Sunday Writing Prompt “Dear Diary”

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.

” Dear Diary,

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.

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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17 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt “Dear Diary”

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! my that made me cry..I cry at the drop of a hat at the moment 💜

  2. quiall says:

    I wept for the child that was. I weep for the children now, trying to understand.

  3. Sadje says:

    This is so moving and sad.

  4. Beautifully written. This is a heartbreaking yet lovely piece. Thank you for sharing!

  5. theresaly520 says:

    Such a sad entry! So well written though.

  6. Aw, that is sad! One of the things we learn in the support group I go to is that you cannot blame yourself. Even though you think “If only I had…”, it isn’t worth torturing yourself. You already have enough pain. Poor lady!

    • I accepted the way things were a long time ago, though I always hoped something would change. Not meant to be and so I don’t put myself through it now.

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