Friday, October 11, 2013

Her Words Dropped...

ice cubes: glass with ice cubes,
Source: just4you
Maddy tried to sleep, but the noise of her mommy’s party was too loud. 

“Well, I should try to pee, that’s what Mommy would say,” she whispered as she drowsily walked to the little bathroom only she used.

On the counter top Maddy noticed something odd, truly odd.  It was an empty box, with a note to Nana Sylvia from her mommy.  ”Sylvia, blah, blah, blah I hope blah, blah Love, Brenda” Maddy could not read cursive, but clearly something was important.

Maddy carried the strange stick to return to Nana Sylvia.  Grandpa had married her last year after Grandma had died some years before.  Nana was really old, maybe the same age as her mommy, like 42 years old.

She carried the stick to Nana Sylvia.  “Nana…what does a +means, and it’s kinda purple blue?”

Her words dropped like ice cubes into the warmth of conversations. 

Mommy ushered Maddy upstairs to her bed.  The room below was silent and then erupted in laughter and clapping.  “Mommy,” Maddy asked sleepily as Mommy tucked her into bed.  “Why are they all calling Grandpa ‘you old dog, you’?”


Mommy smiled and closed the door. 

I'm like an actor!: what difficult life!
Source: duchessa

Oh, Delores--you old wordmaster, you!  I hope you enjoy this one!!
Readers: pop over to Delores' site at Under the Porch Light and read other contributions from some great writers.

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    1. Sometimes the precious comes out from me.

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    1. Yep. The goalie was off the job that time.

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  3. LOL sounds like a baby shower's going to be in the works. :)

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    1. Maddy will be happy to have an aunt younger than she is.

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  4. I'm so slow on these things (it's not the first time either) that I have to read the comments to "get" it. Once I got it, I must tell you again how much I love your imagination. This was a sweet story, but it was your ability to imagine it that really got to me.

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    1. It is always good to see your name! Glad you enjoyed a moment of discovery!

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  5. I thought this was great - love the dog pic as well, will check out Delores site. Have a blessed weekend.

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  6. That is gorgeous. Awe and applause from here. Thank you.

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  7. Dear Susan, you are, without a shadow of a flickering doubt, a born storyteller. I do hope you write a novel or book of short stories one day. Peace.

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  8. Grandpa might be an old dog, but he's still game. That little pill of his might have something to do with it.

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  9. Wow, what a surprise for Grandpa and Nana!

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  10. Well done, Susan. A "positive" result in this posting, me thinks.

    A happy rest of the weekend to you.

    Gary

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  11. Love the surprise ending! Cute photo too!

    Julie

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  12. All very interesting, and a bit intriguing.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  13. So well-done and lovely. I didn't see the ending coming :)

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