Inevitable Change

Copyright – Lora Mitchell

“Mom! Wake up! It‘s noon! You missed the Vatican news. Jorge Bergoglio is the new Pope Frances. How long have you been sleeping?”

“No, I was merely resting my eyes. What happened to Pope Benedict?” At seventy-eight, mom manages to live independently, but lately, she claims her supercilious landlady seems to have turned into a witch!

“Marion said you left the stove on yesterday. That’s twice this week, mom.”

As her paroxysmal tears begins to break my heart she cries out feebly, “She should mind her own business and YOU, so horribly solicitous about taking me to a nursing home!”

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“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”

~Arnold Bennett

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THE INSPIRATION & CHALLENGE: Every week, Friday Fictioneers with host, Rochelle, offers a new photo prompt. The guideline is to “write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end.”

♥ No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.♥

THE KEY: Make every word count.

If you click this funny face, it will deliver you to all the exciting interpretations for this week! Enjoy!–>

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46 thoughts on “Inevitable Change

    • Sunshine says:

      thank you, Athina. oh, i do hope you share in the Friday Fictioneers. you will find a rich community of creative writers with Rochelle, our lovely hostess leading the way. ♥

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    • Sunshine says:

      i am sorry to hear your loss, Joe…may your parents rest in peace. in either case, it is never easy when it comes to parent relationships. peace + love. ♥ thank you.

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  1. Kozo says:

    You definitely have a dark side, Sunshine. Question is are these cries for help or are they actual attempts. Chilling on this sunny day. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

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  2. munchow says:

    I like the way the story turns around. For me it starts out as an conversation between a kid and its mother, before I realize it’s actually between a grownup and its elderly mother. In addition the story turns from almost mundane and pleasant to agony and discomfort between the two. A very nice twist. Well written.

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    • Sunshine says:

      thank you so much, Otto. i did not see the whole scene as you wonderfully described it here. it is why you are a great photographer. you can see the details and then feature all of it in a whole complete beautiful way.
      you bring joy and light. ♥

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    • Sunshine says:

      Rochelle, i must say this photo was a challenge so thanks for the mental gymnastics. 🙂

      all the best with your personal challenges. not easy for anyone. peace + love ♥

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    • Sunshine says:

      it’s gotta be tough, Rumpy. be glad you are a handsome pooch and need not worry of such things. not too bad if the senior one cooperates and see the need to change roles. hey, happy you dropped by. always wonderful. (give all the best to Jen and family… ♥)

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  3. Island Traveler says:

    Beautiful and touching story. I change that we and our love ones go through. Sometimes they bring as tears and pain. Other times a reason to smile and be inspired. Have a great weekend.

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    • Sunshine says:

      i am sorry to hear you had to go through this difficult situation, Lora. i know it must be hard on elderly parents when they feel their children have to care for them especially if they are on the independent side. one day, i hope, we will see the reasons for all the difficult things we go through in life.
      thank you for sharing and peace be with you. ♥

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    • Sunshine says:

      it is a mystery…maybe it is our ego. you know, not wanting to be bossed by others, especially not by our own. i appreciate your time reading and sharing, Sarah.

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