Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday Centus - The Wish

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.

25 comments:

Jenny said...

Judie! Wow. You absolutely nailed this little story. I really enjoyed reading this perfectly crafted little gem of a story.

And your linking was perfect!

Welcome to SC! I really hope we see you next week!

Kat said...

This was wonderfully bittersweet. What a lovely little story, you conveyed his heartbreak and longing beautifully in so few words. Nicely done! Kat

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

This is a beautiful, powerful piece. Wow, what a blog. I'm joining your following.
xoRobyn

Judie said...

Thanks,Kat! I liked yours too! We have a lot in common.

Robyn, thanks for coming on board! I have been trying to leave you a comment, but my computer is suffering a bout of constipation and just won't cooperate! More tomorrow!

askcherlock said...

That was poignant. Thanks for sharing this gem. I'll be sure to read more of her!

skinner675 said...

I left a comment but it disappeared! Great post that was really touching!

Viki said...

Wow, this was amazing. Heartfelt, heart-warming all the hearts I can think of lol. Really good job.

Tgoette said...

What a touching and heartfelt piece, Judie! A real emotional grabber! A creative take on the prompt for sure! Well done!

Judie said...

Thanks, Skinner, Vicki, and Tom. I am glad that I finally figured this thing out so I could participate. I was beginning to feel left out!

Jackie said...

I'm glad you got things figured out. You probably needed more help than my attempt at explaining what your SC url post was lol and your story is amazing . I am just lost for words . It's easier for me to leave comments on Saturday Centus than it is Alphabe Thursday cause I enjoy reading everyone's take on it .

The Guy's Perspective said...

I loved it.

Judie said...

Thanks, Jackie! I have been trying to leave comments on other Saturday Centus writers' blogs, but Google must be having issues today. I will try again tomorrow. I have read some great stories!

Thanks, Sai. It was a challenge to write.

Sue said...

Great story, Judie. A dream come true!
=)

Judie said...

Thanks,Sue! Yours was wonderful. So sweet and filled with happiness!

Sarah said...

Nicely done! Seems like everyone is on this Saturday centus thingy.

Judie said...

It makes you try to stretch yourself, to convey a feeling in only 100 words. I spent a lot of time counting!!

You would be GREAT at it, Sarah!

Ginny said...

Lovely, bittersweet storyette. And love the music. What a beautiful site you have!

Judie said...

Thanks, Ginny. I am enjoying YOUR site!

askcherlock said...

Your site keeps getting more and more beautiful. The music you play is a wonderful compliment to your art. Just a lovely place to visit.

Judie said...

It is even more beautiful today with the addition of a picture of you and Rich!!!

Jenners said...

Awww...so bittersweet. Very well done.

Judie said...

Thanks, Jenners! Yours was very well done, and yummy, too!

jeff campbell said...

Such a nifty story...are you a ghost person like me? well done Judie...Peace and blessings

Terra said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. That was wonderful.

cj Schlottman said...

This bittersweet story brought a tear to my eye and swelled my heart. The images are concrete and the emotions penetrating.

Thanks for a great post..........cj