The Rogue Speaks:
If you have yet to visit Jenny Matlock, this is a "must do!" You all know how I love quirky, carefree people, and Jenny fits the bill. Each Saturday she posts a prompt, one sentence, and we, her loyal readers, must write a story of 100 words or less around that prompt. This is the first time that I have been able to actually figure out just how to post my entry, after explicit instructions from Jenny. Now where did I put those instructions?? Oh, never mind--here we go!
In that hazy state between sleep and waking, Micah saw her standing there.
"You're here!" he whispered in excitement. "It's been so long! Why did you leave? I loved you so much!"
She gazed down at him. "I didn't want to, Mikey! I had no choice."
"No one calls me Mikey any more. I've been Micah for ten years."
"You will always be my Mikey," she said, and she took him in her arms. "Happy sixteenth birthday, my sweet boy!"
Then she was gone. He never dreamed when he blew out the candles on his cake that his wish to see his long-dead mother again would come true.