Friday Fictioneers: Moma
Moma taught me her ways.
She saved her cures in a collection of colored bottles on the shelf.
She cured their diseases, ulcers, arthritis, and memory lose.
They thought she was a little nuts because she lived life differently.
She spoke to the wild animals that came to her yard. Her garden was luxuriant even during a drought. She knew things; she said the dead told her.
When she passed, they worried I’d be just like her.
They think I don’t follow her ways, because they think I threw her bottles away.
I save her bottles in my collection of oilcans.
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Rochelle Wisoff-Fields hosts the writing challenge Friday Fictioneer. She posts a photo and we write a 100 word flash fiction about the photo.
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I hope the narrator remembered to tell the bees about Moma’s death
Oh. I hadn’t thought of that. I’ll have to tell her. Thanks. ;0)
Your narrator seems to be taking it one step further 🙂
I think you’re right.
Interesting characters. You could build a book on this.
Thank you. Great idea. I wish I had the time and energy to write all the stories that interest me. Right now I’m working on a novel and a novella.
Mother had powers. She could cure diseases, she could talk to wild animals. Hope her legacy lives through her daughter.
I do believe it well. Thanks for reading.
Moma is a magical person. And now her powers have been passed to the next generation.
Yes indeed. ;0)
Collecting things is hereditary and thats a dubious fact! Loved it!
Thank you. ;0)
very clever disguise for you and moma’s cures.. Very nice write.
Thank you. ;0)
I think I know her. Nicely written.
What fun. We’ll have to tread stories. Ha.
Nice character sketch with a bit of a sneaky, possibly sinister point of view. The neighbors will be surprised when they find out.
I like “The neighbors will be surprised when they find out.”
It’s a great plot point to the story. Sorry I don’t have the time think on it more.
I’d like the sinister to be funny that shocked them.