TAKE CARE (5-minute Freewrite)steemCreated with Sketch.

in freewrite •  20 days ago

TAKE CARE (5-minute Freewrite)

a 5-minute Freewrite by A.E. Jackson

TAKE CARE - a 5-minute Freewrite by A.E. Jackson
Image source

"Take care," she said. Florence Withers waved to her son Devon as he climbed into his car. He was leaving for college today, and the event broke her heart. "I want you back in one piece!"

Time passed with the slow plodding of an old mule tilling a familiar field. Mrs. Withers' knitted and crocheted. She read and watched sunsets. She was alone, but she was content. Her Devon was safe at school, preparing for his future.

In the middle of the night, her phone rang with the shrill cry of a banshee. Florence bolted upright in her bed. The tassle of her nightcap caught under her pillow and pulled off, leaving her hair jutting up and out at odd angles.

Three days later a car marked with state emblems arrived. Reflective gold lettering on the black vehicle read 'Coroner.' Two men got out of the car carrying a small box each.

T H E E N D

© 2019, A.E. Jackson. All rights reserved.

Loyal Reader Rewards - Earn 1 Steem Basic Income Share Each Week!

A.E. Jackson writes short stories, interactive fiction, and informative articles published on Steemit.com. Loyal Readers can earn 1 Steemit Basic Income Share each week by reading posts. Read Posts and click the linked word or phrase. Complete the Entry Form with Your Steemit Username. Upvote, Comment, or Resteem the post to complete your entry. Drawing held once per week from all entries received. Winner MUST have an Upvote, Comment, or Resteem of at least ONE post within that week's contest period.

Freewrite brought to you by @mariannewest and @freewritehouse

If you would like to find out what freewriting is all about, read the original post here.

If you are enjoying my work -

Upvote my posts through Steemauto and add the other people and groups you would like to support. Should you find this post after the 7 day period and wish to throw me an upvote, please consider upvoting a newer post of mine. Thanks!

Discover the joy of browsing Steemit faster and easier -

eSteem Surfer and eSteem Mobile makes browsing Steemit a complete joy on desktop and mobile. Everything works faster and easier with the applications. My personal favorite features - save Drafts, and Schedule posts - mind blown... Enjoy eSteem for iPhone, iPad and Android, as well as PC, Mac or Linux devices today!

Steem Basic Income is a social experiment to bring a basic income to as many Steemians as possible. Members join by sponsoring others into the program. Steem Basic Income is delivered through providing regular upvotes to member content. Complete details...

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

Death comes with no prior informant. I lost my sister recently,it was weird! One minute she was there and next she wasn't. I still don't know how my mom got the strength to go through it. I call her almost everyday now, cos she's becoming too quiet.

·

I am so sorry for you loss @wems
My father died recently also

Posted using Partiko iOS

😭😭😭 No parents would want this to happen.


Also, I am here to deliver the next prompt to you. Here it is, check it out! It is ['by the book'.](https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-469-5-minute-freewrite-friday-prompt-by-the-book

Also, don't forget to read the latest posts from our new page
FREEWRITE HOUSE!

Freewritehouse-footer-500px.png
Click the graphic to join in the fun!

Thanks for using eSteem!
Your post has been voted as a part of eSteem encouragement program. Keep up the good work! Install Android, iOS Mobile app or Windows, Mac, Linux Surfer app, if you haven't already!
Learn more: https://esteem.app
Join our discord: https://discord.gg/8eHupPq

This one is too sad.