For This Also, Thanks Mom :: CR99 220510

Inspired by Charli Mill’s Carrot Ranch, #99WordStories
In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story creating a mom selfie.
 

Shirley, the daughter of an unfavored marriage between her Danish mother and Italian father, met, loved, and married a gentle man.

With her mom shunned by her own family, Shirley moved on.

She wanted college, but life’s immediacies drove elsewhere.  Instead, she joined the biggest department store in town and soon rose to the second most senior role of assistant manager.

Everyone knew and loved her as friendly, hard-working, and driven to help others. Despite diseases and crises, her family thrived.

Shirley’s children knew almost nothing of their grandmother’s disfavored marriage.

Unnourished, this root of racism withered and died.

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18 thoughts on “For This Also, Thanks Mom :: CR99 220510

  1. Great work on this piece of flash, Gary. That last line is a killer and made me smile. It just proves that if we let go of parts of our past, those memories will die (but only if we allow them to die).

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