Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I maded you something.



This is my gift, my offering if you will. Today I went to a funeral for someone I always admired. Cheryl fought cancer for five long years, endured over four hundred surgeries, maintained her position as matriarch of her family and kept the other ladies at church in line. I don't think I ever saw her without a smile.




So today I'm celebrating Cheryl and her spirit by letting go. I'm also celebrating breaking my writer's block. And what's a celebration without gifts? So here is my gift for all my friends. I could have sold this story, but I'm giving it away just because I want to. I'm doing this because I can.




I hope you enjoy it.












_story delted_

13 comments:

Midnight Muse said...

I'd like to say Thank You for the lovely short story, but I can't see real well right now. Must be allergies. Or dust.

Yeah, I have dust in my eyes.

Beautiful. I'm sure Cheryl would have loved that story.

Arachne Jericho said...

That was wonderful and beautiful, Mary. Thanks for sharing!

TJWriter said...

That was absolutely beautiful. I think I have dust in my eyes, too.

Mary B said...

Thanks all. I'm glad the story was read. There is a real boy at the track in my town and his mother does push him in his wheelchair. Little bits of it are real.

Melanie Avila said...

Wow, that's a beautiful story. Would you believe the dust blew up around me, too?

Thank you for sharing this.

Lori said...

That was beautiful, Mary. Thank you. It came at the right time.

Mary B said...

I'm so glad everyone enjoyed it and I hope you were able to draw some inspiration from it. I was. I've broken my drought by submitting a short story for the first time in almost 3 months.

Melanie Avila said...

Hi there, I tagged you for the Roar meme. (details on my blog).

Pete said...

I just now read it, I was too busy to read it prior to now. And now, I cannot remember what it was that I was doing. I gave you five minutes, Mary, and you broke my heart. I hope that when eventually go, that I am so finely remembered as this. I can think of nothing finer.

Beautiful, beautiful.

EldonHughes said...

Mary, congratulations. What an outstanding story. I hope that you have submitted this somewhere. It's too good not to fly.

Meerkat said...

Holy smokes, Mom--I hope you are publishing this poignant gem somewhere else, in addition to your nifty new blog!! Put a lump in my furry throat, it did!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Mary.

Just splendid. And touching.

midwife (Jen) from AW

Kelly said...

This is just beautiful. I had tears in my eyes by the end of it. Thank you for this. (dreamsofnever from AW)