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The next photo is the PHOTO PROMPT. Once more I’m taking the liberty of doing a rerun. Some of you may remember this photo and already have a story to go with it. Feel free to replay your story as well and enjoy the New Year.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 98
With her crimson hair and freckles she could’ve been my own reflection. Although we’d never met, I knew she was my birth mother.
“Didn’t you want me?”
“With all my heart.”
Sunlight streaming through the café windows glinted off her tears. “Mother said I couldn’t care for a baby…said I’d hurt you. She never even let me hold you.”
I wrapped my arms around her waist.
“Hold me now…Mama.”
Her fingers caressed my forehead, then moved as lightly as moth wings down my nose and over my lips. Her sightless eyes glistened. “It’s good to finally see you.”