britewordworm

February 24, 2011

Word Fourteen: Smile

Filed under: 100 Themes Challenge — by britewordworm @ 10:11 pm

Elisabeth’s aunt called with news she’d never hope to hear. Elisabeth’s mother was struck by a drunk driver.  She wasn’t dead, but she could go either way. Elisabeth threw some jeans and tee shirts into a suitcase to leave for home. Once by her mother’s bedside, a photo on the nightstand caught Elisabeth’s eye. Taken before she was born, it was a photo of Elisabeth’s parents on their wedding day thirty years ago. Her mother looked stunning in her dress; her face was beaming. Elisabeth looked back at her mother to see her lips slightly curved and her eyes crinkled, and relief filled Elisabeth’s heart.

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