This week’s prompt at Carrot Ranch (www.carrotranch.com) was to write about waiting or the effect of waiting in 99 words (no more, no less). Per usual, I procrastinated, but finally put some words together.
The Time Between
She was waiting in the airport, sitting in those uncomfortable chairs. She was waiting to board the plane that would take her away from the life she’d known.
No one had ever told her that most of her life would be spent waiting. Waiting for appointments, waiting for the mail, waiting for her children to be born, her grandchildren to be born…just waiting, waiting, waiting.
And in that waiting, she began to see her life unfold, a little at a time. She saw her mistakes, her triumphs, and all her losses. Her days waning, she finally lived without regret.
Nancy Brady, 2019
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