"After the Funeral"

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mrsmica
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"After the Funeral"

Post by mrsmica » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:24 am

He cries at the word bedtime as Mommy unbuttons his black jacket with fumbling hands. Her eyes are a scary red as she forces them into the routine of pajamas, tooth brush, and bedtime story. He waits until she flips the switch and clicks the door shut before he sits up against the darkness. There is still a piece of the routine missing, the hug that would make him feel safe again, if only he could stay awake long enough to hear the front door open.

But, like the night before, sleep steals him away before Daddy can come home.

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Re: "After the Funeral"

Post by ROU Killing Time » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:54 am

sad
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Re: "After the Funeral"

Post by strawman » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:45 pm

Oh, mrsmica, now look what you've done. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Post by Lone Mopper » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:01 am

Guilty, too many times.
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Re: "After the Funeral"

Post by munsi » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:56 pm

Mica the fact that you can write something this moving in 100 words shocks me not one bit. Incredibly well executed, as your stories tend to be...

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