This week’s prompt at Carrot Ranch (www.carrotranch.com) is to write a 99-word (no more, no less) flash fiction about a wife who is carried. Here is the my take on the prompt.
The woman was elderly, but he took great care of her. He stayed by her side throughout the day, only to return the following day.
Between her dementia and the cancer that was eating at her body, she was wasting away. Her mind wandered, with thoughts of long ago, memories of her childhood and that of a young wife and mother of a boy. She was barely lucid especially when he gave her the morphine to ease her pain.
Once, she carried him in her body, but now he was the one who carried her through her last days.
Nancy Brady, 2020
Now that I have posted my story, I will check out all of the others. Check out all of the writers’ stories over at http://www.carrotranch.com to see the diversity of the many word wranglers over there.