Title: Going Shopping
Source: 100 Word Challenge – Thin Spiral Notebook
So I took one of my characters (still sketching out her details) and plopped her into my 100 word challenge. Coupled with my somewhat melancholy mood this week – despite it being Easter! – this 100 word was born. Next week, hopefully I’ll have something a bit more cheerful to present here!
She’s memorised the list: the baker, the wine store, the florist. The old man smiles as she enters. “I’ve got the usual flowers for you – purple. Say hello to your ma for me, alright?”
It brings a smile to her face. “Thank you, Mr. Collins.”
There’s a lump in her throat when she arrives. It’s quiet today, and she wonders how odd she looks, twenty-four and in a place like this. She sits down in near the grave, sets out the opera cake (her favourite), the wine, flowers, and lights a candle.
“Happy birthday mom,” she murmurs. “Happy birthday.”