Barking Up The Wrong Tree

“But Mom, everyone else has got pierced ears.  Why can’t I?”

“Sara, not EVERYONE has them and I told you it is not just up to me it is up to your Dad too.”

“But he isn’t cool like you are Mom.  You understand what it means to me to fit in.”

“Honey, your Dad as a dermatologist has seen too many infections from bad piercings from that store.”

“So does that mean I can get it done somewhere else?”

“Sara you are barking up the wrong tree if you want a yes.  You need to talk to your Dad.”


(100 words)

Written for Fandango’s February Expressions (FFE) #10

She Wore White

The day had come. She was so thrilled with the way it was coming together. The guests were slowly filing into the backyard setting. The florists had come and gone leaving a beautiful array of flowers that left a fragrance in the air. The caterer was cooking up more aromas for the reception to follow.

She moved her gaze from the window to her beautiful daughter. She sat in front of a mirror putting finishing touches on her hairdo. It was hard to believe her daughter was a bride, but she made a most beautiful bride in her mother’s eyes.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – setting

Life Is Ever Changing

As I tend to my mother
I remember the days
She would take care of me
Now she needs help with so much
It is my turn to help her
As I brush out her hair
That we have just washed
I have to hold back tears
I know her life will never be the same
And neither will mine…

Too soon she is gone
And I long for another chance
To just be able to brush her hair