Two writing prompts in one week! I am just giddy to be writing again! This week on Write on Edge, they asked for a flash fiction (300 words or less) piece to be written beginning with “The doorbell rang” and ending with “snow began to fall.”
Here is my fiction story…would love your feedback! Thanks!
The doorbell rang, barely finishing its chime of “ding” as the door flung open.
“Annie?!” her panicked voice echoed down the foyer.
My youngest sister Megan could be quite dramatic at times, but this morning, it fit the circumstance. Of three sisters, the “oops” baby is
the one I could count on the most. Our older sibling Tess was off traveling the world with Mr. New This Month. Megan joked during my call to her “Have you heard from ‘Hot Mess Tess’?” knowing full well it would be months before she would check in. The baby of the family never pulled any punches, calling it like it is. She is smart, funny, loud, and makes an impression where ever she goes. If you met Megan, you would never forget her.
I met her at the base of the stairs and hugged her tight.
“Have you heard anything?” She whispered as our embrace broke to sit on the bottom step.
“Not yet. It’s been a long night. I called her favorite nurse Helen and she is on her way. She told me to try to make mom as comfortable as possible.” I began to cry tears of pain and joy. Pain of the inevitable and joy that Meg was with me. She had no idea how bad it really was
with our mom.
Helen arrived and the three of us moved into the living room. Our mother sat looking out the window.
“Hi Susan, I hear you enjoyed a walk by yourself last night.” Helen said softly.
Our mother looked at her with a glimpse of recognition. “I did?”
She leaned into Helen’s shoulder and cautiously asked “Who are those two women? They keep watching me.”
Before Helen could answer, she became distracted and looked out the window again. In a matter- of- fact voice stated “I knew two little girls
once. They loved playing in the snow. I wonder what ever happened to them.”
We all looked through tear swelled eyes to see that snow began to fall.