Published June 29, 2012 by rochellewisoff

TGIFF! Thank God it’s Friday Fictioneers! Thanks for stopping by and reading my offering. A little lighter than my usual fare. As always thanks to Madison Woods for the challenge and the fun. This has become not only a great exercise in writing, but a link to a great community of writers as well!
This week I’m dedicating my story to my sister/friend Regina who would never have carried this particular guilt.

“I’ll never forgive you!” Bang! The door slammed behind him.

Troy’s slouched form dwindled to a speck and disappeared over the hill.

Regina grabbed a bowl and went out to her garden. Like crimson jewels, bulging raspberries, dripping with morning dew, begged to be plucked and eaten.

Daily tasks were not enough to occupy her mind or quell her longing for his arms.

At 3:30 the back door opened and shut. He came back!

“Raspberry cobbler? Yum!” Fourteen-year-old Troy hugged her. “Sorry I yelled at you, Mom.”

“It’s okay. I should’ve asked before I threw away your old teddy bear.”

30 comments on “FORGIVENESS

  • Dear Rochelle,Forgiveness is as sweet as raspberry cobbler. I enjoyed being led from bait to switch and wanton lust to wholesome love all in 100 words. Very well done.Thanks for stopping by Here and Now. i'm headed back there to reply to your kind comments.Aloha,Doug


  • Ouch, this is like a flashback. When I was about 12, Mom gave my bear away. I was crushed. She'd given it to me when I was 5, a souvenir from her trip to Kansas City. It took more than one cobbler to help me get over that. I milked it for all it was worth :)Thanks for the sweet comment on mine.


  • You definitely captured the mother's plight – "daily tasks are not enough" – how often we escape into the mundane so we can bear the present pain. Good job!


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