very tired, though I’m not supposed to go into his room to see him because he’s not very well. “
Charlotte looked at the battered diary in her liver spotted hand.
She remembered that day so well as it was one of the last entries her six year old self had made. Her Daddy hadn’t got better and her Mommy was taken ill shortly afterwards.
She had been isolated, tested for the virus and found to be clear, so had gone to live with strangers who were also unaffected. Her world had changed, but then so had everyone else’s, and for years she had believed if she hadn’t eaten the candy, both of her parents would have survived.
That was seventy years ago and she hadn’t had candy since, but the tears still came.